This page includes a selection of British Standards relating to the engineering uses of wood and its
BS EN 1995-1-1:2004 Eurocode 5. Design of timber structures. General. Common rules and rules for buildings.
BS EN 1995-1-2:2004 Eurocode 5. Design of timber structures. General. Structural fire design
BS 5268-2:2002 The structural use of timber. Part 2: Code of practice for permissible stress design, materials and workmanship. Superceded
BS 5268-3:2006 The structural use of timber.Part 3: Code of practice for trussed rafter roofs. Superceded
BS 5268-4:1990 The structural use of timber.Part 4: Fire resistance of timber structures.Superceded
BS 5268-5:2002 The structural use of timber.Part 5: Code of practice for the preservative treatment of structural timber. Superceded
BS 5268-6:2001 The structural use of timber.Part 6: Code of practice for timber frame walls.Superceded
BS 5268-7:1990 The structural use of timber.Part 7: Recommendations for the calculation basis of span tables.Superceded
BS EN 14080:2005 Timber structures. Glued laminated timber. Requirements.
BS EN 14081-1:2005 Timber structures. Strength graded timber with rectangular cross section. General requirements.
BS 4978:2007 Visual strength grading of softwood.
BS 5756:2007 Specification for visual strength grading of hardwood.
BS EN 385:2001 Finger jointed structural timber.
BS EN 336:2003 Structural timber. Sizes, permissible deviations.
BS EN 844-1:1995 Round and sawn timber. Terminology. General terms common to round timber and sawn timber
BS EN 844-2:1997 Round and sawn timber. Terminology. General terms relating to round timber
BS EN 844-6:1997 Round and sawn timber. Terminology, Terms relating to dimensions of sawn timber.
BS 5268-3:2006 The structural use of timber.Part 3: Code of practice for trussed rafter roofs.Superceded
Joinery and wood trim
BS 5534:2003 Code of practice for slating and tiling.
BS EN 942:2007 Timber in joinery. General requirements. Replaces BS 1186 Part 1.
BS 1186-2:1988 Timber for and workmanship in joinery.Part 2: Specification for workmanship.
BS 1186-2:2002: Timber for and workmanship in joinery Part 3: Specification for wood trim and its fixing.
BS EN 313-2:2000 Plywood. Classification and terminology.
BS EN 635 Plywood. Replaces BS 6566
BS EN 635-1:1995 Classification by surface appearance: General.
BS EN 635-2:1995 Classification by surface appearance: Hardwood.
BS EN 635-3:1995 Classification by surface appearance: Softwood.
BS EN 636:2003. Plywood. Specifications.
BS EN 636-1:1997 Requirements for plywood for use in dry conditions.
BS EN 636-2:1997 Requirements for plywood for use in humid conditions.
BS EN 636-3:1997 Requirements for plywood for use in exterior conditions.
Particleboard (chipboard, OSB, cement bonded particleboard
BS 1088-1:2003 Specifications for plywood for marine craft. Replaces BS1088 and BS4079.
Fibreboard, including hardboard, medlumboard, softboard and MDF.
BS EN 309:2005 Particleboards. Definition and classification. Replaces BS 5669.
BS EN 312:2003 Particleboards. Specifications.
BS EN 312:Part 2:1997 Specification for wood chipboard.
BS EN 312:Part 3::1997 Specification for oriented strand board (OSB).
BS EN 312:Part 4::1997 Specification for cement bonded particleboard.
Oriented strand board (OSB)
BS 1142: Specification for fibre building boards.
Glue laminated timber (glulam).
BS EN 300:2006 Oriented strand boards OSB. Definitions, classification and specification.
BS EN 386:2001. Glue laminated timber. Performance requirements and minimum production requirements.
BS 5268:Part 5: Code of practice for the preservative treatment of structural timber. Superceded
Exterior finishes for timber
BS 5589:1989 Code of practice for the preservation of timber.
BS EN 927-1:1997 Paints and varnishes. Coating materials and coating systems for exterior wood. Classification and selection.
Floors and flooring
BS 1297:1987 Specification for tongued and grooved softwood flooring.
BS 8201-1:1987 Code of practice for flooring of timber, timber products and wood based panel products.