CE Marking of Structural Steelwork to an Execution Class
ANCON is pleased to announce it has completed all CE Marking requirements for its full range of cavity wall ties, brick support systems, windposts, bed joint reinforcement, lintels and tension bar systems, confirming legal compliance with the new EU Construction Products Regulation.
Under this new Regulation, 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).
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. It also appears on standard wall ties, lintels and bed joint reinforcement manufactured to BS EN 845; many of which are stocked by distributors nationwide.
Ancon has published a new 12-page guide available to download from this page explaining the 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 CE marking of Ancon’s extensive product portfolio is the culmination of a major programme of independent product testing and manufacturing audits. This follows similar investment in Ancon’s European business operations, where CE marking was already compulsory.
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.
To download a Declaration of Performance, please visit our Downloads section.
Ancon will be launching its latest fixing innovations at Ecobuild 2018, including extensions to its unique Teplo range of low thermal conductivity wall ties manufactured from basalt fibres.
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