If the 45m rule for firefighting access in paragraph 11.2 cannot be achieved to all points within the dwelling house would the provision of a private fire hydrant directly outside the dwelling be a suitable alternative approach?
Provision of water supplies does not, on its own, reduce the physiological impact on firefighters of travelling long distances whilst carrying heavy equipment. Water from private hydrants may still need to be pumped before it can be used for firefighting.
Where it is proposed to adopt an alternative approach to meeting requirement B5 (Access and facilities for the fire service). It would be advisable to seek the advice of the fire and rescue service who can advise on the practicalities of fire fighting.