AliDeck Aluminium Decking Board Spans and BS8579:2020

A crucial aspect of any balcony is the flooring element and the new British Standard for balcony design (BS8579:2020) provides substantial guidance on achieving excellent design outcomes.

Termed within the Standard as the “uppermost trafficked surface”, a range of issues relating to safety and functionality within the pedestrian surface are explored and defined and definitive requirements on deflection performance are provided.

BS8579:2020 (Guide to the design of Balconies and Terraces) provides clarity on loading and deflection requirements for balconies and for the first time gives clear and concise specific instruction for the maximum deflection permissible in the balcony or terrace pedestrian surface.