​Structural bolts conforming to EN 15048 01 December 2014

As of 1st July 2014 it has been a legal requirement under EN 1090-1 for all parts of a bearing steel structure to have CE marking. Non-preloaded structural bolts have to meet all of the regulations under EN 15048. That is why Stafa Group has made sure its entire range in stock meets the regulation – meaning customers can be assured of European quality.

The CE marking requirement is set by the Construction Products Regulation (CPR) and the European standard EN 1090-1. This standard sets the requirements for CE marking for steel and aluminium bearing construction parts with references for implementation to EN 1090-2 and EN 1090-3. EN 1090-2 describes the bolt connectors in which reference is made to standard EN 15048 for non-preloaded structural bolts and EN 14399 for preloaded bolts.

EN 15048 contains regulations governing products used for the design, calculation and manufacture of non-preloaded bolt connections for steel structures. Stafa guarantees that all of the structural bolts in its range meet these requirements.

“Most steel structures use non-preloaded structural bolts. For that reason we keep a complete range of structural bolts that conform to EN 15048. This assures customers of competitive conditions and fast delivery. We can also supply preloaded bolts conforming to EN 14399 on request. If you have been using non-certified nuts and bolts for steel structures since 1st July 2014 you are violating European law with all the consequences that entails. Stafa Group offers you all the expertise in the field of this new legislation so that you are assured of the right products.”


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Will joined Fastener + Fixing Magazine in 2007 and over the last 12 years has experienced every facet of the fastener sector – interviewing key figures within the industry and visiting leading companies and exhibitions around the globe. Will manages the content strategy across all platforms and is the guardian for the high editorial standards that the brand is renowned.