BS 5839-8:2013 gives recommendations for the design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of voice alarm systems which automatically broadcast speech or warning tones, in response to signals from their associated fire detection and fire alarm systems.
The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has set out a number of key proposals to empower tenants and landlords in London’s burgeoning private rented sector.
Communities Secretary Eric Pickles has called on councils to clamp down on illegal encampments and to stop unauthorised traveller sites being set up.
Ministers have launched a major clampdown on rogue landlords to bring an end to suburban shanty towns that trap vulnerable people in dangerous living conditions.
BS 6187:2011 gives good practice recommendations for the demolition (both full and partial) of facilities, including buildings and structures. The standard is therefore applicable to demolition activities undertaken as part of structural refurbishment.
BS 5250:2011 gives recommendations and guidance on avoiding problems with high moisture levels and condensation in buildings. Recommendations given are based on forms of construction commonly adopted in the UK.