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