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Construction Products Regulation (CPR)

Construction Products Regulation (CPR)

The Construction Products Regulation (CPR) lays down harmonised rules for the marketing of construction products in the EU. The Regulation provides a common technical language to assess the performance of construction products. It ensures that reliable information is available to professionals, public authorities, and consumers, so they can compare the performance of products from different manufacturers in different countries.

Benefits of CPR for stakeholders

  • free circulation of construction products in the EU’s single market - products have to be tested only once according to a harmonised European standard or European Assessment Document
  • national authorities can set performance requirements using the harmonised European standard or European Assessment Document
  • users of construction products can better define their performance demands
  • market surveillance can rely on one common information structure.

Benefits of the technical tools of the CPR

  1. the Declaration of Performance delivers information on the performance of a product
  2. the Assessment and Verification of Constancy of Performance is a system defining how products are assessed and how the constancy of the assessment results is controlled
  3. clearer roles for Notified Bodies and Technical Assessment Bodies

CE marking step-by-step

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. 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.

National product contact points

Under the CPR, EU countries have to inform on their rules and regulations for construction products through national contact points (131 KB).

CPR FAQ

Manufacturers, market surveillance authorities and other interested parties can consult the CPR FAQ.

Implementing and delegated acts under CPR

  • Commission Delegated Decision (EU) 2019/1764 of 14 March 2019 supplementing Regulation (EU) No 305/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to the applicable systems to assess and verify constancy of performance of balustrade kits and railing kits intended to be used in construction works solely to prevent falls and not submitted to vertical loads from the structure
  • Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2019/1342 of 14 March 2019 supplementing Regulation (EU) No 305/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council by establishing classes of performance in relation to air permeability for rooflights of plastics and glass and roof hatches
  • Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2019/1188 of 14 March 2019 supplementing Regulation (EU) No 305/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council by establishing classes of performance in relation to resistance to wind load for external blinds and awnings
  • Commission Delegated Decision (EU) 2018/779 of 19 February 2018 on the applicable systems to assess and verify constancy of performance of metal-faced sandwich panels for structural use pursuant to Regulation (EU) No 305/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council
  • Commission Delegated Decision (EU) 2018/771 of 25 January 2018 on the applicable system to assess and verify constancy of performance of anchor devices used for construction works and intended to prevent persons from falling from a height or to arrest falls from a height pursuant to Regulation (EU) No 305/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council
  • Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2017/2293 of 3 August 2017 on the conditions for classification, without testing, of cross laminated timber products covered by the harmonised standard EN 16351 and laminated veneer lumber products covered by the harmonised standard EN 14374 with regard to their reaction to fire
  • Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2017/1475 of 26 January 2017 on the classification of frost resistance performance for clay tiles under EN 1304 pursuant to Regulation (EU) No 305/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council
  • Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2017/1227 of 20 March 2017 on the conditions for classification, without testing, of glued laminated timber products covered by the harmonised standard EN 14080 and structural finger jointed solid timber products covered by the harmonised standard EN 15497 with regard to their reaction to fire
  • Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2017/1228 of 20 March 2017 on the conditions for classification, without testing, of external renders and internal plasters based on organic binders covered by the harmonised standard EN 15824 and rendering and plastering mortars covered by the harmonised standard EN 998-1 with regard to their reaction to fire
  • Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2017/959 of 24 February 2017 on the classification of horizontal settlement and short-term water absorption performance for in situ formed loose fill cellulose (LFCI) thermal insulation products under EN 15101-1
  • Commission Delegated Decision (EU) 2015/1936 of 8 July 2015 on the applicable systems to assess and verify constancy of performance of ventilation ducts and pipes for air ventilation
  • Commission Delegated Decision (EU) 2015/1958 of 1 July 2015 on the applicable systems to assess and verify constancy of performance of geosynthetics and related products
  • Commission Delegated Decision (EU) 2015/1959 of 1 July 2015 on the applicable systems to assess and verify constancy of performance of wastewater engineering products
  • Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2016/364 of 1 July 2015 on the classification of the reaction to fire performance of construction products
  • Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No 1292/2014 of 17 July 2014 on the conditions for classification, without testing, of certain uncoated wood floorings under EN 14342 with regard to their reaction to fire
  • Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No 1293/2014 of 17 July 2014 on the conditions for classification, without testing, of metal lath and beads for internal plastering covered by the harmonised standard EN 13658-1, metal lath and beads for external rendering covered by the harmonised standard EN 13658-2 and metal beads and feature profiles covered by the harmonised standard EN 14353, with regard to their reaction to fire
  • Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No 1291/2014 of 16 July 2014 on the conditions for classification, without testing, of wood-based panels under EN 13986 and solid wood panelling and cladding under EN 14915 with regard to their fire protection ability, when used for wall and ceiling covering
  • Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No 574/2014 amending Annex III to the CPR and FAQs on Annex III (declaration of performance) (207 KB)
  • Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No 568/2014 amending Annex V to the CPR and FAQs on Annex V (assessment and verification of constancy of performance) (258 KB)
  • Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No 157/2014 on e-supply of Declaration of Performance and FAQs on website-supply of DoPs (44 KB)
  • Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1062/2013 on European Technical Assessment format

Reports under CPR