prEN 14566

Mechanical fasteners for gypsum plasterboard systems - Definitions, requirements and tests methods

General information

40.60 Close of voting   Mar 26, 2003


CEN/TC 241 Gypsum and gypsum based products

European Norm


This European Standard specifies the characteristics and performance of mechanical fasteners, including nails, screws and staples, intended to be used for the fixing of gypsum plasterboard conforming to prEN 520 and products from secondary processing according to prEN 14190, to timber and metal, as appropriate, in building construction works. The fasteners secure the plasterboard to the framing enabling its surface to be finished by jointing or plastering to receive decoration. These fasteners may also be used with prefabricated gypsum wallboard panels according to prEN 13915 and with gypsum plasterboard composite panels according to prEN 13950. They may also be used for the construction of the framing. Mechanical fasteners contribute to the stability of the assembly.
This Standard covers the following product performance characteristics: reaction to fire and flexural strength to be measured according to the corresponding European test methods.
It provides for the evaluation of conformity of the product to this European standard.
This EN also covers the additional technical characteristics that are of importance for the use and acceptance of the products by the construction industry and the reference tests for these characteristics.
This standard does not cover nails, screws and staples intended for use with materials other than plasterboard and the plasterboard based products referred to above and their associated system components.

Related legislation

Legislation related to this standard


Construction products


Regulation (eu) No 305/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 march 2011 laying down harmonised conditions for the marketing of construction products and repealing council directive 89/106/eec

Life cycle


prEN 14566
40.60 Close of voting
Mar 26, 2003