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Note: this guidance represents the law, as we understand it, after the post-Brexit transition period, which ends on 31 December 2020; it may be subject to change before that time.
This guidance is for England, Scotland and Wales
It is mandatory for manufacturers to draw up a declaration of performance and apply UKCA marking to any of their construction products that are covered by a designated UK standard, or conform to a UK Technical Assessment (UKTA) that has been issued for them, when such a product is placed on the UK market.
The Construction Products Regulations 2013, which implement EU Regulation (EU) No 305/2011 laying down harmonised conditions for the marketing of construction products, cover four main elements:
- system of harmonised technical specifications
- agreed system of conformity assessment for each product family
- framework of notified bodies
- UKCA marking of products
Definition of a construction product
In EU Regulation (EU) No 305/2011, a construction product is defined as "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".
Construction products include products such as doors, windows, shutters and gates, membranes, thermal insulation products, chimneys and flues, sanitary appliances, fire alarms, flooring, fire retardant products, space heating appliances, power cables, glass, and fixings.Back to top
The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government has produced guidance on the Regulation, which can be found on the GOV.UK website.Back to top
EU Regulation (EU) No 305/2011 laying down harmonised conditions for the marketing of construction products
Last reviewed / updated: October 2020