Eurocode 6:Design of Masonry Structures


Welcome to the Eurocode 6 web site where you will find resources to support masonry design and construction.

Eurocode 6 consists of four documents:

BS EN 1996-1-1: Rules for reinforced and unreinforced masonry 

BS EN 1996-1-2: Structural fire design

BS EN 1996-2: Selection and execution of masonry

BS EN 1996-3: Simplified calculation methods for unreinforced masonry structures

BS 5628 was withdrawn by BSI on the 31st March 2010 along with a number of other British Standards which conflict with the Eurocodes.

PD 6697 Recommendations for the design of masonry structures to BS EN 1996-1-1 and BS EN 1996-2.

Webinar:: Introduction to Eurocode 6 view

April 2023. The second generation of BS EN 1996-1-2 and BS EN 1996-2 have been prepared for formal vote in March/April 2024.

January 2023. National Annex to the second generation of BS EN 1996-1-1 availble for public comment. Link to BSI

Januaryr 2023. CE marking to be allowed until 30 June 2025 Link

The second generation of BS EN1996-1-1 was approved at the formal vote stsge in December 2021. The remainng parts of EN 1996 have been approved to go to enquiry.

December 2020 Overview of the development of the next version of EC6 produced by the committee Chairman Presentation 


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