CE Marking Information

The Construction Products Regulation (CPR) ((EU) No 305/2011) came fully into force on the 1st July 2013 and supersedes the Construction Products Directive (CPD) (Council Directive 89/106/EEC).

The enabling law in the UK is the construction product regulations 2013.  These cover, in the main, enforcement and penalties for not meeting the requirements of the European legislation.

There is no transition period as such, however products CE marked and previously placed on the EU market under the CPD before the 1st July 2013 are deemed to comply with the CPR.  This will allow for stocks to be used up.

There are a number of changes with moving to the regulation from the directive, which include:-

  • Some terminology changes
  • Importers and EU manufacturers both 'place product on the market'
  • Distributors, importers, manufacturers, authorised representatives and Notified Bodies all have obligations
  • It is compulsory to CE mark product which falls under the scope of a harmonised standard i.e. wood based panels (EN 13986).
  • A 'declaration of performance' shall be supplied by the manufacturer to the next in the supply chain
  • Marking requirements (these should be respected even if the harmonised standard has not been revised)

The  European Commission website  has some useful information regarding CE marking and the Construction Products Regulation (CPR), and the transition from the CPD 

Our CE Marking - FAQs section gives more detailed information about the requirements of the CPR with respect to wood based panels

CE Marking - FAQs