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CE Marking

The CE marking of construction products was introduced into the European Union as part of the Construction Products Directive (CPD) in 1988.

The CPD applies to all construction products permanently incorporated in to ‘construction works’. This includes steel products such as steel sections, structural bolts, welding consumables and fabricated steel components that are used in buildings, bridges, highways and other civil engineering structures. This became mandatory within the UK and the ROI on 1 July 2013, with the introduction of additional EU legislation called the Construction Products Regulation (CPR).

The CPR also makes it clear that CE Marking has implications for the supply chain and places legal obligations on the construction supply chain including ‘manufacturers’, ‘importers’ and ‘distributors’ of construction products.

In order for a structural steelwork fabricator to demonstrate their CE marking compliance they must have the following certification:

  • A Factory Production Control Certificate (Independently assessed by a notified body)
  • Welding Certificate (Independently assessed by a notified body)
  • Declaration of Performance

The fabrication capabilities and technical expertise of the fabricator result in the notified body placing limitations on the type of structural steelwork they can produce through the concept of Execution Class (EXC).

Severfield has five manufacturing facilities; two at Bolton and one at Dalton, Sherburn and Ballinamallard, all of which produce CE marked steelwork and have been independently assessed to meet the requirements of EXC 4.

Our clients can be assured that our steelwork is compliant with the latest Europe-wide legislation and is manufactured to a level of quality that is second to none.