Last edited 08 Jan 2021

BS 476


[edit] Introduction

The British Standards Institution (BSI) is the UK National Standards Body (NSB). It publishes standards and provides a range of books, self-assessment tools, conferences and training services. It also represents UK economic and social interests in European and international standards organisations.

[edit] Fire resistance

The BS 476 suite of standards dictates the appropriate fire tests for elements of structure and materials. It also grades the level of fire resistance.

Fire resistance is a measure of one or more of the following:

[edit] Elements of structure and materials

There is an extensive list of current standards for structure and materials covered by different sections of BS 476, including:

[edit] Relationship to BS EN 13501

Performance in terms of the fire resistance to be achieved by elements of structure, doors and other forms of construction is classified in accordance with BS EN 13501, excluding power, control and communications (which are covered by BS EN 13501-6).

Specifically, the following products are covered under BS EN 13501-1 (within their end use):

[edit] Related articles on Designing Buildings Wiki

Designing Buildings Anywhere

Get the Firefox add-on to access 20,000 definitions direct from any website

Find out more Accept cookies and
don't show me this again