BDM10 - Code of practice for the protection of empty buildings - Fire safety and security

  • 14 Oct 2008
  • Building construction, structure and protection

This document provides guidance to those responsible for any empty premises. It is aimed at buildings which are temporarily empty and are still seen by the owners as having a viable future. It also provides guidance that may be applied to buildings whose future is less certain. Section 12 of this document contains a general checklist of actions for owners of empty buildings, parts of which are extracted and commented upon within the main document. Appendix A contains specific advice about empty buildings of architectural or historical significance, where special considerations may apply. In such cases, consultation with the appropriate authorities is recommended.