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CE marking Construction Products (CPR 305/2011/EU)

Construction Products Regulation 305/2011/EU

European Construction Products Regulation 305/2011 is related to construction products and construction kits which are produced for incorporation in a permanent manner in construction works, including both buildings and civil engineering works. Annex I of the Construction Products Regulation 305/2011/EU mentions basic requirements for construction works:

  • mechanical resistance and stability;
  • safety in case of fire;
  • hygiene, health and the environment;
  • safety and accessibility in use;
  • protection against noise;
  • energy economy and heat retention;
  • sustainable use of natural resources.

These fundamental requirements have been further elaborated in harmonized technical specifications (European harmonized standards). Depending on the application, construction products must meet relevant requirements (performance) to be used in a building. The requirements are expressed in level, class or descriptive manner. The performance of the essential characteristics of construction products must be stated on a Declaration of Performance.

CE marking and Declaration of Performance

CE marking construction productsThe CE marking and the Declaration of Performance is only required for construction products that fall under the European harmonized standards or construction products for which the manufacturer drawn up the European Technical Assessment by the Technical Assessment Body.

Examples of construction products required the CE marking are windows and doors, (construction) wood, plate material, steel constructions, frames and glass.


How can Certification Company help you?

Certification Company performs complete CE marking construction products based on the Construction Products Regulation 305/2011. In addition to complete CE certification, you can also contact us for the following services:

  • Determining whether the construction product must bear the CE marking;
  • Performing sample tests;
  • Performing Factory Production Control (assessment and verification of constancy of perfomance)  ;
  • Compiling and estimating the Technical Files;
  • Compiling and veryfing User Instructions Manual and Safety information;
  • Veryfing and drafting the Declaration of Performance; 
  • Instructing in affixing of CE marking on construction products;
  • Implementing the European Technical Assessment.

Six steps for CE marking construction products

There are different obligations for each type of economic operators (manufacturer, importer, distributer). The Construction Products Regulation mentions the difference. Six-steps plan mentioned below is related to manufacturer and its obligations.

  1. Product classification: define wheteher the product falls under the scope of the Construction Products Regulation and related European harmonized standards.
  2. Economic operator classification: define the role of the economic operator based on the Construction Produscts Regulation.
  3. Conformity procedure: can be divided into the following parts:
    • Carry out sample testing of construction products;
    • Ensure that series production maintains the declared performance;
    • Provide the means of product identification and complete information about the manufacturer;
    • Provide the instructions (the User Manual) and safety information;
    • Develop the procedure for corrective measures.
  1. Technical Files: draw up the Technical Files (incl. the User Manual) based on that the product conformity can be assessed.
  2. Declaration of Performance: draw up the Declaration of Performance indicating the relevant performance of construction products.
  3. CE marking: as soon as the product complies with the Construction Products Regulation 305/2011 and related harmonized standards, the CE marking can be affixed.

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