Compliance with the standardised conditions for the commercialisation of building products in accordance with Regulation 305/2011
The application of EU Regulation 305 of the European Parliament and Council, which establishes harmonised conditions for the commercialisation of building products, requires that all building products to be sold in the European Union within the scope of application of the Regulation shall require the CE mark of approval.
The aim of the Regulations is to define the conditions for commercialising building products by establishing standardised rules about how to express the features of these products in relation with their essential features, and at the same time provides instructions on how attach the CE mark onto the products.
The presence of the CE mark on the label, packing or delivery notes of the building products means that the manufacturer has declared a series of provisions for its product, which are conveyed to the market by means of a document referred to as the statement of features, and that it is their responsibility to carry out the tasks established by the Regulation and the standardised regulation for the product.
The essential features of the building products that must appear in the statement of features will be established in standardised technical specifications and these will enable the buildings or civil engineering projects in which these products are to be used to comply with the basic requirements established in the Regulation, which are:
The tasks that establish the Regulations for a manufacturer to attach the CE mark to their products depend on the incidence this may have on compliance with the basic requirements of a building or civil engineering project. For a large part of the products included in the scope of the Regulation, this statement of features is expected to be based on the activities carried out by a Notified Body.
AENOR, as a Notified Body for the Building Product Regulation, is a necessary tool for companies to be able to declare their features in line with the applicable standardised regulations and can therefore place the CE mark on their products.
In order to assess and verify proof of features, the Regulation includes a series of tasks depending on the conformity assessment system chosen by the European Commission for each product.
Products with system 1+
Products with system 1
Products with system 2+
It affects the manufacturers of:
According to the evaluation system and verification of proof of features attributed to the product, it is necessary to carry out visits to assess factory production checks, which are compatible with the evaluation visits for the quality management system UNE-EN-ISO 9001:2008 necessary for both the AENOR certification of management systems and of product. Likewise, when tests are necessary, these activities are also complementary to the activities required for the N Mark product certification.
EC Conformity Certification, which is a factory production control certificate for products with a 2+ conformity evaluation system and a certificate of continuity for benefits included in systems 1 and 1+.
The building services of the Technical Certification Department currently hold 2,366 valid certificates for building products.
AENOR's certification as a Notified Body to the European Commission is recognised in all Member States.
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