Reinforcing steel

Certification of Reinforcing Steel 

Nordcert is accredited for certification of reinforcing steel, pre-stressing steel, welded structures, cut and bent bars/coils. Also reinforcing steel products made of stainless steel can be certified. Furthermore Reinforcing steel workshops and stockiest are certified according to Nordcert´s certification rules.

    Application form (click here)

    Requirements and Approval of reinforcing steel in Sweden

    As in most European countries the Eurocodes form the foundation of regulations for construction of buildings in Sweden. CE-marking is mandatory for construction material. However, since the standards for reinforcing steel is not yet a common European standards, reinforcing steel is still approved by national certifications.

    The requirements on reinforcing steel are described in Eurocode 2. In addition to the requirements set in the Eurocodes, Swedish authorities has issued a national annex to the Eurocodes, in Sweden named EKS.  

    In addition to the standards named in the Eurocodes, national standards, product specifications, are used in order to fulfil requirements in both the Eurocodes and the national annex. An overview of important standards/rules used in Sweden is seen below.

    Common reinforcing steel standards in Sweden

    Standard                                       Products

    SS 212540                                     Bars, Coils, Welded Fabrics and Lattice Girders.

    SS EN 10080                                 Bars, Coils, Welded Fabrics and Lattice Girders

    SS-EN ISO 17660-1                       Welding of reinforcing steel- Load bearing joints

    SS-EN ISO 17660-2                       Welding of reinforcing steel – Non load bearing jonts

    SS 212515                                     Ribbed Reinforcing Steel Ks600S

    prEN 10138-2                                Prestressing steels - Part 2: Wire

    prEN 10138-2                                Prestressing steels - Part 3: Strand

    prEN 10138-2                                Prestressing steels - Part 4: Bar

    SS 212552                                     Prestressing steels - Wire

    SS 212553                                     Prestressing steels - Strand

    SS 212554                                     Prestressing steels – Bars

    SS 212545                                     Reinforcing Steel – Corrosion resisting reinforcing steel

    A1-rules                                         Certification of bars and coils

    A2-rules                                         Certification of pre-stressing steel

    A3-rules                                         Reinforcing steel workshop - cutting, bending, de-coiling and welding of reinforcing steel

    G-rules                                           Stockiest of reinforcing steel products

    Nordcert offer certification according to the standards above and also several other standards. Please contact us if you don’t find the standard or products in the list. The easiest way to apply for certification of reinforcing steel products is to contact us by email or by telephone, contact information below.

    Contact information

    Nordcerts product manager and auditor reinforcing steel: Jan Olof Johansson
    phone: +46 8 34 92 40, mobile: +46 76 848 00 19, e-mail:

    Nordcert AB
    Wallingatan 33
    S-111 24  Stockholm

    Nordcert general information

    Nordcert is the leading Swedish certification body in the field of structures for buildings.

    We certify products, processes and persons and support education and training. The aim is to increase safety and reliability for structures raised in Sweden.

    We are notified body, certification body and accredited by the national accreditation authority SWEDAC. We can therefore issue certificates for harmonized European standards, national standards and act as control organ.

    Our certification is recognized in the following way:

    Notified certification body with the number 1505 according to the Construction Products Regulation, CPR.

    For reinforcing steel the SBS mark is used

    Certified aggregates, ready mixed concrete and precast concrete products are recognized by the BBC mark

    For certification of persons

    Nordcert is a notified certification body with the number 1505 according to the Construction Products Regulation, CPR.

    National regulations

    Two different authorities publish building rules:

    The Eurocodes are the foundation for the regulation in Sweden. In addition to the Eurocodes,

    Boverket, The National Board of Housing, Building and Planning issues EKS which is the national annex to the Eurocodes.  The EKS is find on Boverkets webpage,

    Trafikverket, the Swedish Transport Administration, issues rules and documents specifying requirements for roads, railroads and bridges etc. Their application document to the Eurocodes is published as TSFS 2018:57.This document and other information to be found on their webpage 

    Certification bodies, inspection bodies and laboratories that are active in the structural field should be accredited according to relevant European standards which means SS-EN 17065 for product and processes, SS-EN ISO/IEC 17020 for inspection and SS-EN ISO/IEC 17025 for laboratories.

    Accreditation is in Sweden performed exclusively by Swedac, Swedish Board for Accreditation and Conformity Assessment.

    Nordcert Aktiebolag
    Wallingatan 33
    111 24  STOCKHOLM 

    Tel: 08-34 92 70

    Organisationsnr 556619-5599
    VAT no SE556619559901

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