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BS9251: The British Standard For Fire Sprinklers Explained

The British Standard for fire sprinklers, BS9251, is a set of guidelines and requirements for the design, installation, and maintenance of fire sprinkler systems in buildings. These systems are a crucial part of fire safety measures, as they can quickly suppress a fire before it has a chance to spread, reducing the risk of injury and damage to property.

When was BS9251 introduced?

The BS9251 standard was first introduced in 2001, and it has been revised several times since then to ensure that it stays up to date with the latest technology and best practices in fire sprinkler systems. The standard covers a wide range of topics, including system design, installation, testing, and maintenance. It also includes requirements for the types of sprinkler heads and other components that must be used in a fire sprinkler system, as well as the minimum water flow and pressure that the system must be able to deliver.

Features of the BS9251 standard

One of the key features of the BS9251 standard is its focus on risk assessment. Before a fire sprinkler system is installed, a thorough risk assessment must be carried out to determine the potential fire hazards in the building and the appropriate sprinkler system design. This assessment must consider factors such as the type and size of the building, the number of occupants, and the potential sources of fire.

Once the risk assessment is complete, the fire sprinkler system can be designed and installed in accordance with the BS9251 standard. This includes choosing the appropriate sprinkler heads and other components, as well as ensuring that they are installed properly and tested to ensure they are working correctly.

One important aspect of the BS9251 standard is its requirement for regular maintenance and testing of fire sprinkler systems. These systems must be inspected and tested at least once a year by a qualified technician to ensure that they are in good working order and able to effectively suppress a fire. This includes checking the sprinkler heads, pipes, and other components for signs of wear or damage, as well as testing the water flow and pressure to make sure the system is able to deliver the required amount of water.

Rad Fire Sprinklers

Our home fire sprinkler systems are installed in compliance with all applicable laws, including BS9251, and according to industry standards. Since 2001, the experts at RAD Fire Sprinklers have been installing home fire sprinklers. We have developed and honed all the skills necessary to ensure a skilful installation. For more information, or to receive a quote, fill in our form here. Or, give us a call on 01892 680 090. Alternatively, follow us on Twitter to stay up to date with everything we do on Twitter!

Mist system was a great solution for our renovation needs and them team at RAD have been great. Always communicated clearly and been on hand to discuss over the phone as needed. Would highly recommend!
09:32 17 Jul 22
I have used RAD for a couple of projects and found them to be good to deal with. They did a pair of 3 storey open plan houses and seven three and four story town houses. The sprinklers were to improve fire safety, allow more flexible space and comply with building regulations. The sprinklers were far more cost effective than the mist type systems and look very discrete when installed.
Paul Jeary
15:50 11 Jul 22
It has been a pleasure to deal with RAD for installation of fire sprinklers at our site is Sevenoaks. They were fast, professional, working to time and quote, which made it easy to work with them.
Katrina Horobin
12:03 29 Jun 22
My requirement was a bit unusual for RAD in that I wanted a mist system in one room of a rented house. I had no drawings or technical back up. RAD were very helpful and repositioned the unit after the initial installation. Luckily with the help of Sonny, the engineer it all worked out very well.
Simon Gurney
16:16 12 May 22
I have used RAD for the last 10 years for all of my housing developments in need of a sprinkler system. Easy process from start to finish and no issues or problems throughout. Always someone at hand to answer a querie and we have a great working relationship with the team at RAD. Would highly recommend.
15:33 12 May 22
Diligent & a very professional team. A joy to deal with. Will certainly be calling on them to help with many more future schemes.
Jason Tema
22:17 08 Jul 19
Great team, fitting sprinklers, saving lives & property... What more could you wish for!!!
Colin P
17:53 01 Jul 17
Excellent company & great service... This company rocks! They sprinkle fires & save lives!!!
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07:15 16 Dec 16
As somebody who feels that it should be a necessity for all properties to have fire sprinkler systems, I am a big fan of this company. I have used them numerous times to service my home system and they are very knowledgeable. I would highly recommend their service.
Kate Fraser
09:25 30 Mar 15
One look at Rad Fire Sprinkler's website will tell you that these guys know exactly what they are talking about when it comes to Fire Sprinklers and the legislation surrounding fire safety. A very trustworthy company.
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16:45 15 Nov 13

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