Harmonised European standards provide a technical basis to assess the performance of construction products. They enable manufacturers to draw up the Declaration of Performance as defined in the Construction Products Regulation, and affix the CE marking.
Harmonised European standards create a common technical language used by all actors in the construction sector to:
Supporting testing standards relevant to construction products cover:
Harmonised European standards on construction products are developed by technical experts from the European Standardisation Organisations (CEN/CENELEC). The Technical Committees of CEN and CENELEC are working on completing the necessary set of harmonised European standards and test standards, and further improving existing ones.
These actions remove barriers to trade and thus help improve the competitiveness of the construction sector.