Glazing Vision and CE Markings

In July 2013 the Construction Products Directive (CPD) will be replaced by the Construction Products Regulations (CPR) and the key change is that it will become mandatory to CE mark construction products where it has only been voluntary under the CPD.

However to be able to CE mark a Construction Product there has to be a harmonised European Norm (hEN) against which a CE mark would be applied.Where there is no hEN there is no requirement to CE mark.

This is the current situation for all Glazing Vision products except the X-Vent which is CE marked against BS EN 12101 Part 2 and our electronics which are CE marked under the EMC and low voltage directives, not the CPD.

The closest standards applicable are BS EN 14351 for windows and doors including roof windows for inclined roofs.

A roof window is a (Velux style) rooflight that fits within the plane of the roof with some sort of flashing fitting directly into the roof tiles or slates. All Glazing Vision products are designed as out of plane rooflights to sit on a builders kerb/upstand and are predominantly for flat roof applications.

Therefore the scope of this standard does not cover the Glazing Vision product range. We have noted other manufacturers apply a CE mark to similar products against this standard but this is not correct. BS EN 1873 and BS EN 14963 are standards for rooflights but the scope of these is limited to plastic glazing materials and so excludes glass therefore these are equally unsuitable for CE marking the GlazingVision product range.

600450 Glazing Vision and CE Markings
Date: 23 August 2013

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