Certification, UKCA & CE marking

Overview

Certification, UKCA & CE marking

Efectis offers solutions during construction and operation of buildings and installations either with official certification and approvals, or with in site assessment.

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Information about the certification rules go to our page Certification rules.

CE MARKING OF CONSTRUCTION PRODUCTS

The Construction Product Regulation No. 305/2011/EC requires construction products to be CE marked based on requirements of relevant technical specifications (harmonized EN standards or European Technical Assessments (based on European Assessment document). In relationship to the Assessment and Verification of Constancy of Performance (AVCP), the manufacturer will have to work with a Notified Certification Body and/or a Notified Laboratory.

The tasks of the AVCP systems defined in the Delegated Regulation No. 568/2014 are as follow:

CE table

Efectis is Notified Certification Body (Notified Body No. 1812 for France and No. 2184 for Türkiye), Notified Laboratory (for France 1812, Nederland 1234, Türkiye 2184 and UK 2822) also notified for fire testing under horizontal notifications for the application of the Construction Product Regulation No. 305/2011/EC for the products: smoke exhaust systems, building glass, fire protective products, fire dampers, insulation products, etc. See NANDO (France, Netherlands, Türkiye).

Efectis, with three strong competencies: testing, inspection and certification, provides the certification services based on evaluations (testing and inspections) performed by Efectis entities/teams or on the request of manufacturers (and subject to approval) based on testing performed by other notified and/or accredited laboratories.

The Certification section of Efectis has been issuing CE marking certificates of construction products for manufacturers in the European Union and abroad for more than 17 years. The Certification team is also largely involved in the work of the European Group of Notified Bodies:

  • Advisory group of Notified Body (AG-GNB) : Efectis insured the Presidence until end of 2018
  • Horizontal sector group for Fire (SH02)
  • Sector group 07 (SG07 fixed firefighting systems: Efectis leader of the WG smoke exhaust systems)
  • Sector group 09: Building glass and other sector groups in relationship with Efectis Notifications
  • Sector group 22 (SG22) for cables : Efectis insured the animation of the group

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ukca marking of construction products

Efectis UK / Ireland is accredited to ISO/IEC 17065:2012 from UKAS, and it is an Approved Certification Body n°2822 for Great Britain, and a Notified Certification Body n°8003 for the Northern Ireland single market. The notification relates to the application of the Construction Products (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 N°1359, for a wide range of products. See UKAS Schedule of Accreditation.

Supplying construction products to the GB market

To affix the UK marking, businesses must comply with all relevant requirements under the Construction Products Regulation 2011, as retained in UK law.

Until 30 June 2025, products can continue to be supplied to the GB market without any need for reassessment or re-marking if EU requirements are met (including CE marking). To affix a CE mark, any third-party conformity assessment must continue to be carried out by an EU recognised Notified Body during this time. In addition, products that meet NI rules (including CE marking or CE & UK(NI) marking) can be supplied to the GB market. Businesses should prepare for these provisions to end on 30 June 2025.

Accepted markings for the GB market

Your goods may require different markings for different markets. The table below illustrates the accepted markings for the GM market.

Type of goodAccepted marking or combination of markings
Supplying goods (which are not qualifying Northern Ireland goods) to the market in Great Britain
Construction product being supplied to the GB market until 30 June 2025UKCA or CE or CE & UK(NI)
Construction product supplied to the GB market from 30 June 2025UKCA
Supplying qualifying Northern Ireland goods to the market in Great Britain (unfettered access)
Construction product which is a qualifying Northern Ireland good being supplied to the GB market under unfettered access provisions from 30 June 2025CE or CE & UK(NI)
Assessment and Verification of Constancy of Performance – (AVCP) system

The AVCP systems define the tasks for manufacturers and Notified or Approved bodies.

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Note: For avcp system 3, a Certification Body is not required. The manufacturer is responsible to write up the DoP (declaration of performance) and apply the relevant marking. As per www.gov.uk, from 1 January 2023, to obtain a UKCA mark, a client has to re-test the product to a UK-approved body, if previously tested by an EU-notified body. https://www.gov.uk/guidance/construction-products-regulation-in-great-britain#frequently-asked-questions

Efectis, with three strong competencies: testing, inspection and certification, provides the certification services based on evaluations (testing and inspections) performed by Efectis entities/teams or on the request of manufacturers (and subject to approval) based on testing performed by other notified and/or accredited laboratories. Efectis UK / Ireland working closely with other Notified Certification Bodies from within Efectis Group, has established a route to access both the GB and EU market, depending on clients’ requirements and needs.

In addition, when products are not covered by an harmonized standard, certification is not compulsory. However, when the market is requiring a certification, Efectis can certified the performance of the product by a voluntary certification ‘Efectis Certified‘.

VOLUNTARY CERTIFICATION

Efectis Certified: The voluntary mark held by Efectis. This certification covers product certification and service certification.

Efectis Certified certifications are offered in collaboration with professional organizations and the different firms in the construction sector. These certifications are proposed to companies wishing to promote their products and competencies:

  • Product certification for additional fire performance not covered by the CE of UKCA marking, or for countries not covered by CE / UKCA where Efectis Certified in recognized as a third party certification.
  • Service certification for companies wishing to promote their professional competencies: installer of fire protective products etc.
CERTIFICATION in middle east

Efectis is recognized by the UAE, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman and Saudi Arabia for certification of construction products with the fire performance ratings. This product certification is reserved for manufacturers willing to promote their products in these areas.

Your contact for Certification: Yannick Le Tallec – yannick.letallec@efectis.com – tel +33 1 60 13 83 87

AUDITS & INSPECTION

Efectis acts as an inspection body under the third-party evaluations required to obtain and maintain a CE marking, a NF label, or professional qualifications.

Specialized in fire safety, and more generally on the construction products covered by the Construction Products Regulation 305/2011, our inspectors act on the request of our Certification service, but also for other notified bodies and certifiers including AFNOR Certification, CTICM, TÜV Rheinland, RISE, Institut Für Industrieaerodynamik (IFI), or QUALIBAT.

Efectis can step in to assess:

  • Fire safety products (such as fire resistant doors, SHEV, fire dampers, smoke dampers, smoke curtains, smoke and heat exhaust fans, relay boxes, fire protection products, fire metalwork, DAC-DCM).
  • Steel construction products made of steel and aluminum (such as public lighting, structural elements and building kits, prefabricated building units, structural hollow sections candelabra)
  • Construction glass (such as laminated glass, insulating glass, tempered glass, ceramics), regardless of the declared performance.

With its fifteen years of experience in the conformity assessment of quality management systems and of production control systems, according to national and international standards, Efectis can also help you with the development and the maintenance of your Quality Management System.

Our team is also at the disposal of notified bodies, laboratories, associations of manufacturers, installers or users to assist them in carrying out inspection on the manufacturing, distribution, market surveillance, and control processes of their contractor and supplier.

The Inspections service consists of a multilingual, multi-skilled staff and is accredited according to the NF EN ISO CEI 17020 standard.

For more information, the database of the European Commission lists all the products which can be certified by the Certification section of Efectis: NANDO

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