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​FIRA announces publication of a New European Standard for Storage furniture

FIRA can now confirm that a fully revised version of the European Standard for domestic storage and kitchen furniture has been published.

BS EN 14749: 2016 Furniture. Domestic and kitchen storage units and kitchen worktops. Safety requirements and test methods is now available and replaces the 2005 version with immediate effect.

There are some significant changes in the standard affecting stability, items supporting heavy loads and TV units. It cannot be assumed that product that currently conforms to the 2005 version of the standard will meet the requirements of the newly published standard.

For more information contact FIRA’s testing team on 01438 777700 or email