We are planning to add stairs to a loft conversion in a Victorian Terrace - there has already been some work done (strengthened floor, velux windows, insulation etc) which building regs have seen and approved.
We would like to make this a more usable (habitable) room by adding stairs - due to the size and layout these would start in another room on the first floor - not ideal but its a small and quirky house anyways so not a great issue design wise.
Does anyone know how we can get this to comply with building regs? We would enclose the stairs with a fire door and have mains, connected smoke alarms.
Would we need something like a sprinkler in the potential escape room - or an emergency ladder to satisfy the regulations?
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