Makita nails for use in Makita’s range of gas nailers and high-pressure air nailers are fully compliant with the Eurocode 5 specifications.  This has been a mandatory standard since July 2013 for all fasteners used in structural timber construction. European law makes it an offence to use fastening products that do not carry the CE marking and comply with the technical specification of EN1995 Eurocode 5. Distributors who continue to sell non CE compliant products also face prosecution.

“Makita nails are Eurocode 5 certificated where required and marked with the relevant service class which clearly shows where they can be used,” reports Andrew Bowden, Technical Director of Makita Europe. “As an active member of the Power Fastening Association, we are working closely with our distributors to ensure they stock only CE marked products and to advise their customers to operate within the boundaries of the regulations. The PFA is working hard to educate the construction industry to comply with this European standard.”

The technical requirements of Eurocode 5 harmonises the varied national standards previously in existence to ensure that products that are sold or used across borders comply with the highest performance criteria available in Europe. This strategy aims to ensure that structural standards maintain safety against corrosion and consequential failure in years to come.

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