Homes with open layouts have become some of the most popular and sought-after house plans available today. An open floor plan can make your home feel larger, even if the square footage is modest. By eliminating doorways and widening the passages to dining and living areas, you obtain a sense of spaciousness that divided rooms lack. However these layouts are often at odds with fire building regulations which require compartmentation to limit the spread of fire compromising the escape route.
The Open Plan Alliance is a knowledge-centre focused on promoting information and guidance on how homeowners and architects alike, can create the layouts they desire whilst conforming with fire building regulations and keeping their homes safe.
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