Date: 1 July 2013
Unlike most of its competitors, GLASSOLUTIONS adopted CE marking back in 2007, when the rest of Europe implemented the system, as part of a forward-thinking policy to ensure all its European businesses complied – whether legally obliged to or not.As such, the company already has the required systems in place to ensure its products carry CE marking under the terms of the new Construction Products Regulation (CPR).
The changes mean that for each product sold for which an appropriate European standard exists, such as BS EN 12150 for toughened glass or BS EN 1279 for insulating glass units (IGUs), a Declaration of Performance (DoP), either on the product or on the associated paperwork, must be supplied to the customer. For the convenience for our customers, at GLASSOLUTIONS we have chosen to supply the DoP and support this with a with a website portal.
Marketing director Mike Butterick says: “We have been worked closely with our colleagues at a European level to provide this solution. Our IT system automatically selects the appropriate DoP information when an IGU is ordered and then prints this code on our delivery notes and invoices. In addition, should it ever become necessary to demonstrate compliance, the website portal (www.saint-gobain-glass.com/ce) allows our customers to download the appropriate CE mark information“.
“For any fabricators or installers unsure about what this means for their business, we have created a new document on our website that provides more information“.
It’s important to point out that CE marking does not mean that frames and sealed units must come from a single supplier. As long as the sealed unit performance matches the thermal transmittance values specified for the window system, customers can continue to choose GLASSOLUTIONS in the knowledge that we are a fully CE compliant unit supplier.
To find out more about how GLASSOLUTIONS can help, visit www.glassolutions.co.uk