What is the Construction Products Regulation (CPR)?
The Construction Products Regulation (CPR) applies to you if you manufacture, import and / or and distribute construction products within the European Economic Area.
What does the regulation cover?
The Construction Products Regulation (CPR) has a very broad scope and applies to all types of products from welding consumables to building materials to road construction products. If a ‘harmonised technical specification’ has been published for the product concerned, you must comply with this specification.
All products covered by the regulation must meet the relevant essential performance characteristics which are related to the ‘Basic requirements for construction works’ as defined within Annex I of the CPR. These requirements fall into the following categories:
- mechanical resistance and stability
- safety in the case of fire
- hygiene, health and the environment
- safety and accessibility in use
- protection against noise
- energy economy and heat retention
- sustainable use of natural resources.
Lloyd's Register Verification has been appointed as a notified body under the CPR and we are involved in assessing manufacturing locations across the world.
We have the capability to assess the conformity of many products. We use the CPRs Assessment and Verification of Constancy of Performance (AVCP) systems1, 1+ and 2+ which are based on quality management system assessment and system 3 which is based on product testing.