Feb 252014

With the implementation of the Construction Product Regulation 305/2011 on July 1st 2013 the previous Construction Product Directive 89/106/EU was definitely superseded. As one of the current requirements, the manufacturers of construction products must deliver with every order a Declaration of Performance, in addition to the CE Marking.

On February 21st, the Official Journal of the European Union published the Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No. 157/2014 of 30th October 2013 on the condition for making a Declaration of Performance on construction products available on a website.

According to the regulation, Economic operators may make available a declaration of performance on a website, provided that the comply all of the following conditions.

1) They shall ensure that the content of a declaration of performance is not altered after it has been made available on the website.

2) They shall ensure that the website where the declarations of performance drawn up for construction products have been made available is monitored and maintained so that the website and the declarations of performance are continuously available to recipients of construction products.

3) They shall ensure that the declaration of performance may be accessed by the recipients of construction products free of charge for a period of 10 years after the construction product has been placed on the market, or for such other period that may be applicable in accordance with the second subparagraph of Article 11(2) of Regulation (EU) No 305/2011.

4) they shall provide instructions to the recipients of construction products on how to access the website and the declarations of performance drawn up for such products available on that website.

You can access the regulation through the following link.

Nov 052013

The Construction Products Regulation No 305/2011 was implemented on July 1st. Since then, the Association has received several enquiries about piping standardization, concretely about sprinkler installations standards.

As in previous occasions, as a response to the possible queries or doubts, AFTA Association has drawn up a notification to express its own recommendations in order to clarify which are the most suitable standards for those installations.

The notification is available in the web site section Other Publications. It can also be downloaded by clicking directly here (the notification is only available in Spanish).

Do not hesitate to send us any query come up from after reading the document. It can be done through our Contact Form or by sending us an e-mal to afta(at)afta-asociacion.com. We will be pleased to solve it.

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