On Contradictory Regulations: BS8213 and Edinburgh Conservation Area Guidelines

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British Standard 8213-1: 2004 provides design recommendations for windows, door-height windows and rooflights, based upon a detailed assessment of the risk of accident encountered in their use and cleaning. Conservation Area guidance in Edinburgh’s New Town sees windows instead as part of the special character of the place. The contradictions between BS 8213-1 and Edinburgh City Council’s Conservation Area Guidelines are considered here as a creative opportunity for design.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)205-209
Number of pages0
Journalarq: Architectural Research Quarterly
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2012
EventFurther Reading Required: Building Specifications, Contracts and Technical Literature’, ‘Architecture &’ Symposium, The Bartlett, University College London - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 17 Feb 201117 Feb 2011


  • Architecture
  • Regulation
  • Conservation


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