The 1st July 2013 saw a widening of EU Construction Products Regulation (CPR) to include double glazing and PVCu exterior doors. The CE Mark demonstrates that a particular product meets the legal requirements set out in European technical standards known as harmonised European Norms – or hENs for short.
It is very important to know that the CE Mark is not a hallmark or a guarantee of quality. A product with a CE Mark does not automatically meet building regulations. CE Marking exists to create a consistent set of standards that should be used in manufacturing and performance.
CE Marking defines the product range and performance characteristics particularly taking into account the strength of security devices, the presence of dangerous substance and the thermal performance of double glazed windows and UPVC doors. CE Marking should ensure manufacturers take note of the source of their raw materials and that these have been suitably product-tested. The manufacturing process itself should be properly documented and consistently applied. When these criteria are met, manufacturers such as Trade Windows Services Ltd must produce a self-declaration of performance and can only then add the CE Mark to products and packaging.
Trade Windows Services see the new legislation as a step in the right direction. We would always encourage people looking for new or replacement double glazing, UPVC doors, conservatories, orangeries or other double glazed product to look at the quality and reputation of their supplier and installer. Of course we would say that. Our double glazing is guaranteed.