BS EN 12859:2011 - Gypsum blocks. Definitions, requirements and test methods

BS EN 12859:2011

Gypsum blocks. Definitions, requirements and test methods

Status : Current, Under review   Published : April 2011



This European Standard specifies the characteristics and performance of gypsum blocks with smooth faces for which the main intended uses are construction of non-load bearing partitions or independent wall linings and the fire protection of columns, lift shafts, shafts for services, etc. Gypsum blocks are not used to build ceilings. It covers the following performance characteristics related to the essential requirements: - reaction to fire; - resistance to fire; - direct airborne sound insulation; - release of dangerous substances; to be measured according to the corresponding European test methods, as well as: - thermal resistance to be calculated from the thermal conductivity values given in 4.3.2. It describes the reference tests for technical specifications. This European Standard covers also additional technical characteristics that are of importance for the use and acceptance of the product by the construction industry: - convenience classes for density; - convenience classes for pH. It provides for the evaluation of conformity of the product to this European Standard. This European Standard does not cover gypsum blocks of thickness less than 50 mm or gypsum storey height units.

Standard NumberBS EN 12859:2011
TitleGypsum blocks. Definitions, requirements and test methods
StatusCurrent, Under review
Publication Date30 April 2011
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)EN ISO 10140-3, EN ISO 10456:2007, ISO 6946:2007, ISO 10456:2007, ISO 717-1:1996, EN 13501-2, EN ISO 6946:2007, EN ISO 717-1, BS EN 13501-1:2018, ISO 10140-3:2010, EN 13501-1:2018
Informative References(Provided for Information)89/106/EEC, 95/467/EC, 93/68/EEC, EN 12860:2001
ReplacesBS EN 12859:2008
International RelationshipsEN 12859:2011
Draft Superseded By10/30218654 DC
DescriptorsHardness, Smoothness (surface), Fire safety, Strength of materials, Sound insulation, Conformity, Non-loadbearing walls, Performance testing, Fire resistance, Wall linings, Gypsum plaster, Construction materials, Thermal resistance, Walls, Marking, Dangerous materials, Dimensions, Fire tests, Performance, Blocks, Density
Title in FrenchCarreaux de plâtre. Définitions, spécifications et méthodes d'essai
Title in GermanGips-Wandbauplatten. Begriffe, Anforderungen und Prüfverfahren
ISBN978 0 580 71036 0
File Size1.176 MB

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