FAQs regarding EU Construction Products Regulation

From CPD to CPR:

As of July 1st 2013 construction products put on the market shall refer and be in accordance to the Construction Product Regulation N° 305/2011/UE. That regulation replaces the CPD (Construction Product Directive) over 20 years old.
For rooflights the CE marking is ruled by the following standards:

  • EN 1873 for individual rooflights
  • EN 14963 for continuous rooflights
  • EN 12101-2 for NSHEVs


CPD

 

CPR

The directive and CE marking had to be transposed by each member state in its national legislation.

The regulation is directly applicable in each member state. CE marking is enforced in each member state as soon as an harmonized standard has been published.

Attestation of conformity by the manufacturer

Declaration of Performance (DoP), which is a document supplied by the manufacturer to the customer including all information that the customer needs to choose the product, check its conformity and the use of it.

 

6 essential requirements:
1 Mechanical resistance and stability
2 Safety in case of fire
3 Hygiene, health and the environment
4 Safety and accessibility in use
5 Protection against noise
6 Energy economy and heat retention

 

7 essential requirements:
1 Mechanical resistance and stability
2 Safety in case of fire
3 Hygiene, health and the environment
4 Safety and accessibility in use
5 Protection against noise
6 Energy economy and heat retention
7 sustainable use of natural ressources

The CE  marking of a product was supposed to mention all the performances included in annex ZA of the harmonized standard.

A product can be CE marked minimum with only one specification of annex ZA unless it is mentioned in the standard that more than one are necessary for the product to perform.
The list of essential characteristics shall be in DOP.

Note:
The possibility of only one specification is dangerous and is not accepted by EUROLUX which already decided last year that "All essential values of performance in annex ZA" have to be declared.

The systems for evaluation (initial testing and FPC) of a product were set by the CPD depending of the product type (system 1+ to 4)

CPR indicates that simplified methods to attest the performances could be used by small manufacturers (SME) or for products sold in very small quantities (individually manufactured or custom-made in a non-series process).
CPR also specifies that it does not apply for products concerned by system 1 or 2.

 

The declaration of conformity (DoP) is a document that shall include all the information needed by the client to make its choice, check the conformity of the product and for its use.

The DoP shall contain e.g.
“the intended use or uses for the construction product, in accordance with the applicable harmonised technical specification;
the list of essential characteristics, as determined in the harmonised technical specification for the declared intended use or uses and
the performance of those essential characteristics of the construction product which are related to the intended use or uses taking into consideration the provisions in relation to the intended use or uses where the manufacturer intends the product to be made available on the market”.

The document shall include all information needed to the user of the country in which the product is distributed.

 
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