BS 8000-3:2001 - Workmanship on building sites. Code of practice for masonry – BSI British Standards

BS 8000-3:2001

Workmanship on building sites. Code of practice for masonry

Status : Partially replaced, Project Underway, Superseded, Current   Published : August 2001 Replaced By : BS 8000-0:2014



Workmanship on building sites - Part 3: Code of practice for masonry

Executive summary

Recommendations for basic workmanship on building sites in relation to masonry.


This British Standard a part of the BS 8000 series, provides recommendations for basic workmanship in relation to masonry but does not specifically address health and safety issues. For design aspects of masonry, the user is referred to BS 5628.

The aim of this British Standard is to encourage good workmanship by providing the following,

a) The most frequently required recommendations on workmanship for building work in a readily available and convenient form to those working on site.

b) Assistance in the efficient preparation and administration of contracts.

c) Recommendations on how designers’ requirements for workmanship may be satisfactorily realized.

d) Guidance on good practice on building sites for supervision and for training purposes; this guidance is not intended to supplant the normal training in craft skills.

e) A reference for quality of workmanship on building sites.

f) The recognition that design, procurement and project information should be conducive to good workmanship on site.

This British Standard does not necessarily cover the use of proprietary systems.

History and related standards

This British Standard supersedes BS 8000-3:1989 which is withdrawn.

This standard includes the cross reference:

BS 8000-2.

Standard NumberBS 8000-3:2001
TitleWorkmanship on building sites. Code of practice for masonry
StatusPartially replaced, Project Underway, Superseded, Current
Publication Date15 August 2001
Confirm Date02 August 2013
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 8000-0:2014
ReplacesBS 8000-3:1989
Draft Superseded By99/101454 DC
DescriptorsMortars, Storage, Walls, Blockwork, Bricklaying, Cavity walls, Flues, Damp-proof courses, Construction works, Masonry work, Building sites, Blocks (building), Brickwork, Mixing, Materials handling, Construction systems parts, Pointing
Title in FrenchQualite d'execution des travaux sur chantier. Code de bonne pratique pour la maconnerie
Title in GermanBaustellenarbeiten. Leitfaden fuer Mauerwerk
ISBN0 580 33301 9
File Size676 KB
NotesThis part should be used in combination with BS 8000-0:2014 which covers general principles of workmanship in the execution of certain works on construction sites.

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