BS8579 Implementation & Future Trends of Balconies

Virtual Symposium |07 July 2021 12:00 - 14:00

Live Event with unlimited access

With the construction industry using so many different interpretations of national standards it was felt there needed to be guidance to clear up some differences in opinion. This was the aim of the new British Standard for design of balconies and terraces, BS8579, which was published in August 2020. The standard is to have a unified set of ideas relating specifically to the design of balconies and terraces. 


While the guidance is not mandatory, it goes a long was to clear up many anomalies in the industry. The new standard applies to all nations in Britain although there may remain some differences with English, Northern Irish, Scottish and Welsh regulations.  


This standard is just one example of the industry’s changing perception to the role of balconies on residential buildings. At this symposium we will be speaking to some of the leading voices in construction to understand the benefits and challenges of the new standard, explore it’s implementation & adoption, and discuss the future of balconies in the residential market.   


We hope to uncover the success of the BS8579 and explore future trends in balconies for the resident & developers. 


07 July- The event will be live streamed from 12:00.

You will receive an email with the link to watch the focus group discuss the future trends of Balconies will be and how the BS8579 has been implemented.


There will be a slido link where you can send in any questions you may have for the panel.

Speakers to be this space

What will I learn?


During this event we will explore:

  • Why was the new BS8579 guide to the design of balconies and terraces required? 

  • What impact has BS8579 had on balcony design? What benefits or challenges? 

  • How has the new standard been implemented and adopted 1 year since published? 

  • What future trends are being seen in balcony design? 

  • What research is available to the market on balcony use by residents? 

  • Has the pandemic effect balcony use and quality life?





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