Spectus helps fabricators stay ahead of the CE Marking game

Published: 6th January 2013

Spectus helps fabricators stay ahead of the CE Marking game

With the introduction of mandatory CE marking set to commence next year Spectus, the UK’s largest manufacturer of high quality PVC-U products, has launched a comprehensive guide to help fabricators comply with these new regulations.

Under the Construction Products Regulation (CPR), from 1st July 2013 it will become a legal requirement for UK manufacturers of construction products to apply CE marking to any of their products, which are covered by a hEN. (harmonised European Norms).

In a bid to make its fabricator’s lives easier, Spectus has developed a comprehensive guide explaining essential information about the CE marking process. It explains what the new regulation means, and describes in step-by-step detail the progression from defining products through to declaration of performance and the application of CE marking.

Since 1993, the CE marking has been a key indicator of a product’s compliance with EU legislation and enables the free movement of products within the European market. By affixing the CE marking on a product, a manufacturer is declaring, at their sole responsibility, conformity with all of the legal requirements to achieve CE marking and therefore ensuring validity for that product to be sold throughout the European Economic Area.

Martin Althorpe, Technical Director at Spectus said: “This regulation will have a huge impact and will affect all manufacturers of products throughout the construction industry. Installers will also need to be aware that if they buy frames and glazing units separately they will be responsible for CE marking the complete window.

“We have implemented this guide so that fabricators will be able to digest easily what it is they need to do to be compliant with this new regulation under the CPR, and to get ahead of the game before July next year. However, this is only a small part of a bigger support package we will be offering to our customers, which will also include technical site visits.

“As an aside, it is also essential for any company wishing to be part of the Green Deal to be able to provide a CE marked product, so this guide will prove essential reading.”

To find out more or to request a hard copy of the ‘Essential Guide to CE Marking’, contact Spectus on 01625 420400, e-mail marketing@spectus.co.uk or download a copy from the website by visiting www.spectussystems.co.uk

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