Isomass Technical Resources
From 1 July 2013, the CE Marking of construction products covered by harmonised European Standards (hEN) is legally required.
The EU Construction Products Regulation (No. 305/2011) (CPR) currently specifies the harmonised conditions for the sale and supply of construction products which is incorporated into UK law. The CPR replaces the existing voluntary Construction Products Directive (CPD) which was previously for products sold in the UK.
The CPR harmonises the methods of testing and assessment of products through the harmonised European Standards and creates a technical basis for manufacturers to test their products, and express the information.
Using these standards, the manufacturer is then in a position to make a declaration of performance (DoP) of a product, as defined in the CPR. The DoP gives the manufacturer the opportunity to deliver the information about the essential characteristics of a product they want to offer to the market.
On the basis of the information contained in the DoP, the user can decide to buy, amongst all the products available on the market, the one which is fit for the use he intends to give to such product and he assumes the full responsibility of such decision.
For more information please visit https://www.gov.uk/guidance/ce-marking