Content with CE Marking

16 December 2020
As the transition period with the EU coming to the end on 31st December 2020, there are changes in CE marking from 1st January 2021. From 1st January 2021 construction products placed on the UK market (except for Northern Ireland which will require CE marked products) will require new UKCA marking. Until the end of December 2021, you can continue to use CE marking (with or without UKCA). Companies like ours, who are approved through UK Body (Lloyd’s Register) will be able to offer products with UKCA mark.
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08 September 2020
Following recent guidance released by UK government about UKCA marking and marking for construction products from from 1st January 2021 Andrews Fasteners Limited has already made steps and preparation to allow our company to offer goods UKCA marked on the GB market from the beginning of 2021. At the same time, we are taking steps to allow us to continue offering CE marked goods for the rest of the EU countries and others, where CE is the requirement.
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02 February 2018
Following certification renewal audit carried out by Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance (LRQA) on 31st January 2018 and 1st February 2018, Andrews Fasteners Limited has been found to comply with the requirements and been recommended for the renewal of its certificates for ISO 9001:2015, National Highway Sector Scheme 3 (NHSS 3) and Construction Product Regulations approvals (EN 15048-1:2007 and EN 14399-1:2015). Our final certificates, once issued will be published on our Certificates and Approvals section.
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28 July 2016
In July 2016 BS EN 15048 Part 1 and Part 2 was updated, and new the version has been released. Due to a large amount of enquiries from our customers asking if Andrews Fasteners will be providing our product to the latest standard, we have issued the following statement below in answer to this question. CE Marking to BS EN 15048-1:2016 Regarding the updated standards for EN 15048 Part 1 and Part 2, 2016 edition, we can confirm that all our products offered will comply with the 2015 versions.
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18 December 2015
Currently, Holding Down Bolts doesn’t fall into Construction Product Regulation (CPR) standards and they cannot be CE (UKCA) Marked. Holding Down Bolts are manufactured per BS 7419 ](/standards/bs-7419-holding-bolts-basic-dimensions) (British Standard). This standard is not a harmonised standard like EN/ISO, which will allow them to be CE (UKCA) marked . More about this can be read in BCSA memorandum No 17-14**](/downloads/news/2014/Holding-Down-Bolts-and-CE-marking.pdf). In the new edition of EN 15048:2016 (after the standard will become harmonised), holding down bolts can be considered for CE (UKCA) marking after initial testing and suitability test following 5.
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18 December 2015
DOP in its the full name means Declaration of Performance. It is a document that the manufacturer of the product should supply forevery CE (UKCA) approved product in line with the requirements of the Construction Products Regulation (CPR) or equivalent in the United Kingdom. The DOP contains information about the manufacturer, the construction product/s to be CE (UKCA) Marked ; the product intended use/s and the declared essential performance characteristics of the product.
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18 December 2015
According to the CEN consultant, CE (UKCA) mark cannot be copied when the product is split into smaller batches by a distributor who is not certified under FPC. They must retain evidence of the CE (UKCA) mark of the original batch together with the Declaration of Performance (DOP) ; they are permitted to copy the DOP and must provide a copy with each sub-batch they supply.
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18 December 2015
According to Construction Products Regulation (CPR) for CE Marking , and equivalent for UKCA Marking , labels with CE (UKCA) logo can be supplied on bags/boxes or with Quality Documents (like Test Certificates or Declaration of Performance ). According to the British Constructional Steelwork Association (BCSA) recommendation on their published and widely used by many customers Model Specification for the Purchase of Structural Bolting Assemblies and Holding Down Bolts CE/UKCA Label shall be supplied on bags/boxes, however, this is not a law requirement.
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18 December 2015
Only products covered by harmonised standards (or equivalent for the United Kingdom) can be CE (UKCA) marked. In EN 15408:2007 version, only products under EN/ISO standard can be subject to CE (UKCA) Marking . DIN standard is a German national standard and unless it is an international/European standard (EN/ISO) and approved by the European Union (or separately by the United Kingdom under UKCA marking) as a part of harmonised standards, it cannot be used for CE (UKCA) marking purposes.
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18 December 2015
Only products covered by harmonised standards (or equivalent for the United Kingdom) can be CE (UKCA) marked . In the construction fasteners industry, products that are covered by the harmonised standard and can be subject to CE (UKCA) marking are to EN 14399-1 (Pre-loaded assemblies) standard and EN 15048-1 (Non-preloaded assemblies) . European Union is publishing in the Official Journal list of standards that are laying down harmonised conditions for the marketing of construction products.
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