Production of CE marked construction products

The manufacturer of a construction product manufactures construction products or has them manufactured and makes them available on the market under their own name or trademark.

The manufacturer or the manufacturer’s authorised representative CE- marks the product and takes the responsibility of the product’s compliance with the applicable Union harmonisation legislation.

Manufacturer’s obligations

  • Draw up the declaration of performance and the technical documentation on which the DoP is based, describing all the relevant elements related to the system of assessment and verification of constancy of performance (AVCP).
  • Affix the CE mark.
  • Keep the technical documentation and the declaration of performance for a period of ten years after the construction product has been placed on the market.
  • Ensure that the methods used are capable of retaining the declared performance levels. Changes in the product type and the applicable harmonised technical specifications must be taken into account.
  • Ensure that the construction products bear a type, batch or serial number, or another marking that allows identification of the products. If this is not possible due to the size or nature of the construction product, the required information must be specified on the packaging or in a document supplied with the product.
  • Ensure that instructions and safety information in a language specified by the Member State that the users can easily understand are affixed to the product when the construction product is placed on the market, i.e. when it is placed on the EU market for distribution or use in the course of commercial activity, regardless of whether the product is offered in return for payment or free of charge.
  • Implement any necessary corrective measures required if the manufacturer knows or suspects that the construction product placed on the market does not comply with the declaration of performance or the other applicable requirements of the Construction Products Regulation. Where the product presents a risk, the manufacturer must immediately inform the national authorities of the Member State in which the construction product was made available.
  • Provide the national authority with all the information and documentation necessary to demonstrate the conformity of the construction product with the declaration of performance and other applicable requirements.
  • Ensure that the product, its packaging or the documentation supplied with it indicate the manufacturer’s name and contact details, and the registered trade name or trademark.

Please note: An importer or distributor is considered a manufacturer where they place a product on the market under their name or trademark or modifies a construction product already placed on the market in such a way that the essential characteristics specified in the declaration of performance may be affected. The manufacturer’s obligations apply to the importer or distributor in such cases.

If you are unsure of whether your construction product is included in the scope of application of a harmonised European standard or whether it is eligible for an European Technical Assessment, you should primarily contact a notified body. All notified bodies are listed in the NANDO database.

Aspects to be verified by construction product manufacturers

What is the product and what is its intended use?
Determine the construction product and its intended use(s).

1. Check whether there is a harmonised European standard for the product
If yes, go to point 2. If no, the product is included under the scope of the national Act on the Type Approval of Certain Construction Products (954/2012).

2. Familiarise yourself with the EU Construction Products Regulation

3. Determine the product's essential characteristics
Identify the list of the product’s essential characteristics and the applicable AVCP based on Annex ZA of the harmonised standard.

4. Determine the national requirements
Investigate the national requirements of the Member State in which you plan to sell the product.

5. Contact a notified body
Contact a notified body and perform the duties according to the AVCP.

6. Handle documentation, manuals and safety information
Collect or prepare the necessary technical documentation, instructions and safety information.

7. Draw up the declaration of performance

8. Affix a CE mark compliant with the Construction Products Regulation to the product