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Code of practice for the design, installation, commissioning and
maintenance of fire detection and fire alarm systems in domestic
What is BS 5839-6:2019+A1:2020 about?
This British Standard is Part 6 in a short series on fire alarm and
detection systems in buildings. BS 5839-6:2019+A1:2020 gives
recommendations for systems in both new and existing domestic premises
to make them safer to live in. This 2020 amendment corrects errors in
the 2019 publication and addresses the issue of some children sleeping
Who is BS 5839-6:2019+A1:2020 for?
Architects and other building professionals
Others responsible for implementing fire precautions in domestic
NOTE: This standard is not intended for occupiers, for whom government
advice is published. However, recommendations are given for simple
systems that may be installed by non-specialists.
Why should you use BS 5839-6:2019+A1:2020?
This British Standard gives recommendations on the planning, design,
installation, commissioning and maintenance of fire detection and fire
alarm systems in domestic premises that are:
a) Designed to accommodate a single family
b) Houses in multiple occupation that comprise a number of self-
contained units, each designed to accommodate a single family
c) Sheltered housing, including both the dwelling units and the common
The recommendations apply to both new and existing domestic premises and
include recommendations for routine attention.
ISBN (13 digits) 9780539135688