Outside Space

If you have a balcony, garden or use of a communal space, it’s your responsibility to use it safely to prevent any fire risks. We understand that you want to enjoy the use of your outside space, however making sure it’s hazard free is important too.

Published: 24/01/2024

Fire safety guidelines are in place to help you stay safe when using your balcony and outdoor spaces. You can’t have any fires or naked flames on your balcony or communal areas at any time. This includes barbeques, chimineas, fire pits and candles. 

Why aren’t I allowed fires or naked flames in my outdoor space? 

If a fire breaks out on your balcony, in your garden or in a communal outdoor space, it will spread much faster than inside your flat. This is because there is more oxygen and external conditions, such as wind, to help the fire grow.  

Learn more about fire safety 

We have a dedicated building safety team who work closely with qualified experts, including the London Fire Brigade, to keep our residents safe. They and other specialist teams monitor our buildings to make sure they’re safe and comply with the latest guidelines. 
But we also need your help – to be vigilant and report any concerns – so we can address any possible issues immediately.  
Visit our fire safety page to learn more about how we’re working to keep you safe and what you can do to help keep you and your family safe. 

You can also visit our winter-ready page for lots of other ways to help you prepare for the colder months, save money, keep safe and well and be a little more sustainable this winter. 



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