Building regulations stipulate that all first floor and above, along with habitable rooms, are fitted with an adequate fire escape. Windows can also be fitted with fire escape hinges (Egress) to provide quick effective and secure fire escapes. Some examples are given below.
Opening casements need to comply with minimum sizes on narrow multi-pane windows we can overcome this by using our cottage style window configurations.
Egress 90 degree Hinge:
Egress hinge in easi clean mode:
Egress 90 degree fire escape:
French windows: Using Egress hinges for fire escape compliance: