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Standard released for domestic & residential sprinkler systems

The BS 9251:2014 gives recommendations for the design, installation, components, water supplies and backflow protection, commissioning, maintenance and testing of fire sprinkler systems in domestic and residential occupancies.

These systems are primarily intended for the protection of life in case of fire and have additional benefits for property protection, environmental protection, sustainability of buildings and continuity of use, and firefighter safety.

The recommendations of BS 9251:2014 are also applicable to any addition, extension, repair or other modification to a residential sprinkler system.

BS 9251:2014 is intended for the use of designers, engineers, architects, surveyors, contractors, installers and authorities having jurisdiction.

Content for BS 9251:2014 includes:

  • Scope
  • Normative references
  • Terms and definitions
  • Preliminary work and consultation
  • Design, Installation, commissioning and documentation
  • Maintenance

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