The European Commission provides support tools to help manufacturers identify key legislation, regulations and standards in the construction sector. This webpage introduces the key online tools and studies on construction published in the EU.
Online tools for construction products
The NANDO database
The NANDO database identifies Notified Bodies (NB) and Technical Assessment Bodies (TAB) responsible for construction products. These bodies are assessing products and/or the manufacturing processes for relevant harmonised European standards (HEN). Public authorities in all EU countries notify the Commission of new NBs and TABs. Notifications are evaluated and entered in the database by the Commission.
The CP-DS database
The Dangerous substances database CP-DS offers information on construction product regulations related to dangerous substances. It is designed to help interested parties identify relevant regulations. Public authorities in all EU countries provide input to the database.
The EU-LCI database
The EU-LCI database provides a set of common values at EU level for the Lowest Concentration of Interest (LCI) in indoor air and is regularly updated by a group of experts (207 kB).
Manufacturers who plan to CE-mark their products or who are looking for a 'to-do list' can consult the CE marking step-by-step (1 MB).
The guide is available in all EU languages. The guide also explains what to do if the product changes (its processes, raw materials, testing, etc.): this makes it necessary to revise the documents required.
Remember that the rules of CE marking have changed since 1 July 2013 and you may need to update the CE marking of your products. Complete with hyperlinks to appropriate references, this brochure could prove useful to you.