BS EN 520:2004+A1:2009 - Gypsum plasterboards. Definitions, requirements and test methods

BS EN 520:2004+A1:2009

Gypsum plasterboards. Definitions, requirements and test methods

Status : Under review, Current   Published : November 2004
Conformity to regulation : Designated



This document specifies the characteristics and performance of gypsum plasterboards intended to be used in building construction works including those intended for secondary manufacturing operations. It includes boards designed to receive either direct surface decoration or gypsum plaster. This document covers the following product performance characteristics: reaction to fire, water vapour permeability, flexural strength (breaking load), impact resistance and thermal resistance. The following performance characteristics are linked to systems assembled with plasterboards: shear strength, fire resistance, impact resistance, direct airborne sound insulation and acoustic absorption to be measured according to the corresponding European test methods. If required, tests should be done on assembled systems simulating the end use conditions. This document covers also additional technical characteristics that are of importance for the use and acceptance of the product by the Construction Industry and the reference tests for these characteristics. It provides for the evaluation of conformity of the product to this document. This document does not cover plasterboards, which have been subject to any secondary manufacturing operations (e.g. insulating composite panels, plasterboards with thin lamination, etc.).

Standard NumberBS EN 520:2004+A1:2009
TitleGypsum plasterboards. Definitions, requirements and test methods
StatusUnder review, Current
Publication Date22 November 2004
Conformity to regulationDesignated
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)EN 1995-1-1, EN ISO 12572, ISO 7892, ISO 536:1995, EN 14566, ISO 140-3:1995, BS EN 13501-1:2018, ISO 535:1991, EN 13501-1:2018, EN ISO 717-1, EN 12114, EN 12524, EN 14195, EN 13501-2, EN 336, EN 13963, EN ISO 536, ISO 717-1:1996, EN 13823, ISO 354:2003, EN ISO 140-3, EN 12664, EN ISO 20535, EN ISO 354, EN 338, ISO 12572:2001
Informative References(Provided for Information)ISO 9001:2000, 93/68/EC, 89/106/EEC, 95/467/EC, EN ISO 9001, 93/68/EEC
ReplacesBS 1230-1:1985
International RelationshipsEN 520:2004+A1:2009
Amended ByAMD 16421
Amendment, February 2010; Corrigendum, July 2006
Draft Superseded By09/30185974 DC
DescriptorsPermeability, Performance, Plasterboard, Thermal resistance, Boards, Wall linings, Sound insulation, Approval testing, Construction systems parts, Physical property measurement, Performance testing, Dimensional measurement, Gypsum plaster, Water vapour, Strength of materials, Fire resistance
Title in FrenchPlaques de plâtre. Définitions, spécifications et méthodes d'essai
Title in GermanGipsplatten. Begriffe, Anforderungen und Prüfverfahren
ISBN978 0 580 63867 1
File Size1.006 MB

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