If you own, manage, or operate a business, it is your legal duty to ensure that there are adequate fire evacuation procedures in place, with additional evacuation procedures for disabled people, in line with fire safety law, the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.
Fire escape plans are becoming an invaluable and essential tool to help identify fire evacuation procedures, evacuation routes and the location of firefighting equipment to staff and visitors, from hotels to large retail units, institutional buildings to schools and public buildings.
When you are renting a property to three or more people who are not from the same household, but sharing facilities like a kitchen and bathroom, you must obtain an HMO license from your local authority.
As part of your planning application, you will be asked to provide a floor plan indicating the general layout of the property, dimensions and areas of all rooms and shared area, and the location of all fire safety equipment such as fire extinguishers, heat and smoke detectors, fire doors and escape windows, for example.
Fourwalls has been at the forefront of property measurement since 1989. With a wealth of experience spanning from city offices to mixed-use portfolios, large retails units to private residential properties, Fourwalls is committed to delivering a complete range of area measurement floor plans that will give agents, contractors, investors and private individuals peace of mind.
Our team of RICS-certified Property Measurers will be pleased to provide assistance and independent advice for the calculation of floor areas, including:
RICS Code of Measuring Practice 6th Edition Net and Gross Internal Area (NIA & GIA)