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    FIRE PRECAUTIONS IN THE DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION AND USE OF BUILDINGS - PART 1: CODE OF PRACTICE FOR RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS

    Available format(s):  Hardcopy, PDF

    Superseded date:  31-12-2011

    Language(s):  English

    Published date:  01-01-1990

    Publisher:  British Standards Institution

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    Committees responsible
    Foreword
    Section 1. General
    1 Scope
    2 Definitions
    3 Analysis of the problem and use of the code
    Section 2. Single-family dwelling houses
    4 Means of escape and provision for rescue
    5 Automatic fire detection and alarm
    6 Ducted warm air heating systems
    Section 3. Flats and maisonettes
    7 Escape from fire
    8 Automatic fire detection and alarm
    9 Internal planning of flats
    10 Internal planning of maisonettes
    11 Alternative exits from dwellings and doors and windows
        for escape or rescue purposes
    12 Escape routes from dwellings with corridor or lobby
        approach
    13 Escape routes from dwellings with balcony or deck
        approach
    14 Stairs and final exits
    15 Ducted warm air heating systems
    16 Fire safety signs
    17 Sheltered housing
    Section 4. Construction
    18 Construction
    Section 5. Accommodation ancillary to flats and
               maisonettes
    19 General
    20 Boiler rooms, fuel storage areas and transformer,
        battery and switchgear rooms
    21 Refuse disposal and storage
    22 Car parks
    Section 6. Engineering services in buildings
               containing flats or maisonettes
    23 General
    24 Gas services
    25 Electrical services
    26 Lighting
    27 Heating systems
    28 Mechanical ventilation and air conditioning
    29 Refuse incinerators
    Section 7. Fire protection facilities for buildings
               containing flats or maisonettes
    30 General
    31 Fire detection and alarm systems
    32 Special risk protection
    33 Manual firefighting equipment
    34 Water supplies for firefighting
    35 Access for firefighting
    36 Smoke control for means of escape
    37 Smoke control for firefighting
    38 Plans for fire service use
    Section 8. Advice to owners and occupiers of flats
               and maisonettes
    Appendix A Bibliography
    Appendix B Deleted
    Appendix C Development of fire
    Appendix D Smoke alarms in the home
    Publications referred to

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    Provides recommendations and guidance for designers and building construction teams in their task of incorporating into the following buildings measures that should, in the event of fire, safeguard the lives of people residing in, or visiting, such buildings, and that may help to protect the building against the effects of fire.

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    Committee FSH/14
    Development Note Supersedes BS CP3:CH4-1(1971), 87/35000 DC and BS 5588-1.1(1984). (07/2002) Reviewed and confirmed by BSI, January 2008. (12/2007)
    Document Type Standard
    Publisher British Standards Institution
    Status Superseded
    Superseded By
    Supersedes

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    BS PD6686(2006) : 2006 GUIDANCE ON DIRECTIVES, REGULATIONS AND STANDARDS RELATED TO PREVENTION OF FIRE AND EXPLOSION IN THE PROCESS INDUSTRIES
    BS 5588-8(1999) : 1999 FIRE PRECAUTIONS IN THE DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION AND USE OF BUILDINGS - PART 8: CODE OF PRACTICE FOR MEANS OF ESCAPE FOR DISABLED PEOPLE
    BS 5839-6(2004) : 2004 FIRE DETECTION AND FIRE ALARM SYSTEMS FOR BUILDINGS - PART 6: CODE OF PRACTICE FOR THE DESIGN, INSTALLATION AND MAINTENANCE OF FIRE DETECTION AND FIRE ALARM SYSTEMS IN DWELLINGS
    BIP 3043 : 2005 BS 8300 - DESIGN OF BUILDINGS AND THEIR APPROACHES TO MEET THE NEEDS OF DISABLED PEOPLE - CODE OF PRACTICE
    BS 7412(1991) : 1991 SPECIFICATION FOR PLASTICS WINDOWS MADE FROM PVC-U EXTRUDED HOLLOW PROFILES
    BS 5588-5(2004) : 2004 FIRE PRECAUTIONS IN THE DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION AND USE OF BUILDINGS - PART 5: ACCESS AND FACILITIES FOR FIRE-FIGHTING
    BS 5588-6(1991) : 1991 FIRE PRECAUTIONS IN THE DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION AND USE OF BUILDINGS - PART 6: CODE OF PRACTICE FOR PLACES OF ASSEMBLY
    BS 5588-11(1997) : 1997 FIRE PRECAUTIONS IN THE DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION AND USE OF BUILDINGS - PART 11: CODE OF PRACTICE FOR SHOPS, OFFICES, INDUSTRIAL, STORAGE AND OTHER SIMILAR BUILDINGS
    BS 7412(2002) : 2002 PLASTICS WINDOWS MADE FROM UNPLASTICIZED POLYVINYL CHLORIDE (PVC-U) EXTRUDED HOLLOW PROFILES - SPECIFICATION
    BS 5588-4(1978) : 1978 FIRE PRECAUTIONS IN THE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF BUILDINGS - CODE OF PRACTICE FOR SMOKE CONTROL IN PROTECTED ESCAPE ROUTES USING PRESSURIZATION
    BS 8213-1(1991) : 1991 WINDOWS, DOORS AND ROOFLIGHTS - CODE OF PRACTICE FOR SAFETY IN USE AND CLEANING OF WINDOWS AND DOORS (INCLUDING GUIDANCE ON CLEANING MATERIALS AND METHODS)
    BS 5395-2(1984) : 1984 STAIRS, LADDERS AND WALKWAYS - PART 2: CODE OF PRACTICE FOR THE DESIGN OF HELICAL AND SPIRAL STAIRS
    BS 5588-9(1999) : 1999 FIRE PRECAUTIONS IN THE DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION AND USE OF BUILDINGS - PART 9: CODE OF PRACTICE FOR VENTILATION AND AIR CONDITIONING DUCTWORK
    03/119007 DC : DRAFT DEC 2003 BS 5839-6 - FIRE DETECTION AND FIRE ALARM SYSTEMS FOR BUILDINGS - PART 6: CODE OF PRACTICE FOR THE DESIGN, INSTALLATION AND MAINTENANCE OF FIRE DETECTION AND FIRE ALARM SYSTEMS IN DWELLINGS
    BS 5864(2004) : 2004 INSTALLATION AND MAINTENANCE OF GAS-FIRED DUCTED AIR HEATERS OF RATED INPUT NOT EXCEEDING 70 KW NET (2ND AND 3RD FAMILY GASES) - SPECIFICATION
    BS 6229(2003) : 2003 FLAT ROOFS WITH CONTINUOUSLY SUPPORTED COVERINGS - CODE OF PRACTICE
    BS 8214:1990 CODE OF PRACTICE FOR FIRE DOOR ASSEMBLIES WITH NON-METALLIC LEAVES
    09/30205734 DC : 0 BS 5864 - INSTALLATION AND MAINTENANCE OF GAS-FIRED DUCTED AIR HEATERS OF RATED HEAT INPUT NOT EXCEEDING 70 KW NET (2ND AND 3RD FAMILY GASES) - SPECIFICATION
    BS 5234-1(1992) : 1992 PARTITIONS (INCLUDING MATCHING LININGS) - CODE OF PRACTICE FOR DESIGN AND INSTALLATION
    BS 7083(1996) : 1996 GUIDE TO THE ACCOMMODATION AND OPERATING ENVIRONMENT FOR INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (IT) EQUIPMENT
    BS DD180(1989) : 1989 GUIDE FOR THE ASSESSMENT OF TOXIC HAZARDS IN FIRE IN BUILDINGS AND TRANSPORT
    BS 5588-5(1991) : 1991 FIRE PRECAUTIONS IN THE DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION AND USE OF BUILDINGS - CODE OF PRACTICE FOR FIREFIGHTING STAIRS AND LIFTS
    BS 5499-4:2000 SAFETY SIGNS, INCLUDING FIRE SAFETY SIGNS - PART 4: CODE OF PRACTICE FOR ESCAPE ROUTE SIGNING
    BS 6644(1991) : 1991 SPECIFICATION FOR INSTALLATION OF GAS-FIRED HOT WATER BOILERS OF RATED INPUTS BETWEEN 60 kW AND 2 MW (2ND AND 3RD FAMILY GASES)
    BS 8300(2001) : 2001 DESIGN OF BUILDINGS AND THEIR APPROACHES TO MEET THE NEEDS OF DISABLED PEOPLE - CODE OF PRACTICE
    BS 8220-1(2000) : 2000 GUIDE FOR SECURITY OF BUILDINGS AGAINST CRIME - PART 1: DWELLINGS
    BIP 3044 : 2005 BS 8300 - DESIGN OF BUILDINGS AND THEIR APPROACHES TO MEET THE NEEDS OF DISABLED PEOPLE - CODE OF PRACTICE
    BS 5588-10(1991) : 1991 FIRE PRECAUTIONS IN THE DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION AND USE OF BUILDINGS - PART 10: CODE OF PRACTICE FOR SHOPPING COMPLEXES
    03/310868 DC : DRAFT JUNE 2003 BS 6644 - SPECIFICATION FOR INSTALLATION OF GAS-FIRED HOT WATER BOILERS OF RATED INPUTS BETWEEN 70KW (NET) AND 2MW (GROSS) (2ND AND 3RD FAMILY GASES)
    BS 5839-6:1995 FIRE DETECTION AND ALARM SYSTEMS FOR BUILDINGS - CODE OF PRACTICE FOR THE DESIGN AND INSTALLATION OF FIRE DETECTION AND ALARM SYSTEMS IN DWELLINGS
    BS 5864(2010) : 2010 INSTALLATION AND MAINTENANCE OF GAS-FIRED DUCTED AIR HEATERS OF RATED HEAT INPUT NOT EXCEEDING 70 KW NET (2ND AND 3RD FAMILY GASES) - SPECIFICATION
    BS 6644(2005) : 2005 SPECIFICATION FOR INSTALLATION OF GAS-FIRED HOT WATER BOILERS OF RATED INPUTS BETWEEN 70 KW (NET) AND 1.8 MW (NET) (2ND AND 3RD FAMILY GASES)
    I.S. 3218:2013 FIRE DETECTION AND ALARM SYSTEMS FOR BUILDINGS - SYSTEM DESIGN, INSTALLATION, COMMISSIONING, SERVICING AND MAINTENANCE
    BS 6229:2003 FLAT ROOFS WITH CONTINUOUSLY SUPPORTED COVERINGS - CODE OF PRACTICE
    BS 5864:2004 INSTALLATION AND MAINTENANCE OF GAS-FIRED DUCTED AIR HEATERS OF RATED INPUT NOT EXCEEDING 70 KW NET (2ND AND 3RD FAMILY GASES) - SPECIFICATION
    BS 5864:2010 INSTALLATION AND MAINTENANCE OF GAS-FIRED DUCTED AIR HEATERS OF RATED HEAT INPUT NOT EXCEEDING 70 KW NET (2ND AND 3RD FAMILY GASES) - SPECIFICATION
    BS 5839-6:2004 FIRE DETECTION AND FIRE ALARM SYSTEMS FOR BUILDINGS - PART 6: CODE OF PRACTICE FOR THE DESIGN, INSTALLATION AND MAINTENANCE OF FIRE DETECTION AND FIRE ALARM SYSTEMS IN DWELLINGS
    BS 7083:1996 GUIDE TO THE ACCOMMODATION AND OPERATING ENVIRONMENT FOR INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (IT) EQUIPMENT

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    BS 476-23(1987) : 1987 FIRE TESTS ON BUILDING MATERIALS AND STRUCTURES - METHODS FOR DETERMINATION OF THE CONTRIBUTION OF COMPONENTS TO THE FIRE RESISTANCE OF A STRUCTURE
    BS 476-4(1970) : 1970 FIRE TESTS ON BUILDING MATERIALS AND STRUCTURES - PART 4: NON-COMBUSTIBILITY TEST FOR MATERIALS
    BS 5588-9(1989) : 1989 FIRE PRECAUTIONS IN THE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF BUILDINGS - CODE OF PRACTICE FOR VENTILATION AND AIR CONDITIONING DUCTWORK
    BS 5906(1980) : 1980 CODE OF PRACTICE FOR STORAGE AND ON-SITE TREATMENT OF SOLID WASTE FROM BUILDINGS
    BS 7036(1988) : 1988 CODE OR PRACTICE FOR PROVISION AND INSTALLATION OF SAFETY DEVICES FOR AUTOMATIC POWER OPERATED PEDESTRIAN DOOR SYSTEMS
    BS 7176(1995) : 1995 SPECIFICATION FOR RESISTANCE TO IGNITION OF UPHOLSTERED FURNITURE FOR NON-DOMESTIC SEATING BY TESTING COMPOSITES
    BS 5499-1(1990) : 1990 FIRE SAFETY SIGNS, NOTICES AND GRAPHIC SYMBOLS - PART 1: SPECIFICATION FOR FIRE SAFETY SIGNS
    BS 5619(1978) : 1978 CODE OF PRACTICE FOR DESIGN OF HOUSING FOR THE CONVENIENCE OF DISABLED PEOPLE
    BS 6644(1991) : 1991 SPECIFICATION FOR INSTALLATION OF GAS-FIRED HOT WATER BOILERS OF RATED INPUTS BETWEEN 60 kW AND 2 MW (2ND AND 3RD FAMILY GASES)
    BS 5410-1:1977 CODE OF PRACTICE FOR OIL FIRING - INSTALLATIONS UP TO 44 KW OUTPUT CAPACITY FOR SPACE HEATING AND HOT WATER SUPPLY PURPOSES
    BS 5655-6(2002) : 2002 LIFTS AND SERVICE LIFTS - CODE OF PRACTICE FOR THE SELECTION AND INSTALLATION OF NEW LIFTS
    PD 6512-1:1985 USE OF ELEMENTS OF STRUCTURAL FIRE PROTECTION WITH PARTICULAR REFERENCE TO THE RECOMMENDATIONS GIVEN IN BS 5588
    BS 8214:1990 CODE OF PRACTICE FOR FIRE DOOR ASSEMBLIES WITH NON-METALLIC LEAVES
    BS 5395-1(2000) : 2000 STAIRS, LADDERS AND WALKWAYS - PART 1: CODE OF PRACTICE FOR THE DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE OF STRAIGHT STAIRS AND WINDERS
    BS 6400(1997) : 1997 SPECIFICATION FOR INSTALLATION OF DOMESTIC SIZED GAS METERS (2ND AND 3RD FAMILY GASES)
    BS 5423(1987) : 1987 SPECIFICATION FOR PORTABLE FIRE EXTINGUISHERS
    BS 6575(1985) : 1985 SPECIFICATION FOR FIRE BLANKETS
    BS PD6520(1988) : 1988 GUIDE TO FIRE TEST METHODS FOR BUILDING MATERIALS AND ELEMENTS OF CONSTRUCTION
    BS 5839-1(1988) : 1988 FIRE DETECTION AND ALARM SYSTEMS FOR BUILDINGS - CODE OF PRACTICE FOR SYSTEM DESIGN, INSTALLATION AND SERVICING
    BS 5274(1985) : 1985 SPECIFICATION FOR FIRE HOSE REELS (WATER) FOR FIXED INSTALLATIONS
    BS 5266-1(1988) : 1988 EMERGENCY LIGHTING - CODE OF PRACTICE FOR THE EMERGENCY LIGHTING OF PREMISES OTHER THAN CINEMAS AND CERTAIN OTHER SPECIFIED PREMISES USED FOR ENTERTAINMENT
    BS 5306-0:1986 FIRE EXTINGUISHING INSTALLATIONS AND EQUIPMENT ON PREMISES - GUIDE FOR THE SELECTION OF INSTALLED SYSTEMS AND OTHER FIRE EQUIPMENT
    BS 476-11(1982) : 1982 FIRE TESTS ON BUILDING MATERIALS AND STRUCTURE - PART 11: METHOD FOR ASSESSING THE HEAT EMISSION FORM BUILDING MATERIALS
    BS 5041-1(1987) : 1987 FIRE HYDRANT SYSTEMS EQUIPMENT - SPECIFICATION FOR LANDING VALVES FOR WET RISERS
    BS 6891(1998) : 1998 SPECIFICATION FOR INSTALLATION OF LOW PRESSURE GAS PIPEWORK OF UP TO 28 MM (R1) IN DOMESTIC PREMISES (2ND FAMILY GAS)
    BS 5446-1(1990) : 1990 COMPONENTS OF AUTOMATIC FIRE ALARM SYSTEMS FOR RESIDENTIAL PREMISES - SPECIFICATION FOR SELF-CONTAINED SMOKE ALARMS AND POINT-TYPE SMOKE DETECTORS
    BS 5041-2(1987) : 1987 FIRE HYDRANT SYSTEMS EQUIPMENT - SPECIFICATION FOR LANDING VALVES FOR DRY RISERS
    BS PD6512-3(1987) : 1987 USE OF ELEMENTS OF STRUCTURAL FIRE PROTECTION WITH PARTICULAR REFERENCE TO THE RECOMMENDATIONS GIVEN IN BS 5588 'FIRE PRECAUTIONS IN THE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF BUILDINGS' - GUIDE TO THE FIRE PERFORMANCE OF GLASS
    BS 4467(1991) : 1991 GUIDE TO DIMENSIONS IN DESIGNING FOR ELDERLY PEOPLE
    BS 476-20(1987) : 1987 FIRE TESTS ON BUILDING MATERIALS AND STRUCTURES - PART 20: METHOD FOR DETERMINATION OF THE FIRE RESISTANCE OF ELEMENTS OF CONSTRUCTION (GENERAL PRINCIPLES)
    BS 476-21(1987) : 1987 FIRE TESTS ON BUILDING MATERIALS AND STRUCTURES - PART 21: METHODS FOR DETERMINATION OF THE FIRE RESISTANCE OF LOADBEARING ELEMENTS OF CONSTRUCTION
    BS 5852(1990) : 1990
    BS 5588-5(1986) : 1986 FIRE PRECAUTIONS IN THE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF BUILDINGS - CODE OF PRACTICE FOR FIREFIGHTING STAIRWAYS AND LIFTS
    BS 6459-1(1984) : 1984 DOOR CLOSERS - SPECIFICATION FOR MECHANICAL PERFORMANCE OF CRANK AND RACK AND PINION OVERHEAD CLOSERS
    BS 5306-1(1976) : 1976 FIRE EXTINGUISHING INSTALLATIONS AND EQUIPMENT ON PREMISES - HYDRANT SYSTEMS HOSE REELS AND FOAM INLETS
    BS 6804(1986) : 1986 CODE OF PRACTICE FOR SOCIAL ALARM SYSTEMS
    BS 5306-3(1985) : 1985 FIRE EXTINGUISHING INSTALLATIONS AND EQUIPMENT ON PREMISES - CODE OF PRACTICE FOR SELECTION INSTALLATION AND MAINTENANCE OF PORTABLE FIRE EXTINGUISHERS
    BS 5588-8(1988) : 1988 FIRE PRECAUTIONS IN THE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF BUILDINGS - CODE OF PRACTICE FOR MEANS OF ESCAPE FOR DISABLED PEOPLE
    BS 5839-3(1988) : 1988 FIRE DETECTION AND ALARM SYSTEMS FOR BUILDINGS - PART 3: SPECIFICATION FOR AUTOMATIC RELEASE MECHANISMS FOR CERTAIN FIRE PROTECTION EQUIPMENT
    BS 5410-2:1978 CODE OF PRACTICE FOR OIL FIRING - INSTALLATIONS OF 44 KW AND ABOVE OUTPUT CAPACITY FOR SPACE HEATING HOT WATER AND STEAM SUPPLY PURPOSES
    BS 5588-4(1978) : 1978 FIRE PRECAUTIONS IN THE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF BUILDINGS - CODE OF PRACTICE FOR SMOKE CONTROL IN PROTECTED ESCAPE ROUTES USING PRESSURIZATION
    BS 5720:1979 CODE OF PRACTICE FOR MECHANICAL VENTILATION AND AIR CONDITIONING IN BUILDINGS
    BS 4211(1994) : 1994 SPECIFICATION FOR LADDERS FOR PERMANENT ACCESS TO CHIMNEYS, OTHER HIGH STRUCTURES, SILOS AND BINS
    BS 476-31.1(1983) : 1983 FIRE TESTS ON BUILDING MATERIALS AND STRUCTURES - PART 31: METHODS FOR MEASURING SMOKE PENETRATION THROUGH DOORSETS AND SHUTTER ASSEMBLIES - SECTION 31.1: METHOD OF MEASUREMENT UNDER AMBIENT TEMPERATURE CONDITIONS
    BS 6180(1999) : 1999 BARRIERS IN AND ABOUT BUILDINGS - CODE OF PRACTICE
    BS 476-8(1972) : 1972 FIRE TESTS ON BUILDING MATERIALS AND STRUCTURES - TEST METHODS AND CRITERIA FOR THE FIRE RESISTANCE OF ELEMENTS OF BUILDING CONSTRUCTION
    BS 6387(1994) : 1994 SPECIFICATION FOR PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS FOR CABLES REQUIRED TO MAINTAIN CIRCUIT INTEGRITY UNDER FIRE CONDITIONS
    BS 799-5(1987) : 1987 OIL BURNING EQUIPMENT - SPECIFICATION FOR OIL STORAGE TANKS
    BS 6262(1982) : 1982 CODE OF PRACTICE FOR GLAZING FOR BUILDINGS
    BS 8313(1997) : 1997 CODE OF PRACTICE FOR ACCOMMODATION OF BUILDING SERVICES IN DUCTS
    BS 476-22(1987) : 1987 FIRE TESTS ON BUILDING MATERIALS AND STRUCTURES - PART 22: METHODS FOR DETERMINATION OF THE FIRE RESISTANCE OF NON-LOADBEARING ELEMENTS OF CONSTRUCTION
    BS 3632(1995) : 1995 SPECIFICATION FOR RESIDENTIAL PARK HOMES
    BS 6798(2000) : 2000 SPECIFICATION FOR INSTALLATION OF GAS-FIRED BOILERS OF RATED INPUT NOT EXCEEDING 70 KW NET
    BS 5867-2(1980) : 1980 SPECIFICATION FOR FABRICS FOR CURTAINS AND DRAPES - FLAMMABILITY REQUIREMENTS
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