There are a couple of rules you should follow for fastening awnings in a reliable and standardised fashion. DIN EN 13561 states that awnings require a CE mark and they have to be fastened in conformity with the BKTex guidelines. That means that you can only use fastenings with national or European approval and for outside use, only those made of stainless steel. In other words, plastic anchors are not allowed.
The DIN EN 13561 standard has been in operation since 2004 and it defines surface loads in four wind resistance classes. The definition of the loads having an impact on an awning sets forth the precise anchorage in what is known as the BKTex Guideline.
This is the standard that not only places an obligation for safe mounting on the awning manufacturer, but also the seller and installer. For instance, the seller has to notify the manufacturer of the fastening base and provide data relevant to fastening. The installer has to make sure that fastening takes place according to the installation and mounting instructions of the BKTex Guideline.
This is why it makes sense to measure and fasten awnings with the approved products from fischer! We offer you a reliable and economical solution for all fastening bases. Don’t forget to read the entire article from our fastening experts on Fastening Awnings (link: fischer Markisenbefestigung.pdf).
concrete: fischer FAZ II M10 and M12 anchor bolts
masonry (solid and perforated bricks): fischer FIS V injection system with fischer FIS V (S) injection mortar, FIS A threaded rod and FIS H K plastic perforated sleeve
exterior walls with thermal insulation composite systems (concrete and masonry): fischer Thermax 12 and 16 stand-off installation systems