Synseal has published an indispensable guide to CE Marking that has been designed to help steer fabricators and installers through this new piece of European legislative uncertainty.
‘CE Marking – are you ready’ follows a series of extremely successful and well-attended customer workshops where Synseal’s fabricator partners were walked through the unfamiliar process by a team of experts to prepare them for the July 1 deadline. In fact, the first series of CE Marking seminar events that commenced back in July 2012 were so popular, they had to be repeated in January-March 2013.
From July 2013 almost all windows and doors sold within the European Union must show the CE Mark. This mark is a declaration by the manufacturer that the product meets the legal requirements of the marketplace.
By CE Marking their products, companies are demonstrating that their products can legally be offered for sale. Depending on the type of product CE Marking may be simple or complex, and may need to be independently tested.
“With CE Marking, the usual distinctions between manufacturers and non-manufacturers have become blurred,” explained Steve Brown, Synseal’s Head of Customer Services. “For example, if you are an installer who buys his frames and units from separate companies, then you will have to go through the CE Marking process in order to comply with the law.
“Our guide has been carefully designed to explain exactly what you must do to comply with the law.”
Synseal has partnered with independent certification company Build Check, who presented the recent seminars and contributed the valuable expert information contained in Synseal’s newly-published guide to CE Marking. Synseal has also provided appropriate technical information to Build Check so that Synseal customers can use its market leading Fenestration Oracle U-value calculator to ensure regulatory compliance with minimum of fuss.
“Of course, we also provide fully-manufactured and glazed specialist products for niche market applications, such as our Evolve VS, Evolve Patio, and Evolve Bi-Fold,” Steve said. “Our customers can be rest assured that our Evolve range products will all be CE Marked and ready for the July deadline.”