Under the CPR (Construction Products Regulation) 2013, CE marking of construction products placed in the European and UK markets became mandatory where the product is covered by a harmonised European Standard (hEN).

It was therefore a legal requirement for load-bearing steel and aluminium structures or structural components to be CE marked (now UKCA marked) as per the requirements of EN 1090 (Execution of steel structures and aluminium structures) and this remains the case for products being placed on the market in the EU.

Post-Brexit, the UKCA has introduced new markings, UKCA and UKNI, that will replace CE marking for the UK. Details of this can be found in our UKCA information hub.

BS EN 1090: Everything you need to know to remain compliant

What does it cover?

The standard covers fabricated steel and aluminium components for ‘permanent incorporation into construction works’. It includes components used directly in construction, those sold as kits for construction, and those used in composite steel and concrete products. It applies to both series and non-series products.

The BBA has been designated an Approved Body to carry out the necessary Certification of FPC against BS EN 1090 (UKCA Marking).

As with all UKCA Marking, the BBA has partnered with a variety of EU Notified Body’s to allow for FPC under UKCA and CE Marking Certification to be handled under one audit stream.

How can the BBA help?

As a UKAS accredited Certification Body (No 0113) the BBA can offer certification for Factory Production Control, as required for CE Marking against EN 1090, which is mandatory for manufacturers of load-bearing steel and aluminium structures or structural components who are looking to enter the European market.

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