Fire Safety Document Library
1. Fire safety in the design, management and use of buildings
Approved Document B - Volume 1 [2.2Mb]
Approved Document B (Fire safety) - Volume 1: Dwellinghouses (2006)
Approved Document B - Volume 2 [2.2Mb]
Approved Document B (Fire safety) - Volume 2: Buildings other than dwellinghouses (2006)
Technical Handbooks 2007 - Scotland [2.3Mb]
Domestic Handbook - Section 2 (Fire)
Technical Handbooks 2007 - Scotland [2.9Mb]
Non-Domestic Handbook - Section 2 (Fire)
2. Fire safety Published Articles
Published Article from ABC+D Magazine - Dummy walls: dumb idea! [0.642MB]
“In an open plan loft conversion, a retrofittable suppression device offers not only comparable costs to dummy walls: it solves the regulatory problem permanently and also provides permanent fire safety to occupants.”
Published Article from RICS Building Control Journal - Accepting the Challenge.pdf [2.54MB]
"Alternative fire-suppression systems can provide the opportunity for cost effective-compliance and fire safety."
3. Reports and studies
BRE - Effectiveness of sprinklers in residential premises [224Kb]
Effectiveness of sprinklers in residential premises – Pilot study. A research report in 2005 by Building Research Establishment (BRE).
BRE - Concealed and recessed sprinkler heads [468Kb]
Effectiveness of sprinklers in residential premises – an evaluation of concealed and recessed pattern sprinkler products. A research report in 2006 by Building Research Establishment (BRE) for the Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG).
BRE - Sprinkler effectiveness in care homes [1.79Mb]
Final Research Report: BD 2546 - an independent report in 2007 by the Building Research Establishment (BRE) commissioned by the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG).
BRE - Water mist systems for residential buildings [441Kb]
An independent report in 2006 by the Building Research Establishment (BRE) commissioned by the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister (ODPM).
4. Automist Technical Information pack
Why Automist? Product Information for Building Control and Architects [720 Kb]
This document summarises why Automist is changing the way people think about fire sprinklers.
Click to download the Automist Technical Information Pack
The pack contains information detailing how Automist uses a high-pressure pump to provide whole-room protection for a fire-prone location or exit route. Shows how Automist can be retrofitted without major disruption and is almost invisible in kitchens and kitchen/diners, but can also be fitted elsewhere, for example under a staircase or in a cupboard. Provides links to download information on Automist's LABC Registered Detail (EW171). Finally, a technical guide provides data of the extensive testing by BRE Global.
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