From 1st July 2013, the Construction Products Regulation (CPR) replaced the Construction Products Directive (CPD) and this new regulation makes CE marking compulsory for many construction products in Europe including timber cladding.
The letters CE are an abbreviation of the French phrase "Conformite Europeen" which literally means European Conformity.
Through CE Marking, a manufacturer declares that there is a process control in place at every stage of the manufacture of the timber cladding to ensure it meets all the legal requirements for the CE marking for timber cladding.
All of the Brookclad Timber Cladding range is produced through our own mill and a Declaration of Performance (DOP) for all the species we offer both treated and untreated are available on request and contain comprehensive information about the performance characteristics of the product.
Brookclad timber cladding is produced by us in accordance with factory production control for the selection, grading, machining and preservative treatment of solid wood cladding to grades A & B as set out in the standard.
In addition to our cladding having CE marking the whole production process also has full ISO 9001 accreditation.
ISO 9001 is the international standard that specifies the requirements for a quality management system (QMS). Brookclad uses this standard to demonstrate its ability to consistently provide products and services that meet customer and regulatory requirements.
The combination of CE marking and ISO 9001 accreditation ensures all cladding products produced comply with the requirements of EN 14915.
As a consequence of BREXIT, CE marking in the UK is due to be phased out and replaced by UKCA (UK Conformity Assessed).
UKCA marking came into effect on 1st January 2021. To allow businesses time to adjust to the new requirements, companies are still able to use CE Marking until 1st January 2023.
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