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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:

  • Mechanical resistence and stability
  • Safety in the event of fire
  • Hygiene, health and environment throughout the life cycle and employee safety
  • Safety and accessibility of use
  • Noise protection.
  • Energy saving and heat insulation Energy efficiency of the construction work during the building and dismantling.
  • Sustainable use of natural resources.

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+

  • Initial inspection of the factory and of the manufacturer's production control, where the fulfilment of the specific requirements for production is verified (tests conducted by the manufacturer, production equipment and tests, etc).
  • Initial sampling of the product that is the subject of the certification.
  • Initial tests in an accredited laboratory conducted on the selected products.
  • Follow-up inspection of the factory and of the manufacturer's production control, where the fulfilment of the specific requirements for production is verified (tests conducted by the manufacturer, production equipment and tests, etc).
  • Follow-up sampling of the product that is the subject of the certification.
  • Follow-up tests in an accredited laboratory conducted on the selected products.

Products with system 1

  • Initial inspection of the factory and of the manufacturer's production control, where the fulfilment of the specific requirements for production is verified (tests conducted by the manufacturer, production equipment and tests, etc).
  • Initial sampling of the product that is the subject of the certification.
  • Initial tests in an accredited laboratory conducted on the selected products.
  • Follow-up inspection of the factory and of the manufacturer's production control, where the fulfilment of the specific requirements for production is verified (tests conducted by the manufacturer, production equipment and tests, etc).

Products with system 2+

  • Initial inspection of the factory and of the manufacturer's production control, where the fulfilment of the specific requirements for production is verified (tests conducted by the manufacturer, production equipment and tests, etc).
  • Follow-up inspection of the factory and of the manufacturer's production control, where the fulfilment of the specific requirements for production is verified (tests conducted by the manufacturer, production equipment and tests, etc).

Related sectors

It affects the manufacturers of:

  • Lighting columns
  • Systems of fire detection, alarm, protection, fighting and control. Smoke and heat control systems
  • Building Hardware / Windows / Curtain Walls and Doors
  • Cements / Concrete Admixtures / Structure Repair Systems
  • Vehicle Restraint Systems
  • Road signage and traffic control equipment
  • Timber structures, wood panels
  • Bituminous mixtures
  • Sheets for Waterproofing / Bituminous Plates
  • Chimneys
  • Glass
  • Thermal insulators
  • Supports
  • Plaster products
  • Roofs and ceilings
  • Lime / Pigments
  • Masonry
  • Additives
  • Mortars and aggregates
  • Prefabricated concrete products
  • Steels / Electrodes / Bolts / Aluminium
  • Geosynthetic Barriers / Geotextiles

Possibility of obtaining comprehensive certification with

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.

What clients obtain

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+.

Related logos or marks

CE Mark
CE Mark

Experience with certification

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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