Construction Products Regulation

What are Eurocodes and where can I buy them?

The Eurocodes provide detailed guidance on the design methodology for structures, from which standards can then be referenced. The Eurocode…

The Eurocodes provide detailed guidance on the design methodology for structures, from which standards can then be referenced.

The Eurocode documents are available from the British Standards Institute. You can view their on line catalogue at:

http://www.bsigroup.com

Use the 'search' function and enter 'eurocode' for a listing of current documents.

For more information on the Construction Products Regulation (CPR) see our web pages at:

Construction Products Regulation (CPR) directive page

Construction Products Regulation (CPR) general information page

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If the product is intended for use in construction and is covered by one of the CPR’s harmonised standards then it will require CE Marking / UKCA Marking. If your product is for this market place and you would like further assistance, please send in further details.

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The supplier of the completed installation is responsible for delivering a Declaration of Conformity/Performance which certifies that the completed installation complies with the applicable directives, visit our Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Directive page, Low Voltage Directive page, Machinery Directive page and Construction Products Regulation (CPR) page.

Most, but not all of the issues which arise when dealing with the compliance of systems such as this will be dealt with by the use of CE marked systems and components. Nevertheless, the installer still has to take responsibility for the installation as a whole and this will include ensuring that the electrical and mechanical safety of the installation complies with the relevant standards. Mechanical safety is likely to be the most significant burden, since the forces involved in the opening and closing of a mechanical gate have the potential to cause serious injury to the user. The machinery and construction products standards mandate requirements for the maximum forces and reliability of protection systems used to control the gate and hence prevent accidents from taking place.

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If by 'drains' you mean the drain components such as piping, gulleys, manholes etc, then so long as the parts are CE marked and meet the appropriate performance level specified in the local building Regulations where they are being used, they will be acceptable for use in any EU country.

As regards the installation of the products (e.g what sort of fall is required, or the depth of cover) this is not really a CE marking matter and it will be the subject of national regulations.

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First of all, it's worth pointing out that there is a distinction between access platforms, steps etc. which are part of a building and those which are part of a piece of machinery. In the latter case, the steps, ladders, platforms etc. are subject to the requirements of the Machinery Directive and not the Construction Products Regulation (CPR) or the local building regulations as would be the case for parts of the building.

Clearly there are plenty of examples where the distinction between parts of the building and parts of a machine are more than a little blurred. There is a series of harmonised standards for access to machinery (parts of EN ISO 14122 among others).

For parts of a building, the items would potentially be within the scope of the Construction Products Regulation (CPR) but it's important to realise that CE marking is only required under this regulation where there are harmonised standards for the items concerned . There's a full list of the currently harmonised standards at:

https://ec.europa.eu/growth/single-market/european-standards/harmonised-standards/construction-products_en

and this currently includes four standards which might be relevant:

EN 1090-1:2009+A1:2011
Execution of steel structures and aluminium structures — Part 1: Requirements for conform- ity assessment of structural components

EN 516:2006
Prefabricated accessories for roofing - Installations for roof access - Walkways, treads and steps

EN 517:2006
Prefabricated accessories for roofing - Roof safety hooks

EN 12951:2004
Prefabricated accessories for roofing - Permanently fixed roof ladders - Product specification and test methods

So if you are going to be making or using any components which are within the scopes of these standards then you could look for CE marking from your suppliers and/or offer it to your customers. For other components, especially basic materials such as chequer plate and rolled or box section stock, you won't see a CE mark since the materials are basic components which go into an assembly which might be CE marked but the components are not CE marked in themselves because there is no directive which covers them in the form in which they are traded within the EU.

There's more on the Machinery Directive at:

https://www.conformance.co.uk/ce-directives-information/machinery-directive

and on the Construction Products Regulation at:

https://www.conformance.co.uk/ce-directives-information/construction-products-cpr-regulation

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For products covered by the Construction Products Regulation CPR (and no other Directive), if there is no harmonised standard the only way to CE mark a product is to apply for an ETA (see https://www.eota.eu/en-GB/content/do-you-want-to-ce-mark-your-construction-product/18/). 

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Does the information shown on the label for construction products have to be in the language of the end user?

The Construction Products Regulation contains a requirement that the Declaration of Performance must be in the language of the end…

The Construction Products Regulation contains a requirement that the Declaration of Performance must be in the language of the end user.

The content of the product label will be identified in the relevant product standard.

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Each of the products you listed are included in the scope of EN 1090 structural steelwork - Execution of steel structures and aluminium structures. under The Construction Products Regulation (CPR). CE Marking became mandatory for all products covered by this standard on July 1st 2014. Please see our website or call us on 01298 873 800 for further information on EN1090 structural steelwork and how we can help.

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We are creating our Declarations of Performance (DoP's) and applying the CE Marking to our products. Do we have to register the DoP and number with a Notified Body?

The Construction Products Regulation (CPR) requires each DoP to have an identifying number / code. However the format and numbering…

The Construction Products Regulation (CPR) requires each DoP to have an identifying number / code. However the format and numbering system are entirely up to you. These do not need to be approved, or registered by a notified body.

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The scope of EN 1090 stuctural steelwork is wide reaching and somewhat grey at the edges. The crossover between the Machinery Directive and the Construction Products Regulation (CPR) in relation to steelwork associated with machinery is a difficult topic to generalise. We recommend that it therefore be handled on a case by case basis. However, the inclusion of walkways, ladders and platforms etc, i.e. human access points and supports, will increase the potential that such products will fall under the scope of EN 1090.

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CE marking for structural steelwork such as bridges etc. only became mandatory in any part of the EU when the standard EN 1090 structural steelwork reached the end of its transition period at the beginning of July 2014.

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ISO 9000 is not a substitute for Factory Production Control (FPC) approval under the Construction Products Regulation (CPR), but in our view, the CPR does not apply to support structures which are solely there to support machinery and which are supplied as part of the machine. If the CPR does not apply then there are no formal requirements for quality system approval or welding qualification.

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If the sole purpose of the bracket is to support a decorative feature then it is not ‘structural' and hence will be outside the scope of EN 1090. In the absence of any other applicable harmonised standard, if it is outside the scope of EN 1090 then it is also outside the scope of the Construction Products Regulation (CPR) and no CE marking is required.

Product with a structural function are defined as follows:

"Structural construction products are part of a loadbearing construction which is an organized assembly of connected parts designed to provide mechanical resistance and stability to the works.

A way of identifying a structural construction product is to ask the question: "If the product is removed does its removal affect the strength and stability of the structure or a part of the structure?". If the answer to this question is yes then the product is a structural construction product."

The text quoted above comes from a CEN document CEN/TC 135 – N 738 Internal TC135 Enquiry on CEN TR to clarify the scope of EN 1090-1.

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Table of Standards Harmonised to the 2006/42/EC Machinery Directive

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