Construction Products Regulation (CPR)

The Construction Products Regulation (CPR) has been adopted by the European Commission and UK Government and replaces the Construction Products Directive (CPD). As a result of the change, CE marking will soon become mandatory in the UK. Manufacturers and importers have until July 2013 to ensure that their construction products meet the CE requirements of the new Regulation.

According to the Regulation, the requirement for CE marking will apply 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."

So any products that fall under this definition that are placed on the market from July 2013 and are covered by a harmonised standard, will have to be accompanied by a Declaration of Performance and will need to display the CE mark.

The move to CPR builds on the success of the CPD, allowing construction products that have been assessed against harmonised standards to be legally placed on the market anywhere in the European Economic Area.  

How does CPR affect you?

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.

The responsibility for ensuring that a product has the correct characteristics for a particular application rests with the building designers, contractors and local building authorities, and manufacturers and importers will be required to provide the necessary testing evidence.

How can BSI help you prepare for CPR?

Kitemark can help you prepare for 2013, when CE marking will become mandatory under the Construction Product Regulations. Kitemark certification exceeds the basic requirements of CE marking and demonstrates the quality and reliability of your products.   Kitemark includes the initial type testing required for CE marking, so we can provide the evidence that you need to comply with the new regulations.   

Find out more about the new construction regulations

We are also able to provide expert advice on the requirements of the CPR and its implications for construction products. To find out how our testing and certification services can help you comply with the CPR please email

As BSI is a Notified Body for the Construction Products Directive, we can help you to prepare for the Construction Products Regulations by CE marking your products now.

As more and more harmonised European standards are published, CE marking is applicable to an ever increasingly number of construction products under the Construction Products Directive (CPD).

Why choose BSI for product certification

As a notified body, we are trusted all over the world to ensure that products and devices meet the a variety of product certification directives and schemes.

  • Experience - BSI is one of the world’s most respected and comprehensive Notified Bodies with unrivalled expertise and experience in helping its customers through these often complex processes.
  • Accessible & ready – our dedicated team is ready and waiting to help you comply with your chosen product certification needs
  • Speed to market – our specialist expertise means that BSI can deliver one of the fastest speed-to-market services available giving you the advantage and head start over your competitors.
  • Access to markets - as a global organisation, BSI can help you gain access to markets and business streams around the world through its network of over 50 global offices and 120 international markets.