All new housing developments and commercial developments must take into account the need for permanent and unobstructed access for firefighting appliances. There should be vehicle access for a pumping appliance to within 45m of all points within the dwelling house. Every elevation to which vehicle access is provided should have a suitable door, not less than 750mm wide, giving access to the interior of the building. Automist was used in a Surrey-based house in lieu of the normal 45m fire engine access, suppression was installed throughout the premises.
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