prEN 13964-2

Suspended ceilings - Part 2: Suspended ceiling substructure and accessories - Product specification

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CEN/TC 277 Suspended ceilings

European Norm


This European Standard specifies the requirements for suspended ceiling substructure and accessories
intended for use in suspended ceilings covering the whole underside of the floor or roof or parts thereof.
This standard describes product characteristics, evaluation of conformity, marking and labelling for:
a) individual components;
b) kits, i.e. a set of at least 2 components.
It includes test methods, methods of evaluation and classification of performance as well as provisions for the
evaluation of conformity and for the marking of the products to the requirements of this European standard.
This set of European Standards does not cover the following:
− substructure components for suspending elements in a space that are intended for informative and/or
decorative purposes (including signage) and not performing a technical function of a suspended ceiling or
lining as defined in EN 13964-3-1.;
− ceilings in mobile buildings and other forms of transportation;
− characteristics needed for special applications, for which additional characteristics other than covered by
this European Standard would need to be complied with;
− suspended ceilings intended for uses in ceilings subject to water penetration requirements
− ceilings used externally
− ceilings that can be walked on
− ceilings made from fire protective boards covered by ETAG 018 Part 4: Fire protective Board, Slab and Mat
products and Kits.;
- technical components (e.g. light fittings, ventilation and inspection hatches not part of the product or kit
- in-situ formed grids, covered by other European technical specifications, for which it is the installer, not the
component manufacturer, who takes responsibility for ensuring that the complete installed system meets
any regulatory requirements to which it is subject;
NOTE This standard serves as a supporting standard for EN 13964-1 and as a stand-alone standard, permitting manufacturers to
demonstrate compliance with the requirements to affix CE marking and to place the products onto the market in accordance with Regulation
(EU) 305/2011 and to demonstrate compliance with the state-of-the-art requirements for substructure and accessories: components and
NOTE This standard does not cover design instructinos for seismic zones.

Related legislation

Legislation related to this standard


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

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