Nailing plates for timber construction

In timber construction, nailing plates are used as three-dimensional fasteners. EAD 130186-00-0603 provides the basis for affixing the CE marking to nailing plates.

Regulatory framework

DIBt grants national technical approvals (abZ) for nailing plates

  • when they deviate significantly from the Technical Building Rules (cf. MVV TB, Chapter C 2) or
  • when neither Technical Building Rules nor generally recognised technical rules exist (e.g. innovative products).

European Technical Assessments (ETAs) can also be issued for nailing plates.

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

Technical rules

EAD 130186-00-0603 Three-dimensional nailing plates (37 pages)

Version: July 2018; Decision (EU) 2020/962; superseding technical specification "ETAG 015"; EOTA

ETAG 015 Three Dimensional Nailing Plates (40 pages)

Edition 2012; ersetzt durch EAD 130186-00-0603

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: September 2021

  • ETA
  • Subject concerned Applicant Decision no. Issued on
    BB joist hangers type 1, 2, 3 and 4

    BB Stanz- und Umformtechnik GmbH

    Nordhäuser Straße 42

    06536 Berga

    DEUTSCHLAND

    ETA-08/0184 05.02.2019
    BB-beam connectors

    BB Stanz- und Umformtechnik GmbH

    Nordhäuser Straße 42

    06536 Berga

    DEUTSCHLAND

    ETA-09/0301 25.01.2019
    'Twinloc' connector

    GUTMANN Bausysteme GmbH

    Nürnberger Straße 57

    91781 Weißenburg

    DEUTSCHLAND

    ETA-17/0768 02.02.2018
    Ailong Metal Angle Brackets

    Hangzhou Ailong Metal Products Co., LTD

    Linfu Road 3#, Linpu Town

    XIAOSHAN, HANGZHOU

    ZHEJIANG

    VOLKSREPUBLIK CHINA

    ETA-18/0375 24.04.2019
    STF-Post bases

    Arndt Bohrenkämper

    Holzverbindung GmbH

    Pestalozzistraße 16

    32257 Bünde

    DEUTSCHLAND

    ETA-18/0543 28.11.2019

Anja Dewitt
Head of Section – Timber Construction

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

Legal reference documents

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