I see MBIE have removed their fire ‘interpretations’ (previously FAQ) from their website.
What does this mean? Have they retracted their ‘interpretations’ or does it still stand? Does anyone know what’s happening?
Fortunately I print their webpages to PDF at regular intervals, as their advice seems to change without warning.
If their advice has been retracted we can obviously no longer rely on the ‘interpretations’ that allow, for example, failure of only a single fan in smoke control systems that have a single point of failure, or declarations of storage height irrespective of what the building is capable of storage as stated in C/AS5. What about the use of timber linings in crowd uses?
It’s been a long time since I’ve managed to get a response from their info@mbie address either.