Building design must respond to risks posed by balcony fires, says new report

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Balconies are a growing feature of urban development as designers strive to harness precious outdoor space, especially in high rise buildings.

But careful consideration must be given to materials and structural design to mitigate the risk of a balcony fire spreading to other parts of the building.

This is the finding of a new BRE Global report for the Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG) carried out under the “Investigation of Real Fires” contract.

http://gulffire.mdmpublishing.com/building-design-must-respond-to-risks-posed-by-balcony-fires-says-new-report/

The full report is available at: http://www.bre.co.uk/filelibrary/Fire%20and%20Security/FI---Fire-safety-and-balconies-July-16.pdf

For more information, go to http://www.bre.co.uk/