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CE Compliant

Posted in News | Advice | CE Compliance | FSDUK, | Published: 04 April 2013

From the 1st of July 2013 it becomes mandatory that all construction products including Folding Sliding Doors MUST display the CE Mark. Products not CE Marked after this date cannot legally be placed on the market!

Mandating CE Marking enforces the disclosure of performance between different manufacturers and suppliers allowing for clear comparisons of performance and enabling customers to make an informed choice!

CE Marking demonstrates a product has been tested against a harmonised standard and the performance information is reliable and has been registered by a notified body.

The Folding Sliding Door Company has produced a Declaration Of Performance and is fully CE compliant!

 

CE Compliance

Posted in Advice | CE Compliance, | Published: 27 March 2013

What is changing?

CE Marking will become mandatory in the UK from 1st July 2013 as set out in the Construction Products Regulation 2011. Therefore any window or external door product that is NOT CE Marked after this date cannot legally be placed on the market.

Why has it changed? What is it for?

For some time all electrical and medical devices have needed a CE Mark to demonstrate safety and performance. This is simply being extended to construction products including Windows, Doors and Conservatories etc

So What? What does this mean to me? What if I buy a product that is Not CE Marked after 1st July 2013? What is it for?

CE Marking enforces the disclosure of performance between different manufacturers allowing you to make an informed choice and clear comparison between products. Would you want a heart valve or buy a TV that didn’t have a Declaration of Performance?

  • It will be illegal to supply non-CE marked Products After 1st July 2013

It is unclear how the system will be policed at the moment but some potential outcomes

  • Non CE Marked products will not meet Building Regulations hence Buildings Inspector will not sign off a project
  • Products may not meet criteria for Insurance Backed Schemes such as FENSA
  • Insurance Companies may void claims upon discovery of the installations of Non CE Marked products
  • You may be putting your own safety at risk!

 

This is the law from 1st July 2013 - If its not CE Marked DO NOT buy it..!!

Posted in News | Advice | CE Compliance | FSDUK, | Published: 21 March 2013

Q. What is changing?

A. CE Marking will become mandatory in the UK from 1st July 2013 as set out in the Construction Products Regulation 2011. Therefore any window or external door product (without resistance to fire and/or smoke leakage characteristics) ''NOT '' CE Marked after this date cannot legally be placed on the market.

Q. Who is responsible for CE Marking?

A. Everyone in the supply chain has a responsibility to cascade the correct data, but the organisation who places the complete product on the market is responsible for affixing the CE Mark and accompanying information. In conclusion this is the organisation that brings the frame and glass together. This organisation is described as the ‘manufacturer’.

Q. I am an installer who purchases unglazed windows.

A. If you are an installer who purchases unglazed frames and glazed units separately, you are classed as the manufacturer and have responsibility for affixing the CE Mark and accompanying information.

Q. I am an installer who purchases glazed windows.

A. If you are an installer who purchases glazed frames, whilst you are not absolved of all responsibility you will not be required to affix the CE Mark and accompanying information. However you will have a responsibility to ensure that the CE Mark and information is available so that you can cascade it to the purchaser.

Q. What should I do next?

A. CE Marking becomes a regularity requirement across the EU from 1st July 2013 as a result of the Construction Products Regulation.. If your product is not CE Marked on or after this date,

"It cannot legally be sold"

 

    
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