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Standards under Review

Update on Reviews of European Standards

For all individual standards relating to wood-based panels, click here.
Reviews on 17 standards completed and confirmed without change:

EN 313-1: 1996 Plywood – Classification
EN 313-2: 2000 Plywood – Terminology
EN 314-1: 2004 Plywood – Bond quality – Test methods
EN 314-2:1993 Plywood – Bond quality – Requirements
EN 315:2000 Plywood – Tolerances for dimensions
EN 319: 1993 Particleboards and fibreboards – Determination of tensile strength perpendicular to the plane of the board
EN 321:2002 Wood-based panels – Determination of moisture resistance under cyclic test conditions
EN 325:2012 Wood-based panels – Determination of dimensions of test pieces
EN 326-3: 2003 Wood-based panels – Inspection of an isolated lot of panels
BS EN 335:2013 Durability of wood and wood-based products – Definitions of use classes
EN 635-3:1993 Plywood – Classification by surface appearance. Softwoods
EN 635-5:1999 Plywood – Classification by surface appearance. Method for measuring and expressing characteristic defects
EN 717-1:2004 Formaldehyde emission by the chamber method
EN 789: 2004 Timber structures – Test methods – Determination of mechanical properties of woo-based panels
EN 1156:2013 Wood-based panels – Determination of duration of load and creep factors
EN 14272:2011 Plywood – Calculation method for some mechanical properties
EN ISO 12460-5:2015 Wood-based panels – Determination of formaldehyde release – Extraction method (called the perforator method)

Still under development:

The original plan to amalgamate two LVL standards is still unresolved.  The two standards are EN 14374 (structural LVL) and EN 14279 LVL: Definitions, classification and specification and include guidance on resistance to fire and fire protection ability.

18 standards are currently under review:

EN 1995-1-1:2 2004 + A2: 2014 – Eurocode 5: Design of timber structures – General – Common rules and rules for building
EN 13986:2004+A1:2015 Wood-based panels for use in construction – Characteristics, evaluation of conformity and marking

EN 310:2002 Wood-based panels – Determination of modulus of elasticity in bending and of bending strength
EN 317:1993 Particleboards and fibreboards – Determination of swelling in thickness after immersion in water
EN 318: 2002 Wood-based panels – Determination of dimensional changes associated with changes in relative humidity
EN 322:1993 Wood-based panels – Determination of moisture content
EN 323: 2002 Wood-based panels – Determination of density
EN 324-1:1993 Wood-based panels – Determination of dimension of boards – Determination of thickness
EN 324-2:1993 Wood-based panels – Determination of squareness and edge straightness
EN 326-1:1994 Wood-based panels – Sampling, cutting and inspection – Sampling and cutting of test pieces and inspection
EN 326-2:2010+A1:2014 Wood-based panels – Sampling, cutting and inspection – Initial type testing and factory production control
EN 408:2010+A1:2012 Timber structures – Structural timber and glued laminated timber – Determination of some physical and mechanical properties
EN 594:2011 Timber structures – Test methods – Racking strength and stiffness of timber framed wall panels
EN 1058:2009 Wood-based panels – Determination of characteristic 5 percentile values and characteristic mean values
EN 1438:1998 Symbols for timber and wood-based products
EN 14279:2004+A1:2009 Laminated veneer lumber (LVL) – Definitions, classification and specifications
EN 14374:2004 Timber structures – Structural laminated veneer lumber – Requirements
EN 15804:2012+A2:2019 Sustainability of construction works – Environmental product declarations – Core rules for the product category of construction products