Construction Product Certification
Certification and Verification of Construction Materials and Products
Because the success of any construction project depends on the quality of the used materials, the Construction Products Regulation (CPR) allows only those construction products with harmonized technical specification (hEN or EAD) to be placed on the European market. Modern, high-strength, environmentally friendly and ecologically safe construction materials should be available at all times and CPR regulates further distributional requirements.
In cases in which construction products do not meet the harmonized technical specifications, manufacturers wishing to enter the market are required to submit a technical assessment document issued by a designated Technical Assessment Body (TAB).
TÜV Rheinland is authorized to carry out certifications concerning performance and conformity of construction products and materials as well as function as a designated TAB qualified to issue the European Technical Assessment (ETA) or the National Technical Assessment document in accordance with CPR or national regulations. Either way, TÜV Rheinland helps you to get your construction products to the European markets.
Benefits at a Glance
TÜV Rheinland services for certifying or assessing construction products and materials enable you to:
- Meet the requirements of applicable standards and regulations.
- Expand your market to the European Union.
- Be certain that your materials present no threat to human health or to the environment.
- Gain competitive advantages provided by an independent test seal.
Please contact us at TÜV Rheinland to learn more about our construction product certification services.
Our Approach for Assessment and Certification of Construction Material and Products
- Application form
A standard application form requesting the assessment of a construction product must be submitted to TÜV Rheinland. Manufacturers should attach all relevant technical documents to the application including information about the product and factory production control system.
When requesting a European Technical Assessment, applicants must declare that no request for that particular construction product has been issued to any other Technical Assessment Body.
- Examination of documentation
TÜV Rheinland experts determine the extent to which the documentation for your construction materials and products already meets the necessary requirements. Once documentation is complete, applicants receive an offer to provide services.
After an offer has been accepted, TÜV Rheinland coordinates all steps in the certification or assessment process in close consultation with the client.
- Issue of certificate
Upon meeting all criteria, clients are then awarded the certificate, demonstrating construction product performance constancy and factory production control conformity.
TÜV Rheinland will execute all required assessment and verification in an agreed-upon, pre-determined timeframe. Manufacturers are obligated to report all production changes, which may affect the specified product characteristics. In such cases, TÜV Rheinland will assess the changes and determine how to proceed with certification. These principles of reporting production changes also apply for products requiring either a European or national technical assessment document.
Construction Products Regulation
On 1. July 2013, the European Construction Products Regulation (CPR) replaced the existing Construction Products Directive (CPD). Since then, all construction products on the market must comply with CPR and the special emphasis being placed on written declaration of performance and modified CE marking CPR provides distribution requirements for construction products covered by harmonized technical specifications. Requirements for construction products in non-harmonized areas vary from country to country according to national competence. Technical specifications determine the assessment and verification of each construction product depending on its group and its intended use. Groups include 1; 1+; 2+; 3 and 4.
Types of Construction Products Tested
TÜV Rheinland is assessing and certifying construction products of different systematic groups:
- Fire alarm/detection, fixed fire-extinguishers fire and smoke control and explosion suppression products
- Circulation fixtures
- Space heating appliances
- Pipes, tanks and ancillaries not in contact with water intended for human consumption
- Doors, windows, shutters, blinds, gates and related building hardware
- Chimneys, flues and specific products
- Structural timber products
- Wood-based panels
- Cements, building limes and other hydraulic binders, hydraulic road binders
- Structural metallic products and ancillaries
- Aggregates for uses with high safety requirements
- Road construction products, Bitumen
- Products related to concrete, mortar and grout
- Precast normal/lightweight/autoclaved aerated concrete products
Certify your construction materials and products to improve transparency and credibility now!
Documents relevant to our certification and assessment services for construction products can be found here.
- Changes of European Construction Products Regulation (PDF, 25 KB)