Poorly Converted Buildings
Buildings which have been converted in the past, prior to the introduction of tougher legislation, are referred to as pcb’s.
Residential fire sprinkler systems are recommended in such flats, where a fire risk assessment highlights a problem with the fire safety of the building.
House of Multiple Occupation
Flats in such properties are generally considered residential as each property is inhabited by a single family. However, a problem can occur for the owners of such properties if a high percentage of the flats in that pcb are rented out by the individual owners. This can lead the local authority classifying the building as an to HMO (House of Multiple Occupation) The property will then require additional safety measures.
As the of a flat in a pcb, which is now classed as an HMO, a Residential Fire Sprinkler system could be considered as a compensatory measure.
For the best advise on problems associated with these properties, call RAD Fire Sprinklers on 01892 680 090 and speak to an engineer – we don’t employ sales staff.