Since updates to BS 9251 in 2014 and more recently in 2021 all fire sprinkler systems in residential properties are classed as residential sprinklers. Previously sprinklers were divided into domestic and residential sprinklers now they are divided into category 1, 2, 3 and 4 residential sprinklers. Category 1 covers sprinklers in private homes, (previously domestic sprinklers) see more info on our page about home fire sprinklers.
Category 2, 3 & 4 residential sprinkler systems are designed for buildings where more than 1 family lives i.e. multiple occupancy properties, flats, care homes etc. These are divided into three categories:
Covers: Blocks of flats less than18m in height, small residential care premises with 10 or less residents and sheltered and extra care housing.
Covers: Residential care with more than 10 residents, dormitories (educational) and hostels.
Covers: Blocks of flats 18m and above.
Further information on building regulations and fact sheets relating to domestic and residential fire sprinkler requirements and safety standards can found on one of our Residential Sprinkler Fact Sheets
Designed to protect homes and their occupants from the spread of fires. Here are some key points about residential sprinkler systems:
Residential fire sprinkler systems enhance fire safety in homes. If you have specific questions or need more detailed information about these systems, feel free to ask.
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