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References to standards

Quality and Innovation / References to standards

Our quality system is based on compliance with the applicable standards in our profession.


Standards for finished products

These standards define products in terms of shap, tolerance, nature of materials, etc.

  • • EN 10223-1 : Steel barbed wire (such as RONCEUROP, CORRAL®, ATAC).
  • • EN 10223-2/3 : Hexagonal steel mesh fencing (TTX).
  • • EN 10223-4 : Welded steel fencing (AXIAL®, BASTILLE, etc.).
  • • EN 10223-5 : Knotted steel fencing for livestock (DICLO®).
  • • EN 10223-6 : Chainlink (JARDICLO, FLUIDEX®, GALVEX®, etc.).
  • • EN 10223-7 : Welded steel panels (AXIS®, AXOR®).

Standards for wire galvanising

The zinc-based metal coating of steel wires contributes to fence durability : the thickness of the zinc coating is a decisive factor in protecting against corrosion.

French standard NF A 91-131 was replaced by European standard EN 10244-2 (October 2001).

Equivalence between standards NF A91-131 and NF EN 10244-2


Selon NF A91-131 Under NF EN10244-2
Valid until 1999 Valid until 2000
CLASS A CLASS D
CLASS B CLASS C or CLASS B
CLASS C CLASS A

Standards for plastic coatings

The quality of the coating determines product service life. For several years, DIRICKX has been committed to complying with the applicable standards in terms of plastic coatings.

Standard NF EN 10245-2 on PVC coating lays down the requirements in terms of mass and quality. Fences in rolls such as chainlink and edging all comply with this standard.

Standard EN 13438 lays down the requirements for polyester coatings. This standard applies to products such as railings, AXOR® and AXIS® Design panels, and AXIS®, AXOR® and UNIVERS posts.


NF EN 13241-1 gate standards

All DIRICKX manual and motorised gates comply with European standard NF EN 13241-1, applicable depuis le 1er juin 2005. in force since 1 June 2005. The standard comprises 16 normative documents, the keystone being standard NF EN 13241-1. It aims to improve the safety of the end user, standardise the level of requirement at European level by introducing a common point of reference, and ensure the free circulation of goods within the European Union.

Drawn up by the European Committee for Standardisation, it applies to manual and motorised doors, gates and barriers which are designed for installation in areas accessible to people and whose main purpose is to provide access in complete safety to goods and vehicles accompanied or driven by people on industrial and commercial premises or in garages in residential areas.

It does not apply to:

  • • Manual gates with a surface area of < 6.25m2 for use by people.
  • • Motorised gates with a width of < 2.50m and a surface area of < 6.25m2 essentially designed for pedestrians.
  • • Barriers intended solely for vehicles.

The installer must protect access to the retraction area of the gate according to standard NF EN 12635 by eliminating risks of crushing, shearing and dragging. The fence must therefore be installed a safe distance away from the moving leaf. This safe distance takes into account exposed parts of the human body as laid down in standard NF EN 294.

Safety distances for gate installation

* Distance to observe to prevent the risk of being shut in/out.
** HGV (heavy goods vehicle) cells are optional.


Safety distance
≥ 120 mm
≥ 200 mm
≥ 800 mm

Fencing on retraction side
Mesh size Example of product
20 to 30 mm ARAVIS*
30 to 40 mm Square mesh*
> 40 mm AXIS®

* Small meshing can be overlaid with AXIS® panels.


Recommendations for fence installation

For all fences installed at establishments open to the public and fences ≤ 1.50m, we recommend installation with spikes or overstanding bars pointing downwards. A similar recommendation was issued by the DGCCRF (General Directorate for Competition Policy, Consumer Affairs and Fraud Control) and the CSE (Consumer Safety Commission).


Wind belts: DTU P06-002 (NV65 Amended February 2009)


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This document enables us to choose products depending on where they will be installed, in particular with regard to wind speed.
It defines five climate zones (Z1 to Z5).