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Building Regulations and Guidance

Fire Safety: Approved Document B

Building Bulletin 100: Design for fire safety in schools

Document B Guidance

Technical Note – RISK and Building Regulations

Bond Dickinson Advice Note – Fire Protection Issues

Technical Note – Third Party Certification

 

FAQs

Technical note – Fire FAQs

Approved Document B

 

Other Guidance: relevant publications and articles

Fire test report: DCLG BS 8414 test no.5

BWF Certifire – Fire Doors and Doorsets – Refurbishment Best Practice Guide

Grenfell Tower fire article by David Frise – Construction News 4 July 2017

Fire – Understand your responsibilities

AIS Insight April 2013 – Penetrations

Technical Note – Fire Labelling Scheme with ASFP

Online links:

Wilkinson Construction Consultants

Statement on Grenfell House from Chairman of the BWF Fire Door Scheme

Grenfell Tower Inquiry

http://www.bwfcertifire.org.uk/publications/guides-and-directories

http://firedoorsafetyweek.co.uk/council-and-social-housing/

http://specfinish.co.uk/drylining-and-passive-fire-protection/

http://specfinish.co.uk/getting-fire-protection-right-can-save-lives/

http://specfinish.co.uk/asfp-fis-reveal-labelling-system-improve-fire-safety/

http://specfinish.co.uk/asfp-backs-passive-fire-protection-research-project/

http://specfinish.co.uk/technical-fire-understand-your-responsibilities/

http://specfinish.co.uk/fire-doors-what-contractors-need-to-know/

http://specfinish.co.uk/passive-fire-protection-how-to-deliver-on-regulation-38/

http://specfinish.co.uk/raising-standards-in-fire-protection/

http://specfinish.co.uk/technical-fire-stopping-in-drywall-systems/

Construction Industry Council – Fire Safety Digests

Current Issue – 30 January 2018

Archive

British Standards for the Construction Industry 2017

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Acoustic British Standards

BS EN ISO 140-18:2006 Acoustics: Measurement of sound insulation in buildings and building element. Laboratory measurement of sound generated by rainfall on building elements – Current

BS EN ISO 717-1:2013 Acoustics: Rating of sound insulation in buildings and building elements – Current

BS EN ISO 717-2:2013 Acoustics: Rating of sound insulation in buildings and of building elements. Impact sound insulation – Current

BS 8233:2014 Guidance of sound insulation and noise reduction for buildings – Current

BS EN 10140-1:2016 Acoustics: Laboratory measurement of sound insulation of building elements. Application rules for specific products – Current, Under review

BS EN 10140-2:2010 Acoustics: Laboratory measurement of sound insulation of building elements. Measurement of airborne sound insulation – Current, Under review

BS EN 10140-3:2010 + A1:2015 Acoustics: Laboratory measurement of sound insulation of building elements. Measurements of impact sound insulation – Current, Under review

BS EN 10140-4:2010 Acoustics: Laboratory measurements of sound insulation of building elements. Measurements procedures and requirements – Current, Under review

BS EN 10140-5:2010 + A1: 2014 Acoustics: Laboratory measurement of sound insulation of building elements. Requirements for test facilities and equipment’s – Current, Under review

BS EN ISO 11654 Acoustics: Sound absorbers for use in buildings. Rating of sound absorption – Current

BS EN 12354-5:2009 Building acoustics: Estimation of acoustic performance of buildings from the performance of elements. Sound absorption in enclosed spaces – Current

BS EN 12354-6:2003 Building acoustics: Estimation of acoustic performance of building from the performance of elements. Sound absorption in enclosed spaces – Current

BS EN ISO 12354-1:2017 Building acoustics: Estimation of acoustic performance of buildings from the performance of elements. Airborne sound insulation between rooms – Current

BS EN ISO 12354-2:2017 Building acoustics: Estimation of acoustic performance of buildings from the performance of elements. Impact sound insulation between rooms – Current

Business Information Modelling (BIM) British Standards

PAS 1192-5:2015 Specification for security-minded building information modelling, digital built environments and smart asset management – Current

BS 1192:2007 + A2:2016 Collaborative production of architectural, engineering and construction information. Code of practice – Current

PAS 1192-2:2013 Specification for information management for capital/delivery phase of construction projects using business information modelling – Current

BS 1192-4:2014 Collaborative production of information. Fulfilling employer’s information exchange requirements using COBie. Code of practice – Current

BS 8536-1:2015 Briefing for design and construction. Code of practice for facilities management (Buildings infrastructure) – Current

PAS 1192-6 Specification for collaborative sharing and use of structured Health and Safety information using BIM – In Development

PAS 1192-7 Construction product information 0 Specification for defining, sharing and maintaining structured digital construction product information – In Development

Suspended Ceilings British Standards

BS EN 13964:2014 BSI Standards publication/ Suspended ceilings – requirements and test methods – Current

BS 8539:2012 Code of practice for selection and installation of post-installed anchors in concrete and masonry – Current

Fire Safety Standards

BS 476-3:2004 Fire tests on building materials and structures. Classification and method of test for external fire exposure to roofs – Current

BS 476-10:2009 Fire tests on building materials and structures. Guide to the principles, selection, role and application of fire testing and their outputs – Current

BS EN 1363-1:2012 Fire resistance tests. General requirements – Current

BS 5266-1:2016 Emergency lighting. Code of practice for the emergency lighting of premises – Current

BS 5839-1:2017 Fire detection and fire alarm systems for buildings. Code of practice for design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of systems in non-domestic premises – Current

BS 8214:2016 Timber-based fire door assemblies. Code of practice – Current

BS 9999:2017 Fire safety in the design, management and use of buildings. Code of practice – Current

BS EN 12845:2015 Fixed firefighting systems. Automatic sprinkler systems. Design, installation and maintenance – Current

BS EN 13501-1:2007+A1:2009 Fire classification of construction products and building elements. Classification using test data from reaction to fire test – Current

BS EN 13823:2002 Reaction to fire tests for building products. Building products excluding floorings exposed to the thermal attack by a single burning item – Current

Flooring British Standards

BS 5385-2:2015 Wall and floor tiling. Design and installation of external ceramic, natural stone and mosaic wall tiling in normal conditions. Code of practice – Current

BS 5385-3:2014 Wall and floor tiling/ Design and installation of internal and external ceramic and mosaic floor tiling in normal conditions/ Code of practice – Current

BS 5385-4:2015 Wall and floor tiling/ Design and installation of ceramic and mosaic tiling in special conditions/ Code of practice – Current

BS 8203:2017 Installation of resilient floor coverings – Current

BS 13658-1:2005 Metal lath and beads definitions – requirements and test methods. Part 1: Internal Plastering – Current

BS 13658-2:2005 Metal lath and beads definition- requirements and test methods. Part 2: External Plastering – Current

Partitioning British Standards

BS EN 520:2004 + A1:2009 Gypsum plasterboards: Definitions, requirements and test methods – Current

BS 5234-1:1992 Partitions (including) matching linings)/ Code of practice for design and installation – Current

BS 5234-2:1992 Partitions (including) matching linings)/ Specification for performance requirements for strength and robustness including methods of test – Current

BS 12859:2011 Gypsum blocks – Definitions, requirements and test methods – Current

BS 12860:2001 Gypsum based adhesives for gypsum blocks – Definitions, requirements and test methods – Current

BS 13729-1:2008 Gypsum binders and gypsum plasters/ Part1: Definitions and requirements – Current

BS 13729-2:2014 Gypsum binders and gypsum plasters/ Part2: Test methods – Current

BS EN 13914-2:2016 Design, preparation and application of external rendering and internal plastering. Internal plastering – Current

BS 8212:1995 Code of practice for dry lining and partitioning using gypsum plasterboard – current

Structural British Standards

BS 1991-1-4:2005 + A1:2010 Eurocode 1. Actions on structures. General actions. Wind actions – Current

BS 1993-1-3:2006 Eurocode 3. Design of steel structures. General rules. Supplementary rules for cold-formed members and sheeting – Current

BS 1995-1-1:2004 + A2:2014 Eurocode 5: Design of timber structures. General. Common rules and rules for buildings – Current

Workmanship British Standards

BS 8000-0:2014 Workmanship on construction sites: Introduction and general principles – Current

BS 8000-5:1990 Workmanship on building sites: Code of practice for carpentry, joinery and general fixings – Current

BS 8000-7:1990 Workmanship on building sites: Code of practice for glazing – Current

BS 8000-8:1994 Workmanship on building sites: Code of practice for plasterboard partitions and dry linings – Current

BS 8000-9:2003 Workmanship on building sites: Cementitious levelling screeds and wearing screeds- code of practice – Current

BS 8000-11:1989 Workmanship on building sites: Code of practice for wall and floor tiling/ Section 11.1 Ceramic tiles, terrazzo tiles and mosaics – Current

BS 8000-12:1989 Workmanship on building sites: Code of practice for decorative wallcoverings and painting – Current

 

A Guide to Office Acoustics

‘A Guide to Office Acoustics’ promotes best practice in the design and installation of acoustic solutions in offices.  It encompasses the needs of a range of audiences, including first time office occupiers, clients, specialist contractors, suppliers, designers, architects and acousticians.

Best Practice Installation Guides

The FIS Best Practice Installation Guides are not intended as a definitive technical manual, as the manufacturers’ recommendations must always be followed, but as a guide to the construction team as to best practice. FIS encourages all its members to follow the principles set out in these guides.

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