Scottish Building Standards: Domestic: Section 2: Fire - A summary of changes in 2010 edition (Version 1)

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Life safety is the main objective of building regulations relating to fire safety. Domestic buildings should be designed and constructed in such a way that the risk of fire is reduced and, if a fire does occur, there are measures in place to restrict the growth of fire and smoke to enable the occupants to escape safely and for fire-fighters to deal with the fire safely and effectively.

This Construction Briefing provides a summary of the full changes in the 2010 edition of Scottish Building Standards: Domestic: Section 2: Fire, and takes a look at the most significant changes for designers.

This sheet also contains a selection of tabularised statistics relating to the impact of fire in the United Kingdom and explains to TRADA members some of the key considerations they must make to comply to the new set of Building Regulations.



  • Scope of briefing
  • Key definitions
  • Summary of amendments in 2010 edition
  • Key changes for designers
  • The requirements
    • Means of escape - Clause 2.9
    • Open plan layouts - Clause 2.97
    • Escape routes in flats and maisonettes - Clause 2.9.10
    • Fire hazard rooms - Clause 2.9.18
    • Refuge in a building - Clause 2.9.24
    • Communication (Fire alarm) - Clause 2.11.1

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