The code of practice detailing design and installation of dry lining systems on construction sites has been reviewed.
The Guide which was last reviewed in 1994 has been updated by a panel of experts and includes definitions on systems and terms and guidance for designers, guidance on quality checking as well as information on tolerances and how to inspect completed work.
The Code of conduct is a must have for anyone involved in the industry as it clearly defines tolerances such as 3mm on the crown of a joint so that disputes around the subject can be addressed quickly.
A full check list to sit alongside the Code is being developed to assist phased quality checks. When this is available FIS will be hosting a webinar to run through the changes and any impacts on our community.
BS 8000-8:2023 Workmanship on construction sites – Design and installation of dry lining systems. Code of practice now available on the BSI shop.