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Latest Updates to European Standards

European standards are reviewed every five years to ensure they reflect current practice and conform to the latest legal requirements. See info on individual standards for plywood, OSB and LVL.


An update has been published to the key standard for wood-based panels used in construction, EN 13986:2004+A1:2015 : Wood-based panels for use in construction – characteristics, evaluation of conformity and marking (key amendments).

 Confirmed :

EN 789:2004: has now been confirmed for a further five years without change.

 Still under review:

EN 14374:2004 and EN 14279:2004+A1:2009: these two LVL standards are now under review and are likely to be amalgamated into one standard.

Proposed for review:

EN 1195 (structural floor decking)
EN 326-2 (initial type testing for factory production control)
EN 12369-1 (characteristic values for structural design for OSB)