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)
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