Construction products detail

Other metallic products and construction techniques

Regulatory framework

DIBt grants national technical approvals (abZ) for metallic products that are not covered by

  • a harmonised standard and
  • that deviate significantly from the Technical Building Rules (cf., MVV TB, in particular Chapter C 2)
  • or for which neither Technical Building Rules nor generally recognised technical rules exist (e.g. innovative products).

European Technical Assessments (ETAs) can also be issued for metallic products and kits that are not covered or not fully covered by a harmonised standard.

For construction techniques comprising punched metal plate fasteners, DIBt grants general construction technique permits (aBG) where there are no conclusive technical rules 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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Doppelfalzverbindung für Behälter aus Stahlblech System LIPP LIPP GmbH Industriestraße 73497 Tannhausen Z-14.3-15 Z: 06.09.2021
G: 14.09.2026
Stoßausbildung für PERMASTORE-Behälter aus vorwiegend emaillierten Stahlblechen Permastore Limited EYE, Suffolk IP23 7HS GROSSBRITANNIEN Z-14.3-16 Z: 05.01.2022
G: 05.01.2027
EUROMAC 2 MTP-Dachelemente und deren Befestigung EUROMAC 2 SAS 8 rue Philippe de Consigny 57730 FOLSCHVILLER FRANKREICH Z-14.5-414 Z: 14.06.2019
G: 15.06.2024
JORIS IDE Z- und Sigma-Trägersystem JORIS IDE NV Hille 174 8750 ZWEVEZELE BELGIEN Z-14.5-686 Z: 24.07.2023
G: 30.08.2028
C.B.S. Wand-, Decken- und Dachelemente C.B.S. Team-Projektges mbH Rauhe Hardt 71 58642 Iserlohn Z-14.5-883 Z: 06.12.2022
G: 09.04.2026