US CE-Marked Plywood: Relevant EU Standards

US CE-Marked Plywood: Relevant EU Standards

EU Standards for Plywood

Plywood SheathingThe (updated) harmonised European standard enabling the CE marking of plywood is EN 13986:2004+A1:2015 Wood-based panels for use in construction – Characteristics, evaluation of conformity and marking.

Important standards for construction with plywood
EN 13986:2004+A1:2015
Eurocode 5 i.e. EN 1995-1-1 : Design of timber structures – General – Common rules and rules for building. This gives the rules for timber products when used in the design of construction works.
EN 636: 2012 Plywood – Specification.
Performance characteristics and specific applications.
Specific requirements of EN 636 for general purpose use and for structural (load bearing) applications in dry, humid and exterior conditions as well as a classification based on bending properties.
EN 314-2: Plywood – Bond Quality – Requirements
EN 717-1, (EN 717-2) and now EN ISO 12460-3: Wood-based Panels – Determination of Formaldehyde Release
EN 789: Timber structures – Test methods – Determination of mechanical properties of wood-based panels
EN 1058: Wood-based panels – Determination of characteristic 5 percentile values and characteristic mean values
EN 12369-2: Wood-based Panels – Characteristic Values for Structural Design – Plywood
EN 12871 (now updated): Wood-based panels – Performance specifications and requirements for load bearing boards for use in floors, walls and roofs
CPD EN/TR 12872: Wood-based panels – Guidance on the use of load-bearing boards in floors, walls and roofs.

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