British Standards

Welcome to our British standards hub, scroll down to read more information about which British standards apply to roofing.


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BS 5250

The launch of the fully revised British Standard, BS 5250, aims to address all sources of moisture within buildings and the associated impacts to the building fabric and occupants’ health by preventing them from becoming breeding grounds for health hazards such as mould spores and spreading infections.

BS 5534

The British Standard for Slating and Tiling.

BS 5534 provides the industry with guidance on best practice, relating to the installation of a roof.

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BS 8612

Dry fixed ridge, hip and verge systems for slating and tiling.

BS 8612 sets the minimum quality and performance criteria for dry fix products.