Construction Products Directive FAQ
- 1. What is the Construction Products Directive?
- Updated in January 2011 by the European Parliament, the Construction
Products Directive dovetails with ISO standards 9001, 14001 and OHSAS 18001 in
requiring that construction works be designed and implemented in a way that
doesn't endanger employees, customers or the public, animals, property or
When building products achieve certification by the governing body, the
European Organization for Technical Approvals (EOTA), a company is awarded
a CE 'kite' mark and is licensed to sell that product throughout the European
Union. In effect, this signals that certain technical standards have been
fulfilled in the production process.
- 2. How much does this cost me?
- A Government grant of up to 50% may be available to assist in
achieving certification. In addition, HPA also offer flexible payment
terms to spread the cost of getting accredited. The result of this is that
achieving EOTA approval is not as expensive as you might think - and we
will support you until successful in your compliance application.
- 3. What are the benefits of registration?
- CE Marking shows your customers, stakeholders and staff
that your organisation is committed to manufacturing construction products
to the highest European Standards, and as such your company is managed and
operates at the top of its game. Due to the framework of CE Marking accreditation
overlapping with other ISO standards, the costs of achieving joint compliance
are also not to be overlooked.
- 4. Do you offer compliance assessment?
- No. We will partner with you throughout the preparation
process for accreditation, then arrange for your organisation to be audited
and certified by a recognised third party accreditation body. This means
the authority of your certificate will be widely accepted by your clients