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Requirements for conformity assessment of Construction Products

The National Regulations, namely, European Union (Construction Products) Regulations 2013 - S.I. No. 225 of 2013, which were signed into law by the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government on 27 June 2013, facilitate the application of the CPR in Ireland providing for inspection of products on the Irish market by Local Authorities.  These Regulations came into operation on 1 July 2013.  The aim of the regulation is to harmonise the safety performance of construction products across the EU and they apply as mandatory to anything placed on the market, whether imported or manufactured in the EU.

 

NSAI is a Notified Body (NB) under the following EU directives and regulations for Construction Products Regulation

The Construction Products Regulations (CPR) came into effect in across the EU on 1st July 2013.  The aim of the regulation is to harmonise the safety performace of construction products across the EU and they apply to anything placed on the market, whether imported or manufactured in the EU.  

The CPR defines seven principles for materials that are to be used in civil engineering:

  1. Mechanical resistance & stability
  2. Safety in case of fire
  3. Hygiene, health & the environment
  4. Safety and accessibility in use
  5. Protection against noise
  6. Energy economy & heat retention
  7. Sustainable use of natural resources

NSAI is a Notified Body (NB) under the following EU directives and regulations for Construction Products Regulation

Market surveillance has been delegated by the Department of Environment, Community & Local Government to the Local Authorities to ensure compliance. In Ireland, under   S.I. 225 of 2013 it is a criminal offence to supply construction products after the 1st of July 2013 unless it conforms to the relevant standard and carries a legitimate CE mark.  Penalties for breaches of the CPR include fines and imprisonment.

If you are interested in certification and would like to receive a no obligation quotation from NSAI please complete the  online quotation form
This quotation can in turn, on your authorisation, initiate the application process.

We review all quotation requests to make sure we have all the information necessary before a quotation is provided.  If you need any assistance in completing this form we will be happy to help. 

Please send your completed form to Julianne.barnwell@nsai.ie