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Roof Terrace Escape Door/Window

Postby cesca » Fri May 31, 2019 11:25 am

I have a query about regulations for access to a roof terrace and emergency route. To access it I would need to build stairs, a landing and a ''door''. The problem is that there's not enough space for a 2 m. door. The height above the landing would be 2 m but the door/window only 1.4. I am attaching a draft hoping you get a clearer idea.

I am aware that for escape routes the door height must be 2 m.
Wouldn't building stairs to access a roof terrace via a window (low door) be better than nothing?

Please note that I cannot use the loft space.

I feel that this might be a bit of a stupid question.... But I'm trying to not give up.

Thank you so much for your help.
roof terrace draft.jpg
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Postby DaveyTed » Wed Oct 16, 2019 11:37 am

Is the escape route needed to satisfy legal requirements or just for your own peace of mind?
If not legally required by regulations it surely does not have to comply.
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