Fire Escapes, Staircases, Ladders

DID YOU KNOW? - In line with 'Building Regulations PART K' - It is a lawful requirement for all buildings to supply adequate access and escape to the Public and Emergency Services?

Elder Sheet Metal Ltd measure, design and fabricate Fire Escapes, Steel Staircases, CAT Ladders, walkways, platforms, & access hatches in line with the current legal requirements. This standard is currently known as "The Building Regulations Part K Protection from falling, collision and impact" - Copies of this document can be downloaded from the National Planning Portal website

Here is an abstract from the official guidelines

This approved document gives guidance on how to comply with Parts K1, K2, K3, K4, K5.1, K5.2, K5.3, K5.4 and K6 of the Building Regulations. It contains the following sections:

Section 1: Guidance on aspects of the geometry of stairs, special stairs, fixed ladders and handrails for and guarding of stairs

Section 2: Guidance on ramps and guarding of ramps

Section 3: Guidance on protection from falling

Section 4: Guidance on vehicle barriers and loading bays

Section 5: Guidance on protection against impact with glazing

Section 6: Guidance on protection from collision with open windows etc.

Section 7: Guidance on manifestation of glazing

Section 8: Guidance on safe opening and closing of windows etc.

Section 9: Guidance on safe access for cleaning windows etc.

Section 10: Guidance on protection against impact from and trapping by doors


Elder Sheet Metal Ltd are based in Chesham Buckinghamshire. From our purpose built premises we service a large and varied customer base with major clients in Watford, Aylesbury, High Wycombe, Maidenhead, Marlow, Henley on Thames, Marlborough, Slough, Windsor, Reading, Central London, Luton, Hemel Hempstead, Oxford, Cheltenham and Newbury. We've also fabricated for customers in the surrounding counties of Berkshire, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Worcestershire, Surrey, Warwickshire, Herefordshire, Middlesex, Greater London and Kent

However, our mobile fitting teams have access to a fantastic road network (M40, M3, M4, M1 & M25) enabling Elder Sheet Metal Ltd to carry out projects Nationwide.

For all enquiries or to arrange a FREE SITE SURVEY please call 01494 774 281

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UNIT 12 Anglo Business Park
Asheridge Road, Chesham
Buckinghamshire, HP5 2QA
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Mon - Fri - 7.30am to 6pm
Sat - by appointment

Why Elder Sheet Metal Ltd

Established for over 40 years, Elder Sheet Metal Ltd have built up a reputation for reliability, quality and competitiveness within the Metal Fabrication industry. Every 'Elder' team member takes great pride in their work and are committed to delivering 100% customer satisfaction - Try us today! - 01494 774 281

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