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CE Construction Products

The Construction Products Regulation (CPR) lays down harmonised rules for the marketing of construction products in the EU. The Regulation provides a common technical language to assess the performance of construction products. It ensures that reliable information is available to professionals, public authorities, and consumers, so they can compare the performance of products from different manufacturers in different countries.


Benefits of CPR for stakeholders

  • free circulation of construction products in the EU’s Single Market - products have to be tested only once according to a harmonised European standard or European Assessment Document

  • national authorities can set performance requirements using the harmonised European standard or European Assessment Document

  • users of construction products can better define their performance demands

  • market surveillance can rely on one common information structure.


Benefits of the technical tools of the CPR

  • the Declaration of Performance delivers information on the performance of a product

  • the Assessment and Verification of Constancy of Performance is a system defining how products are assessed and how the constancy of the assessment results is controlled

  • clearer roles for Notified Bodies and Technical Assessment Bodies


CE marking step-by-step

Manufacturers who plan to CE-mark their products or who are looking for a 'to-do list' can consult the CE marking step-by-step. The guide is available in all EU languages. The guide also explains what to do if the product changes (its processes, raw materials, testing, etc.): this makes it necessary to revise the documents required. Remember that the rules of CE marking have changed since 1 July 2013 and you may need to update the CE marking of your products - complete with hyperlinks to appropriate references, this brochure could prove useful to you.

The full text of the Construction Products Regulation can be viewed on the European Commission’s website.

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