Proposed revision of BS8000-8 Workmanship on construction sites – Part 8: Design and installation of dry lining systems – Code of Practice

You are invited to comment on the proposed changes to this British Standard which was last published in 1994, which along with BS8212:1995 Code of practice for dry lining and partitioning using gypsum plasterboard they provide guidance and tolerance used in the specification and inspection of drylining.

The purpose of BS 8000-8 is to encourage good design and workmanship by providing:

  • guidance for designers on the selection of systems;
  • guidance for installers on the correct sequence and method of installation; and
  • updated tolerances reflecting use and material installation and methods of measurement.

This is a full revision of the standard, and introduces the following principal changes:

  • clarification of tolerances;
  • advice when installing dry lining to SFS frames;
  • testing of dry lining systems; and
  • expansion of relevant performance requirements.

You are welcome to review the draft and to comment upon it if you wish. The draft can be accessed at

The document is available for review until 27 October.

FIS held an online meeting on 7 September to discuss the proposed changes – a recording is available here.