The British Standards for the design of sprinkler systems in Domestic and Residential Properties is BS 9251:2014.
This is then broken down into different categories
There are 3 categories of system defined by BS 9251:2014, depending on building type, size, and number of sprinklers per room.
Category 1: Suitable for single family dwellings such as individual houses and flats, including small houses in multiple occupations (up to 2 floors and 5 lettable bedrooms). Also for systems serving all residences in blocks of flats up to 18m in height and less than 2400m2
- Typical volume of stored water 1m3 to 1.5m3
Category 2: Suitable for blocks of flats over 18m in height, larger houses in multiple occupation, sheltered accommodation and small residential care premises (10 residents or less)
- Typical volume of stored water 3m3 to 4.5m3
Category 3: Hostels and larger residential care premise
- Typical volume of stored water 6m3 to 9m3
The British Standards for the design of Mist systems in domestic and residential properties is BS8458-1:2015
This would cover properties such as homes, care homes, blocks of flats.
The British Standards for the design of Mist systems in commercial properties is BS8489-1:2016
This would cover properties such as hotels, schools, offices
All the systems designed by Amsco Fire Ltd are covered by one of these British Standards.