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New Illustrated Guide to Hot and Cold Water ServicesNovember 2014

The Illustrated Guide to Hot and Cold Water Services explains the principles and technology used in hot and cold water services, also known as domestic water services, in all types of buildings. It also includes sections on drainage and installation and commissioning. View sample

Ready access to a supply of clean water is essential for our daily activities. Building users have a right to expect that tap water is safe to drink. There are significant health and safety issues that need to be considered when designing, installing and maintaining hot and cold water services in buildings.

For construction clients, this guide provides a simple insight into the main system options discussed during the briefing process. Consequently, it can help clients communicate better with the design team and help them raise relevant technical questions. For construction professionals, the guide provides a quick reference to hot and cold water services systems.

BSRIA has published several companion guides:

The Illustrated Guide to Mechanical Building Services – covering heating, ventilation, air conditioning and controls

The Illustrated Guide to Electrical Building Services – covering power distribution, on-site generation, lighting and fire-alarms

The Illustrated Guide to Renewable Technologies – covering photovoltaics, heat pumps and biomass boilers


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