Non-glued timber products and construction techniques, solid wood products

Non-glued timber products and construction techniques and solid wood products include timber products and construction techniques that are mechanically jointed, e.g. timber framing.

This work area also includes wall, roof and floor elements that are made without gluing, e.g. by connecting the boards by means of dowels, dovetail joints or other carpentry joints.

And finally, monolithic (cut from one piece) solid wood products are included in this field.

Regulatory framework

DIBt grants national technical approvals (abZ) for products

  • when they are not covered by the harmonised standards and
  • 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 products that are not (fully) covered by a harmonised standard.

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

Application forms

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

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

  • abZ/aBG
  • ETA
  • Z = new decision | E = supplement | Ä = amendment | V = renewal | G = valid until
    Subject concerned Applicant Decision no. Validity
    from / to
    BDF - Dach- und Deckentafeln mit einseitiger statisch wirksamer Beplankung aus nicht versetzt angeordneten Platten mit freien Plattenrändern rechtwinklig zu den Rippen

    Bundesverband Deutscher Fertigbau e. V.

    Flutgraben 2

    53604 Bad Honnef

    Z-9.1-869 Z: 29.08.2022
    G: 24.06.2027
    DuroCONSTRUCT-Platten für frei bewitterte Beläge von Balkonen oder Terrassen

    ASSYX gmbH & Co. KG

    Zum Kögelsborn 6

    56626 Andernach

    Z-9.1-885 Z: 03.12.2018
    G: 03.12.2023
    Wände in Holztafelbauart unter Verwendung von Gipsfaserplatten Rigidur H nach ETA-08/0147 unter Erdbebenbeanspruchung

    Saint-Gobain Rigips GmbH

    Schanzenstraße 84

    40549 Düsseldorf

    Z-9.1-898 Z: 30.11.2021
    G: 30.11.2026
  • Subject concerned Applicant Decision no. Issued on
    NUR-HOLZ Vollholzelemente Elements jointed with "wooden screws" made of beech

    Rombach Bauholz+Abbund GmbH

    Holdersbach 7

    77784 Oberharmersbach


    ETA-11/0338 31.01.2017
    THOMA Holz 100


    Ing. Erwin Thoma Holz GmbH

    Hasling 35

    5622 Goldegg im Pongau


    ETA-13/0785 19.06.2018

Anja Dewitt
Head of Section – Timber Construction

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

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