CE marking

From the 1st July 2013 certain products sold within the EU are legally required to carry a CE marking.

The CE marking is:

  • A declaration by a manufacturer showing that a particular product meets all appropriate European legislation - eg safety, health and environmental.
  • It is used to break down barriers to trade ensuring the free movement of these products within the European market.

This will only affect products that are subject to the new harmonised product standards which have been agreed by the EEC. These harmonised standards are known as hENs

Products Affected:

Only BCE's manufactured range of Cellular Cladding profiles are affected, namely 150mm Shiplap and 100mm Open-V Cladding.

The CE marking does not apply to any of BCE's Cladding trims or Hollow Profiles (sold only as soffit).

In order to ensure total compliance, BCE has carried out tests for fire resistance, impact resistance and durability in accordance with the new harmonised standard for PVC cladding, BS EN 13245-2:2008. A dedicated document on the installation of cellular cladding has also been produced to meet the requirements of BS EN 13245-2: 2008 'Resistance to Fixings'.

As a result of the above, BCE is now able to provide a Declaration of Performance (DoP) which affirms that BCE's cellular cladding products comply with these new requirements.

(One for PVC-UE Cladding with PVC-U skin in all currently available colours and one for PVC-UE Cladding with PVC-U skin & Laminate Foil in 44, 13, 19, & 26.

BCE's obligations

From 1st July 2013 BCE will:

  • Place the full CE marking on the packaging of all cellular cladding boards manufactured on and after that date
  • Provide customers with access to DoP's (Declaration of Performance) & Installation Instructions via our website, or on hard copy if required from our marketing department on: 08702 406107.

General Notes for customers

  • Any products manufactured up to 30th June 2013 are not required to have the CE marking on them and can still be supplied into the market place without restriction.