CE marking was introduced to the
construction industry via the
Construction Products Directive
CE marking is designed to produce a
consistent method of declaration of a
product’s properties and
performance, through a harmonised
approach to manufacture, testing and
assessment, using harmonised
CE Marking – what is it?
CPR = Law
From 1st July 2014 it is mandatory for
all construction products sold in the EU
and covered by a Harmonised
European Standard (hEN) to hold a CE
This is EU law for all member states.
A harmonised European Standard
is a standard that contains the
criteria for CE marking a product.
Examples of hENs are:
- Damp Proof Courses
- Damp Proof Membranes
- Tanking Membranes
- Vapour Control Layers
What does a manufacturer have
to do to obtain a CE Mark?
In order to comply with CE marking
requirements by law a manufacturer must be
able to provide the following:
- Declaration of Performance (DoP)
- Product conformity test results to hEN
- EC Certificate of Factory Production Control
- CE mark including relevant EN Number
What if no HEN exists?
Certain types of construction product
may not be covered by harmonised
However, CE marking can still be
obtained for these products on a
voluntary basis via a European Technical
3rd party certification exists where the
product adds value to an existing hEN i.e.
BBA certifications for Gas Membranes
Deadline for CE marking - 1st June
Visqueen achieved CE marking across
our structural waterproofing & gas
protection range on 1st May 2013.
You can download our CE mark
documentation from the Visqueen
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