What is CE marking?

CE marking is a manufacturer’s declaration that their product meets the minimum requirements of  a set of standards defined by the European Union, enabling them and their agents to place their product on the EU market.

It is not a certification or mark of quality per se, but it is the only way to demonstrate that a product, or system, complies with the EU Construction Products Regulation (CPR).

CE marking under the Construction Products Directive

The EU Construction Products Regulation was implemented to make the trade and movement of construction products within the European single market quicker and easier.

The aim of the CPR is to confirm the dependability of information relating to the performance of construction products. This is delivered through harmonized European construction product standards and European Technical Assessments (ETA) via uniform assessment methods, using a common technical language.

CE marking requirements for construction

The Construction Products Regulation requires manufacturers of products trading within the EU to draw up a Declaration of Performance (DoP).

As part of that declaration, manufacturers must take responsibility for the assessment of their products and obtaining an ETA. They are also accountable for the conformity of their products to the harmonized standards and declaring that they meet all criteria. The organization then needs to demonstrate that it has fulfilled requirements by providing CE marking.

What products need CE marking under the Construction Products Directive:

  • Boards, including penetration seals
  • Ceiling tiles
  • Decorative wall coverings
  • Door closers and hold-open devices
  • Fire and non-fire external pedestrian doorsets
  • Fire rated roller-shutter doors
  • Floor coverings
  • Glass
  • Hinges, electromechanical locks and mechanical locks
  • Metal web beams
  • Paints
  • Panic and emergency exits, and associated door devices
  • Roof trusses
  • Structural steel
  • Structural timber fastener and products
  • Thermal insulation
  • Wood based panel products

CE marking after Brexit with Warringtonfire

Our CE marking service is now provided by our sister company, Element Materials Technology Rotterdam B.V., on behalf of Warringtonfire. However, the same Warringtonfire certification experts you have always dealt with are still here to help and facilitate your service. Please contact us for more information.