Importing or manufacturing construction products requires compliance with the EU Construction Products Regulation. The regulation sets out requirements such as safety and performance standards, documentation, and labeling.
In this guide, we provide a list of products that are referenced in Annex IV of the Construction Products Regulation. We also list applicable harmonised standards for each product category.
What is the Construction Product Regulation?
The Construction Products Regulation covers safety and performance requirements for construction products such as windows, sanitary appliances, and more. Importers and manufacturers should ensure compliance with the regulation before placing their construction products in the EU market.
The regulation lays down the requirements for construction products including:
- Harmonised standards
- Declaration of Performance
- Technical documentation
- Labeling requirements
In the following sections, we feature product categories that fall under the scope of the Construction Product Regulation. For each product category, we list product examples and applicable harmonised standards that help importers and manufacturers to demonstrate compliance with the regulation.
The Construction Product Regulation covers general flooring products used in construction, for example, concrete floorings and tile floorings. Importers and manufacturers should refer to relevant standards, which set test methods, material properties, and other requirements.
a. EN 14342 – Wood flooring and parquet – Characteristics, evaluation of conformity and marking
b. EN 12058 – Natural stone products – Slabs for floors and stairs requirements
c. EN 13224 – Precast concrete products – Ribbed floor elements
d. EN 13747 – Precast concrete products – Floor plates for floor systems
e. EN 13813 – Screed material and floor screeds – Screed material properties and requirements
f. EN 14041 – Resilient, textile, and laminate floor coverings – Essential characteristics
g. EN 15037 – Precast concrete products – Beam-and-block floor systems
- Tile floorings
- Concrete floorings
- Laminate floorings
- Vinyl floorings
- Hardwood floorings
Doors and Windows
The Construction Products Regulation covers door and window products that are used in buildings or public areas, for example, sliding doors and casement windows. You can refer to the standards that provide requirements for these products, such as performance characteristics and test methods.
a. EN 14351-1- Windows and doors – Product standard, performance characteristics – Part 1: Windows and external pedestrian door sets
b. EN 16034 – Pedestrian door sets, industrial, commercial, garage, doors, and openable windows – Product standard, performance characteristics – Fire resisting and/or smoke control characteristics
c. EN 1155 – Building hardware – Electrically powered hold-open devices for swing doors – Requirements and test methods
d. EN 1158 – Building hardware – Door coordinator devices -Requirements and test methods
e. EN 13241 – Industrial, commercial, garage doors, and gates – Product standard, performance characteristics
- Hinged doors
- Dutch doors
- Sliding doors
- Casement windows
- Double-hung windows
The Construction Products Regulation covers sanitary appliances used in buildings and civil engineering works, for example, building drains and sinks. Importers and manufacturers of sanitary appliances should refer to applicable standards, which provide product specifications and functional requirements.
a. EN 12764 – Sanitary appliances – Specification for whirlpool baths
b. EN 14296 – Sanitary appliances – Communal washing troughs
c. EN 14688 – Sanitary appliances – Washbasins – Functional requirements and test methods
Building Kits and Prefabricated Elements
Building kits and prefabricated products also fall under the scope of the Construction Products Regulation, which covers products such as prefabricated concrete blocks, building-use ladders, and safety hooks. Below we list some standards that provide test methods, product specifications, and other requirements.
a. EN 12951 – Prefabricated accessories for roofing – Permanently fixed roof ladders – Product specification and test methods
b. EN 516－ Prefabricated accessories for roofing – Installations for roof access – Walkways, treads, and steps
c. EN 517 －Prefabricated accessories for roofing – Roof safety hooks
d. EN 1520 －Prefabricated reinforced components of lightweight aggregate concrete with open structure with structural or non-structural reinforcement
e. EN 1873 －Prefabricated accessories for roofing – Individual roof lights of plastics – Product specification and test methods
f. EN 12602 －Prefabricated reinforced components of autoclaved aerated concrete
g. EN 13915 －Prefabricated gypsum plasterboard panels with a cellular paperboard core – Definitions, requirements, and test methods
- Window walls
- Floor panels
- Roof trusses
- Prefabricated house
Construction adhesives such as polymer adhesives, resin adhesives, and anaerobic adhesives are widely-used during the construction process, and as such are covered by the regulation. Importers and manufacturers should comply with the requirements set out in the relevant standards, including adhesive characteristics and designation.
a. EN 14680 – Adhesives for non-pressure thermoplastic piping systems – Specifications
b. EN 12004 －Adhesives for tiles – Requirements, evaluation of conformity, classification, and designation
c. EN 12860 －Gypsum based adhesives for gypsum blocks -Definitions, requirements, and test methods
d. EN 14496－Gypsum based adhesives for thermal/acoustic insulation composite panels and plasterboards -Definitions, requirements, and test methods
e. EN 14814 －Adhesives for thermoplastic piping systems for fluids under pressure – Specifications
f. EN 15274－General purpose adhesives for structural assembly – Requirements and test methods
g. EN 15275 －Structural adhesives – Characterisation of anaerobic adhesives for co-axial metallic assembly in building and civil engineering structures
- PVC resins
- Foaming polyurethanes
Wood-Based Panels and Elements
The Construction Products Regulation covers wood-based products such as panels or pellets used in construction. Certain harmonised standards can help you to assess wood-based panels’ compliance. For example, EN 13986 sets out specific requirements for wood-based panels.
a. EN 13986 – Wood-based panels for use in construction – Characteristics, evaluation of conformity, and marking
b. EN 13171 – Thermal insulation products for buildings – Factory made wood fiber (WF) products – Specification
c. EN 14785 – Residential space heating appliances fired by wood pellets – Requirements and test methods
d. EN 14915 – Solid wood paneling and cladding – Characteristics, evaluation of conformity, and marking
- Plywood panels
- Oriented strand boards
The Construction Product Regulation covers glass products that are used in construction or civil works, for example, glass pavers and glass blocks. Below we list some harmonised standards that cover the requirements for different glass types.
a. EN 15681-2 – Glass in Building – Basic aluminosilicate glass products – Part 2: Product standard
b. EN 572-9 – Glass in building – Basic soda lime silicate glass products – Part 9: Evaluation of conformity/Product standard
c. EN 1036-2 – Glass in building – Mirrors from silver-coated float glass for internal use – Part 2: Evaluation of conformity; product standard
d. EN 1051-2 – Glass in building – Glass blocks and glass pavers – Part 2: Evaluation of conformity/Product standard
e. EN 1096-4 – Glass in building – Coated glass – Part 4: Product standard
f. EN 1279-5 – Glass in building – Insulating glass units – Part 5: Product standard
g. EN 13024-2 – Glass in building – Thermally toughened borosilicate safety glass – Part 2: Evaluation of conformity/Product standard
- Float glasses
- Laminated glasses
- Wired glasses
- Tinted glasses
- Toughened glasses