EN 113-2:2020

Durability of wood and wood-based products - Test method against wood destroying basidiomycetes - Part 2: Assessment of inherent or enhanced durability EN 113-2:2020

Publication date:   May 19, 2021

General information

60.60 Standard published   Dec 16, 2020


CEN/TC 38 Durability of wood and wood-based products

European Norm

71.100.50   Wood-protecting chemicals



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This document specifies a method of test for determining the natural durability of a timber against wood-destroying basidiomycetes cultured on a malt extract agar medium. The method is applicable to all timber species.
Furthermore this method can be used to test modified wood. The test method described in this document can be applied to specific wood species, commercial supplies of sawn timber, wood-based materials, wood treated with preservatives and modified wood, both thermally and chemically modified wood.
However, this document is not intended to determine the effectiveness of wood preservatives used to prevent decay.
NOTE 1 Determining the efficacy of wood preservatives used to prevent decay is the scope of EN 113-1. However, in addition to this and with some amendments, it might also be possible in some cases to test treated wood using the method described here.
NOTE 2 This method can be used in conjunction with an ageing procedure, for example EN 73 or EN 84.
Annex A (informative) contains a guidance on sampling.
Annex B (normative) contains some methods of sterilization.
Annex C (informative) contains information on the culture vessels.
Annex D (informative) contains an example of a test report.
Annex E (informative) contains information on the test fungi.
Annex F (informative) contains the assessment of the results.

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EN 113:1996/A1:2004

EN 113:1996

CEN/TS 15083-1:2005


EN 113-2:2020
60.60 Standard published
Dec 16, 2020