BS 8213-4:2016 Windows and doors. Code of practice for the survey and installation of windows and external doorsets

BS 8213-4:2016

Windows and doors. Code of practice for the survey and installation of windows and external doorsets

Status : Current   Published : December 2015



What is this standard about?

This standard gives recommendations for the surveying and installation of non-load-bearing windows and external doorsets of any material, to be installed vertically (within 15˚) into the external face of buildings, so that users meet the latest requirements.

Who is this standard for?

  • Installers of windows, rooflights, doorsets, door frames, window frames, sills and doors
  • Surveyors and inspectors
  • Building maintenance
  • Windows and doors materials trade associations
  • Surveying associations
  • Site supervision associations

Why should you use this standard? 

It will help the successful surveying and installation of windows and external doorsets in both new build and replacement situations. In addition, this standard’s requirements might also be relevant to other similar types of installation. 

NOTE: This part of BS 8213 doesn’t apply to load-bearing windows, load-bearing doorsets or roof windows. Nor does it cover curtain or ribbon walling, although its guidance can apply to separate window and door elements within those particular types of assemblies.

What’s changed since the last update?

The standard was revised to:

  • Meet new fixing products, methods of surveying and installation requirements
  • Comply with new legislation and requirements
  • Address the Building Regulations Part L
  • Ensure health and safety requirements

Standard NumberBS 8213-4:2016
TitleWindows and doors. Code of practice for the survey and installation of windows and external doorsets
Publication Date31 December 2015
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)BS EN 1670:2007, BS EN ISO 11600, BS 6262, BS ISO 6707-1, BS 8000-7, BS 7619, BS 8000-0
Informative References(Provided for Information)Work at Height Regulations 2005, Building Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2012, BS 9991, Control of Asbestos at Work Regulations 2012, Building (Scotland) Regulations 2004, Building (Amendment) (Wales) Regulations 2014, DIN 18542:2009, BS 6180, Health and Safety at Work, etc. Act 1974, BS 9999, BS 6375-1, Building Regulations 2010, BS EN 12519:2004, BS 7671:2008+A3:2015
ReplacesBS 8213-4:2007
Draft Superseded By15/30318003 DC
DescriptorsDomestic facilities, Seals, Fixing, Position, Surveying, Doorsets, Cills, Construction systems parts, Maintenance, Installation, Building maintenance, Door frames, Rooflights, Window frames, Wood, Steels, Inspection, Windows, Aluminium, Doors, Plastics
ISBN978 0 580 89144 1
File Size323 KB

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