BS 8298:1994 - Code of practice for design and installation of natural stone cladding and lining – BSI British Standards

BS 8298:1994

Code of practice for design and installation of natural stone cladding and lining

Status : Current, Superseded   Published : January 1995 Replaced By : BS 8298-1:2010, BS 8298-2:2010, BS 8298-3:2010, BS 8298-4:2010



This British Standard provides recommendations for the design, installation and maintenance of mechanically fixed facing units of natural stone as a cladding and lining:

a) held to a structural background by metal fixings

b) to precast concrete units (i.e. stone faced concrete cladding units).

Loadbearing cladding or cladding held only by adhesion is not included, nor is any type of cladding supported or held in position around the perimeter of stones or series of stones by metal framing.

Movement of the structure may occur due to one or more reasons and recommendations are included to accommodate such dimensional changes.

As it is virtually impossible to provide for this movement if the attachment of the stone cladding to the structure is too rigid, the use of stone cladding as permanent formwork to in situ concrete is not included.

This code of practice does not include the testing of materials and components except in cases where there is a relevant British Standard.

Standard NumberBS 8298:1994
TitleCode of practice for design and installation of natural stone cladding and lining
StatusCurrent, Superseded
Publication Date15 January 1995
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)No other standards are normatively referenced
Informative References(Provided for Information)No other standards are informatively referenced
Replaced ByBS 8298-1:2010, BS 8298-2:2010, BS 8298-3:2010, BS 8298-4:2010
ReplacesBS 8298:1989
Draft Superseded By92/14403 DC
DescriptorsCladding (buildings), Stone, Exterior cladding, Construction materials, Structural design, Design, Architectural design, Weather resistance, Weathering, Thickness, Fixing, Sealing materials, Dimensional changes, Joints, Bolts, Materials handling, Cleaning, Marble, Limestone, Sandstone, Granite, Installation, Fasteners, Building maintenance, Interior cladding, Walls, Masonry work, Construction operations, Slate, Wall linings, Deformation, Maintenance, Buildings
Title in FrenchCode de pratique d'etude et d'installation de revetements et habillages en pierre naturelle
Title in GermanAnleitung fuer die Praxis der Konstruktion und des Einbaus von Verkleidungen und Auskleidungen aus Naturstein
ISBN0 580 23152 6
File Size986.8 KB

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