CE marking is a requirement for certain products traded in the European economic area. A CE mark on a building product is a declaration by the manufacturer that their product is compliant with the Construction Products Regulations (CPR) and the minimum requirements of EU countries. A CE mark shows that the product complies with all the relevant European legislation covering the product’s health, safety or environmental requirements.
Not all products are required to be CE marked; but products which are covered by a harmonised European standard or a European Assessment Document (EAD), along with an associated European Technical Assessment (ETA), will have specific legislation that requires it.
The following products fall under the requirements of the CPR and may be included as part of a recognised system manufactured and supplied by a member company within the MCRMA.
- Profiled roofing and cladding BS EN 14782:2006
- Composite panels BS EN 14509:2013
- Sheeting fasteners EAD 330046-01 -0602
- Composite panel fasteners EAD 330047-01-0602
- Spacer kit systems and halters EAD 200012-00-0401
- Safety lines PPE 89/686/EEC
- Insulation products BS EN 13162:2012 + A1:2015
- In plane rooflights BS EN 1013:2012 + A1:2014
- Barrel rooflights BS EN 14963:2006
- Dome rooflights BS EN 1873:2014 + A1:2016
- Structural frame BS EN 1090-1:2009 + A1:2011
All MCRMA members manufacture products to National and International standards and operate QA measures, such as BS EN ISO 9001, to ensure materials, processes and procedures are maintained to the highest standard.
Individual manufacturers within the MCRMA should be contacted directly for specific information about their products, systems and services.
Since the introduction of CE marking the United Kingdom has voted to leave the European Union and this has inevitably raised the question of whether Brexit will influence the future use of CE marking and the use of hENs and CUAPs in the United Kingdom.
European standards and the associated framework will continue as part of the BSi work programme. The following statement from BSi provides confirmation of their future programme:
Following the triggering of Article 50, BSI will continue to help organisations achieve their goals as we have done for the past 116 years.
For BSI it is business as usual; BSI will remain a full member and influential participant in the single European Standards system as well as an EU Notified Body. BSI will continue to play an important role in helping both British and overseas firms demonstrate product conformity.
As negotiations progress and our discussions with the UK government and other relevant authorities evolve, we will continue to keep you informed on progress here