BS 9251:2014 Fire sprinkler systems for domestic and residential occupancies. Code of practice

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BS 9251:2014

Fire sprinkler systems for domestic and residential occupancies. Code of practice

Status : Current, Under review   Published : October 2014



BS 9251:2014 Fire sprinkler systems for domestic and residential occupancies. Code of practice

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.

Who is it for?

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

Contents for BS 9251:2014 includes:

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


This British Standard supersedes BS 9251:2005, which is withdrawn.

Standard NumberBS 9251:2014
TitleFire sprinkler systems for domestic and residential occupancies. Code of practice
StatusCurrent, Under review
Publication Date31 October 2014
Cross ReferencesASTM F442, BS 5839-1:2013, BS 5839-6:2013, BS 8558, BS 9252, BS EN 805, BS EN 806, BS EN 1057:2006+A1:2010, BS EN 10226-1, BS EN 10226-2, BS EN 10255, BS EN 12259-1, BS EN ISO 9453, BS 1710, BS 5306-0:2011, BS 9991, BS 9999, BS EN 1717:2000, BS EN 12845:2004+A2:2009, BS EN ISO 9001, Water Supply (Water Fittings) Regulations 1999, Water Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2006, Water Supply (Water Fittings) (Scotland) Byelaws 2014
ReplacesBS 9251:2005
Draft Superseded By14/30280481 DC
DescriptorsFire safety, Fire safety in buildings, Records (documents), Firefighting, Temperature, Firefighting equipment, Flow rates, Mobile buildings, Length, Technical documents, Mathematical calculations, Houses, Maintenance, Installation, Ratings, Instructions for use, Commissioning, Siting, Water supply, Colour codes, Components, Valves, Leak tests, Alarm systems, Inspection, Pipes, Flats, Fire sprinklers, Flow measurement, Design, Pipe fittings, Domestic
ISBN978 0 580 82422 7
File Size175 KB

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