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Contributing to the BSI Balcony Committee

Following work on projects with Allies & Morrison Architects, our founder Andrew Parsons was invited to become part of the BSI balcony committee. This has involved writing an entirely new British Standard for balcony, BS 8579:2020, which is classified as the "Guide to the design of balconies and terraces".


BSI launched this new standard as "Balconies and terraces are becoming increasingly popular as a way to give building occupants outside space – yet there’s been a lack of consensus in the UK on their optimum design".


This standard went live this month - August 2020.

There is a shortly going to be a webinar https://www.resi.build/introduction-to-bs8579 hosted with those who have been part of the committee. After the webinar, the information will be accessible on the same link which will include, a post-event recording of the webinar and a copy of the presentations.


During the webinar the panel will explore the following:

  •  Giving Attendees an increased understanding and generally increasing awareness of BS 8579 in a practical way of applying it to balcony projects.

  • Discussion on new information and ideas relating to balcony and terrace design

  • An opportunity to ask the panel questions and network with sector peers

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