BS 8558:2011 & Water Use in Domestic Buildings

BS 8558:2011 is an important British Standards document which deals with issues concerning domestic water services in buildings. It provides complementary guidance to BS EN 806 and offers detailed information on the design, installation, testing, operation and maintenance of domestic water services.

This standard is published as a guide, with the formal title “Guide to the design, installation, testing and maintenance of services supplying water for domestic use within buildings and their curtilages”. It forms the lead document in this specialist area and formally replaced BS 6700 which was withdrawn on 01 August 2012 following the publication of BS EN 806-5.

BS 8558:2011 offers detailed information on the design, installation, testing, operation and maintenance of domestic water services.

BS 8558:2011 provides complementary guidance to BS EN 806 (Specification for installations inside buildings conveying water for human consumption. Operation and maintenance) and offers detailed guidance on the design, installation, testing, operation and maintenance of services supplying water for domestic use within buildings and their curtilages.

BS EN 806-5:2012, sets out specific requirements and gives recommendations for the operation and maintenance of potable water installations within buildings and for pipework outside buildings but within the premises in accordance with EN 806-1.

What's in BS 8558:2011?

The content of BS 8558:2011 includes the following:

  • Scope
  • Normative references
  • Terms and definitions
  • Guidance on BS EN 806-2
  • Guidance on BS EN 806-4
  • Guidance on BS EN 806-5

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