Kingsway Group plc, Chairman CEN TC 125

European masonry standards have to be produced to meet the six Essential Requirements of the Construction Products Directive of the European Commission. Technical Committee TC 125 — Masonry was set up by the European Standards Organization (CEN) in 1988, with an extensive structure of Working Groups and Task Groups of experts for detailed drafting. It covers all types of masonry units, mortars and renders and ancillary components and test methods for all those products and for masonry itself. The organization of the committees, the progress made and some of the problems encountered are described.