Construction Products Regulation (CPR) CE Marking and UKCA Marking
Our Offer to you:
- We will advise you on any product covered by the Construction Products Regulation (CPR) and its harmonised standards
- We will help you clarify the scope of Standards
- We can provide a complete service to take you through the CE/UKCA Marking process from start to finish
- We can provide you with guidance and templates to allow you to carry out the CE/UKCA marking process yourself.
- We will help you convert your CE Declarations of Performance to comply with UKCA Marking
- If you CPR product is not covered by a standard, we can provide an official statement to support its compliance status
Previously when the Construction Products Directive 89/106/EEC was mandatory in the EU it had not been adopted in the UK and therefore CE marking was not required, until in July 2013 when The Construction Products Regulation (CPR) (EU) No 305/2011 came into force.
Being an EU regulation, it was automatically introduced into UK legislation.
The Construction Products Regulation and its accompanying harmonised standards and ETA’s are complementary to the UK Building regulations and there is some cross over with the performance characteristics.
The CPR has a broad scope applying to many types of products and materials from bricks and mortar to the kitchen sink. Compliance with the CPR is mandatory where a construction product falls within the scope of a harmonised standard.
It is a legal requirement that products comply with the applicable harmonised standard in order for them to be placed on the UK and EU market. Where there is no harmonised standard, the manufacturer may choose to demonstrate compliance via a European Technical Assessment (ETA) route.
Construction Products Regulation UKCA Marking
Since the UK left the single market the CPR has continued to apply through the Construction Products (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 & 2020 with the following amendments:
- The UKCA Mark will replace the CE Mark,
- EU Notified bodies (based in the UK) are now UK Approved Bodies
- The harmonised European Standards have become UK designated standards
- During a transition period which ends on the 1st January 2023, both UKCA and CE marks are permitted
For further guidance see the following pages on GOV.UK
Currently there is a drive to improve legislation associated with safety and performance of construction products and buildings. This is driven by the recent issues associated with the use of building cladding materials and the Grenfell tower disaster.
The recent Building Safety Bill and forthcoming The Construction Products Regulations 2022 will reinforce the requirement on manufacturers and construction contractors to adhere to the CPR. Additionally the expansion of the governments Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) responsibilities for regulating construction products on behalf of the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government, will help to improve control measures and clamp down on non-compliant products.
Declaration of Performance Certificates
Declaration of Performance for UKCA Marking
Declaration of Performance for CE Marking
We have a selection of templates available in our Shop.