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CE marking

CE Marking is a mandatory requirement in the UK for building products to comply with the EU Construction Products Regulation (CPR). Most external windows and doors will need CE Marking and it is the responsibly of installers, fabricators and suppliers to comply.

Compliance is already a legal requirement for manufacturers to market their products in some EC countries. Since July 2013, manufacturers wishing to export to any Member State will be required to meet the regulations and their products bear the CE mark.

To check that you can meet the CE Marking requirements please contact us.

Build Check is a Notified Body (No 1806) and can issue initial type testing reports for windows and doors in accordance with various standards referenced in EN 14351-1.

From our UKAS accredited in-house laboratory, Build Check offers you an independent and professional CE Marking service designed to save you time and money. Build Check engineers have extensive regulatory knowledge and product development expertise and with this can guide you through the testing process with ease.

FAQs
What is a Notified Body?
Notified Bodies are organizations designated by the national governments of the EU member states as being competent to make independent judgments about whether or not a product complies with the essential requirements laid down by each CE marking directive. Build Check is a Notified Body (No 1806) and can issue initial type testing reports for windows and doors in accordance with various standards referenced in EN 14351.Up-to-date contact details for all Notified Bodies, as well as details of their scope of notification, can be found via the European Commission’s NANDO database. What you’re looking for is an organisation that has the correct notified body status and (in the UK) the UKAS accreditation for the specific activity e.g. Initial Type Testing (ITT) for U-value calculations.
Can Initial Type Test (ITT) data from suppliers be used for CE Marking?
Yes, ITT data cascaded from suppliers can be used. However it is the responsibility of the organisation issuing the CE Mark to ensure that the ITT data is accurate, relevant to the product being CE marked and where necessary, has been verified by a Notified Body. Exceptions for Microenterprises: Microenterprises do not have to provide ITT from a Notified Body for U-values as they are able to use “simplified procedures” when CE Marking their windows and doors. Click here for details about microenterprises
What testing is required for CE Marking?
he CE Mark requires the organisation issuing the CE mark to define what the product will be used for and declare relevant performance characteristics known as ‘essential characteristics’. Although there are a wide number of essential characteristics listed, in most cases the performance of only some essential characteristics has to be declared. However these declarations will require supporting Initial Type Tests (ITT).