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CE Mark Marked Products

What is CE Mark Marking?

The Construction Products Regulation (CPR) breaks down technical barriers to trade of construction products within the EU so that similar products can be compared to each other and freely traded.  It replaces the CPD which has been in place for many years but it has been only voluntary to CE Mark Mark in the UK under this directive.

The CPR came into force on 01st July 2013.  From this date wood and wood products destined for the construction market and covered by a Harmonised European Standard (hEN) or European Technical Approval (ETA) are required to declare their performance characteristics via CE Mark Marking in order to be placed on the UK and EU construction products markets. 

To reflect the new CPR, Section 7 of the UK Building Regulations is also being amended to adopt CE Mark Marking as the primary route to show fitness for purpose in the UK.  CE Mark Marking is now built into the Building Regulations as the preferred choice to meet Regulation 7 which stipulates that building work shall be carried out with adequate and proper materials (see Below).

CE Mark marking – Construction Products Regulation letter

Which construction products need to be CE Mark Marked in the UK?

In terms of product range, the Construction Products Regulation only applies to specific product groups intended for construction for which a current European HARMONISED standard (hEN) exists – see table below which was published by the Timber trade Federation.

 

Product Group CE Marking available No Ce Marking Arbor Forest Products CE marked and DOP available
EN 14081-1
Strength Graded Timber (Untreated or Treated)
Tick   Tick
Imported product
Please see Downloads
EN 14342:2005
Wood Floorings
Tick   Tick
AFP Manufactured product
Please see Downloads
EN 14915:2006
Solid Wood Claddings / Panelling
Tick   Tick
AFP Manufactured product
Please see Downloads
Ungraded Sawn or
PAR Timber
  Tick Cross
Mouldings, Skirtings, Architraves etc   Tick Cross
Any Panels specifically for furniture,   Tick  
Tile Battens
  Tick Cross
Decking   Tick Cross