Relevant Standards

BS 476 Parts 20:22 1987

Fire tests on building materials and structures. Method for determination of the fire resistance of elements of construction (general principles). General details of test conditions, specimens, apparatus and criteria for fire resistance testing. Appendices give general guidance information, method for residual loadbearing capacity and operating instructions.

BS 476 Parts 31:1 1983

Fire tests on building materials and structures. Methods for measuring smoke penetration through doorsets and shutter assemblies. Method of measurement under ambient temperature conditions

BS 5588

Recommendations and guidance on access and facilities for fire-fighting in buildings.

BS 8412 1990

Code of practice for fire doors with non metallic leaves.

BS EN ISO 140-3 1995

Acoustics. Measurement of sound insulation in buildings and of building elements. Laboratory measurement of airborne sound insulation of building elements


Classification for rating sound insulation.

Approved Document ‘E’

Resistance to the passage of sound. This edition covers sound insulation requirements in dwelling-houses, flats, rooms for residential use and schools.

Approved Document ‘M’

Access to and use of Buildings. The objective is for all people to travel vertically and horizontally within buildings conveniently and without discomfort in order to make use of all relevant facilities. This objective relates in the main, but not exclusively, to the provision of sufficient space for wheelchair manoeuvre and design features that make it possible for people to travel independently within buildings.

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