The Construction Products Regulation (CPR 305/2011)

What is the Construction Products Regulation?

The Construction Products Regulation (CPR) has been adopted by the European Commission and UK Government and replaces the Construction Products Directive (CPD). It is now mandatory for products which fall under the scope of the regulation to have CE Marking.

EN 1090

BS EN 1090 for structural steel is required for products to be sold in the EU. Anyone who designs and/or manufactures steel components must adhere to the standard. We can provide testing and certification to help you get your products to market.


Who is the Regulation for?

According to the Regulation, the requirement for CE marking applies to:

"any product or kit which is produced and placed on the market for incorporation in a permanent manner in construction works or parts thereof and the performance of which has an effect on the performance of the construction works with respect to the basic requirements for construction works."

To find out whether your product falls within the scope of CPR, your product has to comply with the intended use of the harmonised European Standard published in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU). 

What products do we test?

If you manufacture or import products that are within the scope of the Regulation, you will be required to declare that the product complies with the Regulation and display the CE mark before they can be sold in the UK and Europe. There are currently over 400 Harmonized standards (hEN’s) that are covered by CPR.

Our commitment to service and expertise

As a Notified Body for Construction Products Regulation we have a wealth of expertise in this industry. We have dedicated laboratories including our Centre of Excellence in Hemel Hempstead, where we can thoroughly test your products, and provide you with ongoing support. We can also help you gain certification to other schemes giving you even greater market access

Our testing service means more than producing a report. We’ve been experts in product certification and testing for over 60 years. With us you can be confident of the integrity of the certification and testing services for your products. Plus we provide innovative and efficient testing and certification solutions, saving you time and money.

Our certification managers, client managers, laboratory technicians and business development managers have a thorough understanding of the intricacies of the testing process and can help you every step of the way.