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CASPAR's technical solutions made clear . . .

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Not all solutions to technical issues are immediately apparent from architecture magazine articles, therefore, we are pleased to respond to E R Kannemeyer's letter on our CASPAR development in Leeds (AJ 17/24.8.00).

The use of the study as a bedroom is permitted under section B of the building regulations because the room is enclosed with 30 minute fire resisting construction, the doors are FD30s, and the window has been designed as an alternative means of escape leading to the external access gallery.

The balustrading to the private balconies features a galvanised steel mesh to deter children from climbing it from the inside; from the courtyard side, the balconies are out of the reach of children.A fine mesh was chosen to be as invisible as possible - so is not always clear on the photographs - but was annotated on the published working drawing (AJ 3/10.8.00).

The 38mm balcony battens have been engineered for domestic point loading and span continuously over the RSA supports, giving them increased strength.

Mark Lewis, Levitt Bernstein

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