BS 8500 concrete

British Standard to BS EN 206 – 1 

Concrete is the complementary British Standard to BS EN 206 – 1 and was first published in March 2002.

It provides substantial national provisions not covered in BS EN 206 – 1.

Both documents replaced BS 5328, Concrete, in December 2003.

BS 8500 was updated in November 2006.

The standard is in two parts:

  • Method of specifying and guidance for the specifier
  • Specification for constituent materials and concrete.

Part 1 is for the specifier i.e. the person or body establishing the specification for the fresh and hardened concrete or who passes the specification to the producer, in other words the purchaser of the ready-mixed concrete.

Part 2 is for the producer and contains specification requirements for the producer.