Construction products detail

Gypsum plasterboards

Gypsum plasterboards and gypsum fibre boards are used in timber construction as cladding for walls and floors.

Regulatory framework

Gypsum plasterboards are covered by harmonised product standard DIN EN 520, gypsum fibre boards by harmonised product standards DIN EN 15283-1 and DIN EN 15283-2, and gypsum board products from reprocessing by harmonised product standard DIN EN 14190.

In this work area, DIBt issues European Technical Assessments (ETAs) for products for which the manufacturer wishes to declare additional essential characteristics not covered by the standard.

For applications comprising plasterboards, DIBt grants general construction technique permits (aBG) when there is no conclusive technical rule for design and execution.

National procedure

A national technical approval (abZ) and/or oder general construction technique permit (aBG) is granted upon application (see Model Building Code (MBO), Sections 16a(2) and18(2) and (4)). This also applies to amendments and supplements to, or renewals of existing approvals and/or construction technique permits.

No formal requirements apply. The following information is needed: name and address of the applicant, description of the product and/or construction technique and its field of use or application, type of decision required (new decision, amendment or supplement to, or renewal of, an existing decision).

Please feel free to use the template below.

European Technical Assessment (ETA)

To start the ETA procedure, please submit the form below. We will then check if the prerequisites for issuing an ETA are met, i.e., in particular, if the product is not fully covered by an existing harmonised standard. If the prerequisites are met, we will check whether a European Assessment Document (EAD) covering the requested assessment scope already exists or still needs to be developed. If an EAD needs to be developed or amended, a complete technical file needs to be established before the procedure can begin.


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Subject concerned Applicant Decision no. Validity
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Wände in Holztafelbauart unter Verwendung von fermacell Gipsfaserplatten nach ETA-03/0050 unter Erdbebenbeanspruchung James Hardie Europe GmbH Bennigsen-Platz 1 40474 Düsseldorf Z-9.1-434 Z: 13.09.2023
G: 13.09.2028
Wand-, Decken- und Dachkonstruktionen unter Verwendung von "Knauf Integral Gipsfaserplatten GIFAboard 1100", "Knauf Integral Gipsfaserplatten GIFAboard 1500" und "Knauf Integral Gipsfaserplatten GIFAfloor" Knauf Integral KG Am Bahnhof 16 74589 Satteldorf Z-9.1-517 Z: 21.11.2022
G: 01.08.2027
Wand-, Decken- und Bodenkonstruktionen unter Verwendung von Siniat Nassraumplatten LaHydro 12,5 mm Etex Building Performance GmbH Geschäftsbereich Siniat Scheifenkamp 16 40878 Ratingen Z-9.1-745 Z: 13.06.2022
G: 23.06.2027
Gipsplatten der Industriegruppe Gipsplatten (IGG) im Bundesverband der Gipsindustrie e.V. zur Verwendung als Teil von Wandtafeln unter seismischer Beanspruchung Industriegruppe Gipsplatten IGG im Bundesverband der Gipsindustrie e.V. Kochstraße 6-7 10969 Berlin Z-9.1-830 Z: 04.09.2023
G: 04.09.2028
Subject concerned Applicant Decision no. Issued on
fermacell Gypsum fibre boards - "fermacell Gipsfaser-Platte", "fermacell Vapor", fermacell Gipsfaser-Platte greenline" James Hardie Europe GmbH Bennigsen Platz 1 40474 Düsseldorf DEUTSCHLAND ETA-03/0050 14.12.2023
KNAUF Gypsum plasterboards Vidiwall and Vidiwall HI KNAUF Bulgaria EOOD Angelov Vrach 27 1618 SOFIA BULGARIEN ETA-07/0086 23.03.2018