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British Standards relevant to Wood Based materials




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This page includes a selection of British Standards relating to the engineering uses of wood and its products

Structural timber

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 Superceded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 Superceded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Superceded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 Superceded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Superceded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Superceded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.

Timber sizes

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.

Trussed rafters


BS 5268-3:2006 The structural use of timber.Part 3: Code of practice for trussed rafter roofs.Superceded

Tiling/slating battens


BS 5534:2003 Code of practice for slating and tiling.

Joinery and wood trim

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.

Plywood

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.

Marine plywood


BS 1088-1:2003 Specifications for plywood for marine craft. Replaces BS1088 and BS4079.

Particleboard (chipboard, OSB, cement bonded particleboard


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.

Fibreboard, including hardboard, medlumboard, softboard and MDF.


BS 1142: Specification for fibre building boards.

Oriented strand board (OSB)


BS EN 300:2006 Oriented strand boards OSB. Definitions, classification and specification.

Glue laminated timber (glulam).



BS EN 386:2001. Glue laminated timber. Performance requirements and minimum production requirements.

Preservative treatment

BS 5268:Part 5: Code of practice for the preservative treatment of structural timber. Superceded
BS 5589:1989 Code of practice for the preservation of timber.

Exterior finishes for 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.

Links Providing relevant information
  1. Timber Trade Federation ..The Timber Trade Federation is the official voice of the UK timber trade.

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