Utilities and building interiors

BSI provides standards and publications offering guidance and specification on sanitary installations, wiring and other utilities and interior finishes.

Sanitary standards apply to private dwellings, residential and nursing homes for older people, workplaces, shops and shopping malls, public toilets and temporary toilets, petrol stations, schools, theatres, cinemas, exhibition centres, libraries, museums, hotels, restaurants, licensed pubs, nightclubs and sports facilities.

BS EN 806-4:2010
Specifications for installations inside buildings conveying water for human consumption. Installation

BS 6700:2006+A1:2009
Design, installation, testing and maintenance of services supplying water for domestic use within buildings and their curtilages Specification

BS 8499:2009
Specification for domestic gas meter boxes and meter bracket

BS 6173:2009
Specification for installation and maintenance of gas-fired catering appliances for use in all types of catering establishments (2nd and 3rd family gases)

BS 6798:2009
Specification for installation and maintenance of gas-fired boilers of rated input not exceeding 70 kW net

BS 8537:2010
Copper and copper alloys. Plumbing fittings. Specification for press ends of plumbing fittings for use with metallic tubes

BS 6644:2005+A1:2008
Specification for installation of gas-fired hot water boilers of rated inputs of between 70kW (net) and 1.8 MW (net) (2nd and 3rd family gases)

BS 7671:2008
Requirements for electrical installations. IEE Wiring Regulations. Seventeenth edition kit 

BS 5422:2009
Method for specifying thermal insulating materials for pipes, tanks, vessels, ductwork and equipment operating within the temperature range -40°C to +700°C 

bip 2177Hot and Cold Water Supply. 3rd edition (3rd edition)
Robert H Garrett (co-published with Wiley-Blackwell)
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bip 2109
The Design, Installation, Commissioning and Maintenance of Fire Detection and Fire Alarm Systems: A Guide to BS 5839-1 (3rd edition)

Colin S Todd
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