From 1st July 2014, the CE Marking of structural steelwork to BS EN 1090 became a legal requirement. After this date, any fabricated structural component delivered to site without a CE mark, including masonry supports and windposts, is in breach of the EU Construction Products Regulation.
Ancon is proud to have offered the industry a fully CE-compliant range since July 2013 - a full year ahead of the industry deadline demonstrating an established understanding of Eurocode design methodology and a long-term commitment to robust manufacturing controls.
Non-compliant goods pose a significant risk to the industry. Enforcement agencies, such as Trading Standards, have the power to confiscate goods, which could lead to costly site disruptions and delays. More importantly, product liability and building insurance may be null and void.
Stuart Maxwell, Ancon Managing Director, says,
The process of gaining CE Marking on structural steel components is designed to ensure consistent quality standards and to reduce risk, with particular attention to weld performance, so it is important that the industry recognises what assurances the Mark gives and demands the CE Mark,
Achieving all the requirements for fabricated components is a complex process, requiring strict working standards and controls, as well as Eurocode-compliant designs.