From 1st July 2013, the Construction Products Regulation (CPR) replaced the Construction Products Directive (CPD)
This now makes CE marking compulsory for many construction products in Europe including a range of timber and timber based products.
The CPR applies to any product placed on the European market, which is produced for permanent incorporation in construction works, including both buildings and civil engineering works, whether they are structural or not, and which is subject to a harmonised technical specification.
CPR’s main objective with CE marking is to ensure that construction products are safe by considering performance levels, ensuring the products are fit for purpose. All in the supply chain: manufacturers, importers and resellers, have a responsibility to provide evidence to demonstrate the product conformity with relevant information and documentation.
In order to comply with CPR documentation, invoices, delivery notes and product labelling need to carry the appropriate information and each product needs to have a Declaration of Performance certificate – or DoP.
We have created a dedicated database making it easier for our customers to comply with CE CPR legislation. For access simply click to register DoP Library Registration
For more background information on the CPR & CE marking, the official source of current information is the EU website.