Wood-based panels

Wood-based panels for use in construction include OSB, particleboards, cement-bonded particleboards, fibre boards, plywood, laminated veneer lumber and solid wood panels. 

A special form of solid timber panels are stage floors, which are made from layers of solid timber in combination with layers of wood-based panels.

Plywood for scaffolding

Regulatory framework

A harmonised product standard – EN 13986 – exists for wood-based panels for use in construction.

DIBt grants national technical approvals (abZ) for wood-based panels and materials

  • 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.

European Technical Assessments (ETAs) can also be issued for wood-based panels and materials that are not (fully) covered by a harmonised standard.

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

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

  • abZ/aBG
  • DIBt evaluation
  • Z = new decision | E = supplement | Ä = amendment | V = renewal | G = valid until
    Subject concerned Applicant Decision no. Validity
    from / to
    Bauarten mit der mineralisch gebundenen Spanplatte "AMROC-Panel"

    AMROC Baustoffe GmbH

    Am Zweigkanal 7b

    39126 Magdeburg

    Z-9.1-285 Z: 29.04.2020
    G: 14.04.2025
    Bauarten mit der mineralisch gebundenen Spanplatte "Cospan"

    Schwörer Haus GmbH & Co. KG

    Niederlassung Coswig (Anhalt)

    Roßlauer Straße 60

    06869 Coswig (Anhalt)

    Z-9.1-328 Z: 29.04.2020
    G: 14.04.2025
    Holztafelbauarten unter Verwendung der Holzfaserplatten "AGEPAN DWD protect", "AGEPAN DWD 600" oder "AGEPAN DWD black" als mittragende Beplankung

    Sonae Arauco Deutschland GmbH

    Grecostraße 1

    49716 Meppen

    Z-9.1-382 Z: 30.06.2020
    G: 30.06.2025
    Holzfaserplatten "AGEPAN THD Static" als mittragende und aussteifende Beplankung für die Holztafelbauart

    Sonae Arauco Deutschland GmbH

    Grecostraße 1

    49716 Meppen

    Z-9.1-725 Z: 18.03.2020
    G: 28.02.2025
    Bauarten mit der mineralisch gebundenen Spanplatte "Balkoplan - Balkonbodenplatte"

    Mehlhose Bauelemente GmbH + Co KG

    Kiebitzstraße 36

    32051 Herford

    Z-9.1-787 Z: 23.11.2020
    G: 23.11.2025
    Zementgebundene Spanplatte "Balkotec" zur Verwendung als Balkonbodenplatte

    BOSIG Baukunststoffe GmbH

    Roland-Schmid-Straße 1

    04910 Elsterwerda

    Z-9.1-816 Z: 20.09.2017
    G: 20.09.2022
    Holzfaserplatten "STEICOuniversal", "STEICOduo" und "STEICOprotect Typ H" als mittragende und aussteifende Beplankung für die Holztafelbauart

    STEICO SE

    Otto-Lilienthal-Ring 30

    85622 Feldkirchen

    Z-9.1-826 Z: 18.03.2020
    G: 18.03.2025
    Bauarten mit der mineralisch gebundenen Spanplatte "S&M Balkonbodenplatte C"

    Schütz & Musch GmbH

    Im Olber 12

    72516 Scheer

    Z-9.1-827 Z: 29.04.2020
    G: 14.04.2025
    Diagonal verlegte GFM-Platten als Beplankung für die Holztafelbauart

    Massivholz Junker GmbH

    Ludwig-Junker-Platz 1

    77787 Nordrach

    Z-9.1-858 Z: 20.01.2021
    G: 22.12.2025
    Bauarten mit der mineralisch gebundenen Spanplatte "S&M Balkonbodenplatte D"

    Schütz & Musch GmbH

    Im Olber 12

    72516 Scheer

    Z-9.1-866 Z: 29.04.2020
    G: 14.04.2025
  • The evaluations listed below are published with the kind consent of the evaluation holder. Evaluations which have not been released for publication are not made available by DIBt.
    Subject Prepared for Number Issued on
    SWISS KRONO OSB

    SWISS KRONO TEX GmbH & Co. KG

    Wittstocker Chaussee 1

    16909 Heiligengrabe

    G-160-18-0001 02.07.2019
    OSB - Oriented Strand Board

    Sonae Arauco Deutschland GmbH

    Grecostraße 1

    49716 Meppen

    G-160-18-0003 19.09.2019
    esb PLUS, P5 und esb, P5

    elka-Holzwerke GmbH

    Hochwaldstraße 44

    54497 Morbach

    G-160-18-0004 02.12.2019
    SWISS KRONO OSB sensitiv

    SWISS KRONO TEX GmbH & Co. KG

    Wittstocker Chaussee 1

    16909 Heiligengrabe

    G-160-18-0005 05.07.2019
    EGGER OSB

    EGGER Holzwerkstoffe Wismar

    GmbH & Co. KG

    Am Haffeld 1

    23970 Wismar

    G-160-18-0007 16.10.2019
    LivingBoard P4, P5, P7

    Pfleiderer Deutschland GmbH

    Ingolstädter Straße 51

    92318 Neumarkt

    G-160-19-0001 31.07.2019
    Sonae Arauco Spanplatte

    Sonae Arauco Deutschland GmbH

    Grecostraße 1

    49716 Meppen

    G-160-19-0002 09.01.2020
    Kronospan OSB 3

    KRONOSPAN OSB; spol. sr.o

    Na Hranici 2361/6

    586 01 Jihlava

    TSCHECHISCHE REPUBLIK

    G-160-19-0003 09.01.2020
    SterlingOSB zero

    Norbord N.V.

    Eikelaarstraat 33

    3600 Genk

    BELGIEN

    G-160-19-0005 22.01.2021

Anja Dewitt
Head of Section – Timber Construction

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

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