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.

Technical rules

Application forms

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.

Application for a national technical approval and/or construction technique permit (3 pages)

Version: January 2018; Application form

Application for amendment / supplementation / renewal of a national technical approval and/or construction technique permit (4 pages)

Version: January 2018; Application form

Guideline: How to provide drawings for national technical approvals and general construction technique permits (5 pages)

Version: July 2017

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.

Form for requesting a European Technical Assessment (ETA) (2 pages)

Last updated: 16 June 2022

  • abZ/aBG
  • ETA
  • Z = new decision | E = supplement | Ä = amendment | V = renewal | G = valid until
    Subject concerned Applicant Decision no. Validity
    from / to
    Verwendung von fermacell Gipsfaserplatten nach ETA-03/0050 als Teil von Wandtafeln unter seismischer Beanspruchung

    Fermacell GmbH

    Düsseldorfer Landstraße 395

    47259 Duisburg

    Z-9.1-434 Z: 15.10.2018
    G: 19.09.2023
    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: 12.09.2018
    G: 12.09.2023
  • 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


    ETA-03/0050 25.03.2022
    KNAUF Gypsum plasterboards Vidiwall and Vidiwall HI

    KNAUF Bulgaria EOOD

    Angelov Vrach 27

    1618 SOFIA


    ETA-07/0086 23.03.2018

Anja Dewitt
Head of Section – Timber Construction

Phone +49 30 78730-317
Email adw(at)dibt(.)de

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