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BS 5628 was withdrawn by BSI on the 31st March 2010 along with a number of other British Standards which conflict with the Eurocodes.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

February 2022. IMS launch 2nd edition of "Eurocode for Masonry EN 1996-1-1 and EN 1996-2 Guidnace and worked examples using the UK National Annex". This edition contains updated text and design examples.Link

September 2021. CE marking to be allowed until 01 January 2023 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 

Information on construction regulations from January 2021 may be found on the Construction Leadership Council website





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