Now that BS9999 has replaced the BS5588 series of standards, which standard should I now use?

National House Building Council, Now that BS9999 has replaced the BS5588 series of standards, which standard should I now use? In: Frequently asked questions on Building Regulations Part B: Fire Safety. TBA ed. Frequently asked questions on Building Regulations . National House Building Council, p. 1.

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When an Approved Document makes reference to a named standard (listed in the appendix of the Approved Document), this is the relevant document to use. However, if this version of the standard has been revised or updated by the issuing standards body, the new version may be used as a source of guidance provided it continues to address the relevant requirements of the Regulations.

Volume 2 of Approved Document B currently refers to the guidance in several of the BS5588 series of standards as a means of showing compliance with the requirements of Part B (Fire safety) of Schedule 1 to the Building Regulations. Until such time as the Approved Document is amended, these references remain part of the guidance approved under section 6 of the 1984 Building Act. As such, compliance with the guidance referred to would confer a legal presumption of conformity with the relevant requirements of Part B. Following any other guidance would not confer that legal presumption.

Where designers choose to follow the relevant guidance in BS9999 they will need to satisfy themselves and the relevant authorities that this guidance adequately addresses the requirements of Part B. It is strongly recommended in such cases that designers discuss their proposals with NHBC before starting work.

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