Stainless steel fixings specialist, ANCON, has completed the CE Marking requirements for its full range of brick support systems, windposts, cavity wall ties, bed joint reinforcement, lintels and tension bar systems, confirming legal compliance with the new EU Construction Products Regulation.
Ancon has published a new 12-page guide explaining this new regulation and identifying which products it affects. It includes a useful Q&A section to help stockists, engineers and contractors understand their obligations and how Ancon can help.
The guide, together with the companys Declaration of Performance portfolio and factory production control certification, is available from www.ancon.co.uk/CE.
Hard copies can be obtained by contacting Ancon on [email protected] or by telephoning 0114 275 5224.
A CE mark is now standard on Ancon masonry support systems, windposts and other fabricated structural steel components manufactured to BS EN 1090-1 and designed to EN 1993 Eurocode 3. The mark also appears on standard wall ties, lintels and bed joint reinforcement manufactured to BS EN 845.
CE marking is now a legal requirement. All construction products manufactured after 1st July 2013 and covered either by a harmonised European standard or a European Technical Approval must carry the CE mark, or cannot legally be sold in the UK or the wider EEA (European Economic Area).
The CE marking of Ancons extensive product portfolio is the culmination of a major programme of independent product testing and manufacturing audits. This follows similar investment in Ancons European business operations, where CE marking has been compulsory for some years.
Ancon Managing Director, Stuart Maxwell said, CE marking has been mandatory in many of our key European markets under the Construction Products Directive for some years, so we are fully conversant with this legislation.
When it was announced that CE marking would become applicable to the UK and Ireland through the Construction Products Regulation, we already had a significant volume of independent test data and were operating robust design and manufacturing procedures which all simplified the transition process. Filling in any administrative gaps and arranging for external audits of our systems, in order to gain full compliance with the new regulation locally, has been a relatively painless business.