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 voluntary Common Understanding and Assessment Procedure (CUAP) and an associated European Assessment Document (EAD), previously known as a European Technical Assessment (ETA), will have specific legislation that requires it.
CE marking of roofing and cladding products
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.
CE marking of fabricated structural steelwork and component parts
The harmonised European standard covering fabricated structural steelwork is BS EN 1090: Execution of steel structures and aluminium structures. BS EN 1090-1 became mandatory on 1 July 2014. It is therefore a legal requirement for all fabricated structural steelwork including those designed and fabricated for agricultural and rural buildings to be CE marked.
BS EN 1090-1 is the Requirements for Conformity Assessment of Structural Components. It describes how manufacturers can demonstrate that the components they produce meet the declared performance characteristics (the structural characteristics which make them fit for their particular use and function).
BS EN 1090-2 is the Technical Requirements for Steel Structures. It specifies the requirements for the execution of steel structures to ensure adequate levels of mechanical resistance and stability, serviceability and durability. It determines the performance characteristics for components that the manufacturer must achieve and declare through the requirements of BS EN 1090-1.
The following harmonised European standards apply to other steel products which may be used or incorporated into the final structural steel assembly:
BS EN 10025-1 covering open sections and plates
BS EN 10210-1 for hot finished hollow sections
BS EN 10219-1 for cold formed welded hollow sections
In addition to the structural fabricated steel frame many component parts which form part of the system or assembly of the roof and wall cladding should also carry the appropriate CE mark which demonstrates conformity to the CPR.
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