BS 8539:2012 Code of practice for the selection and installation of post-installed anchors in concrete and masonry

BS 8539:2012

Code of practice for the selection and installation of post-installed anchors in concrete and masonry

Status : Current, Work in hand   Published : October 2012



What is this standard about?

Anchors play an important role in construction, allowing for the secure attachment of a fixture – which can be a structural element – to the base material.

There’s a wide variety of anchors available for different applications, so this 90-page standard supplies practical guidance on how to safely select and install them. 

Who is this standard for?

  • Anchor designers
  • Anchor specifiers
  • Anchor manufacturers
  • Anchor suppliers
  • Contractors
  • Anchor installers
  • Anchor testers and supervisors

Why should you use this standard?

Anchor performance is influenced by many different application parameters and by the quality of the installation. If anchors aren’t selected and installed correctly, they might not be able to resist loads as intended. The security of the fixture and, in some cases, the structure might then be compromised leading to failure with consequential economic loss, injury or even death.

This British Standard therefore aims to help all stakeholders involved in the use of anchors achieve the security required by the design. It particularly applies to the selection and installation of anchors which are used in safety-critical applications. 

NOTE: This standard is restricted to the use of anchors which are inserted into concrete and masonry in drilled holes.

Standard NumberBS 8539:2012
TitleCode of practice for the selection and installation of post-installed anchors in concrete and masonry
StatusCurrent, Work in hand
Publication Date31 October 2012
Confirm Date04 February 2020
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)No other standards are normatively referenced
Informative References(Provided for Information)BS EN 10088-1:2005, BS EN ISO 3506-1:2009, BS 7883:2019, BS ISO 5468:2017, BS EN 206, BS EN 1992, BS EN 1808, CEN/TS 1992-4-1, BS EN 1990, BS EN ISO 3506-2, BS EN 1993
Draft Superseded By12/30215639 DC
DescriptorsAxial-force-resistant members, Structural members, Tensile loading, Concretes, Tensile testing, Wall anchors, Test equipment, Brickwork, Test specimens, Pull-out tests, Bonding, Blockwork, Anchorages, Testing conditions, Stone, Buildings, Installation
ISBN978 0 580 70329 4
File Size3.47 MB

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