According to Approved Document B, you should be able to leave your house without passing through the kitchen. However, if you are set on a modern contemporary open plan living space, where your stairs open to the hallway. Automist can often be used alongside an upgraded alarm, escape window and fire doors to ensure that your home complies with the building regulations. It is less intrusive than conventional sprinklers and matches a modern design aesthetic. A fire-engineered justification was used to reassure building control. Click to explore the property.