Construction Products Regulation

From 1st July 2013, the EU Construction Products Regulation (CPR) applies

All construction products covered by a harmonized European product standard are to be identified with a CE marking. This applies to all windows and outside doors (DIN EN 14 351 - 1) as well as curtain walls (EN 13 830). The products must first be submitted to an initial test (initial type test ITT) by a notified body. As a general rule, this is carried out by the system provider who will then provide the manufacturers with the test reports as a basis for drawing up the CE marking ("cascading ITT"). The production of the products continues to be subject to an in-house production control.

A major change for manufacturers is the so-called "Declaration of Performance" which now has to be drawn up instead of the declaration of conformity. While up to now the declaration only stated that the construction product was manufactured according to a product standard, the new declaration of per-formance constitutes the manufacturer's warranty for a specific performance with regard to the "essential features” defined in the product standards for which the manufacturer assumes liability. The declaration of performance must be submitted to the client. This can be done in the respective local language in writing or electronically

Table 1: Essential features (mandated characteristics)

Window

Door

Façade 

Water tightness 
Hazardous substances
Resistance to wind loads
Load-bearing capacity of safety devices
Soundproofing
Coefficient of heat transmission
Radiation properties

  • Overall energy transmittance
  • Light transmittance

Air permeability

Suitability for release 
Water tightness
Hazardous substances
Resistance to wind loads
Impact resistance
Load-bearing capacity of safety devices
Height
Soundproofing
Coefficient of heat transmission
Radiation properties

  • Overall energy transmittance
  • Light transmittance

Air permeability

Fire behaviour 
Fire resistance
Spread of fire
Resistance to driving rain
Resistance to dead load
Resistance to wind load
Impact resistance
Resistance to changes in temperature
Resistance to horizontal loads
Air permeability
Water vapour permeability
Heat transmission
Airborne sound insulation
Durability

The declaration of performance and the CE marking must only state performances for features for which legal requirements exit in the member state in which the product is installed. All others can be marked npd (no performance determined).

As opposed to the CE marking procedure, any infringement of regulation on construction products constitutes an administrative offence and can be punished by a fine of up to 50,000 Euros. In Germany, the market is monitored by the road maintenance authority, which is why it is recommended to carry the declaration of performance and the CE marking when transporting products to the construction site. For in-company transport, however, no documents are required.

Definitions of terms, areas of application and explanations of standards
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You can find the product passes and test certificates required for issuing the CE mark under the header
Product passes

You can find the programs on the U value calculation required for issuing the CE mark under the header
U value calculation

CE markings of components in escape and panic doors

1. Regulations

The product standard EN 14 351 – 1: 2006 + A1:2010 "Windows and doors – Product standard, performance characteristics – Part 1: Windows and external pedestrian doorsets without resistance to fire and/or smoke leakage characteristics" requires the following for the capability for approval:

Emergency exit devices, hinges and panic exit devices that are fitted to outer doors in escape routes must conform to EN 179¹, EN 1125², EN 1935³, prEN 136334  or prEN 136375.

The Construction Product Regulation - Regulation (EU) No 305/2011 of the European Parliament and the Council of 9 March 2011 - requires in addition:

Except in the cases laid down in this Regulation, the placing on the market of a construction product which is covered by a harmonised standard (…) should be accompanied by a declaration of performance in relation to the essential characteristics of the construction product in accordance with the relevant harmonised technical specifications.

This means that emergency exit devices and panic exit devices and hinges in rescue and panic doors must be marked with a CE mark and a declaration of performance must be submitted for this.

For this purpose, the manufacturer has the components tested by a notified body, which issues a certificate of conformity. The certificate is to be kept by the manufacturer and presented to the representatives of the competent authority on demand. If the product is brought onto the market ("sold"), the manufacturer prepares a declaration of performance for the product. A copy of the declaration of performance for each product that is brought onto the market is made available in printed or electronic form. A copy of the declaration of performance is made available in printed form if the customer requests this.

2. Procedure with Hueck hardware

Depending on the manufacturer, the CE marks for the product are on the packaging, on an enclosure or on the product itself.
In anticipation of a so-called delegated legal act (proposal of 07.11.2013) Hueck does not issue written declarations of performance to its customers, nor does it send them as emails, but makes them available here as downloads:

Articles

Manufacturers

Certificate of conformity

Declaration of performance

Emergency exit devices in accordance with DIN EN 179 BKS 0432-CPD-0003 0002-CPR-GU-BKS-FERCO-L
Wilka 0432-CPD-0021 001BauPVo2013-07-14

Multipoint locking systems

Dorma 0432-CPD-0005 SVP 2000: DOP_0058
SVP 6000: DOP_0059
SVP 4000: DOP_0060
SVP 5000: DOP_0061
 KFV 0432-CPD-0090 dop 001

Doors with panic exit devices under DIN EN 1125

BKS 0432-CPD-0002 0001-CPR-GU-BKS-FERCO-L
Wilka 0432-CPD-0020 001BauPVo2013-07-14
 

Multipoint locking systems

KFV 0432-CPD-0091 dop 001

Two-part door hinges

ROTO 1309-CPD-0060 TBfAS-2tlg_001/CPR/2013-05-29
Dr. Hahn 1309-CPD-0088 1309-CPD-0088

Three-part door hinges

ROTO 1309-CPD-0055 TBfAS-3tlg_001/CPR/2013-05-29
Dr. Hahn 1309-CPD-0096 1309-CPD-0096

Barrel hinges

Simonswerke ift 229-07-002 2 850140 0 00000

 

1 EN 179 Building hardware - Emergency exit devices operated by a lever handle or push pad, for use on escape routes - Requirements and test methods

2 EN 1125 Building hardware – Panic exit systems operated by a horizontal bar, for use on escape routes - Requirements and test methods

3 EN 1935 Building hardware - Single-axis hinges - Requirements and test methods

4 prEN 13633 Building hardware - Electrically controlled panic exit systems for use on escape routes - Requirements and test methods (document has been withdrawn!)

5 prEN 13637 Building hardware - Electrically controlled exit systems for use on escape routes - Requirements and test methods

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