Regulation of construction products
Produced in partnership with Denise Charlwood of Kennedys

The following Construction practice note produced in partnership with Denise Charlwood of Kennedys provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Regulation of construction products
  • Overview of the regulatory regime
  • Construction Products Regulation
  • Construction Products Regulations 2013
  • Application of the 2011 Regulation
  • Requirements of the 2011 Regulation
  • Basic requirements for construction works
  • Essential characteristics for construction products
  • Harmonised technical specifications
  • Product assessment and verification
  • More...

Regulation of construction products

IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. At this point in time (referred to in UK law as ‘IP completion day’), key transitional arrangements come to an end and significant changes begin to take effect across the UK’s legal regime. This document contains guidance on subjects impacted by these changes. Before continuing your research, see Practice Note: What does IP completion day mean for Construction?

The content of this Practice Note is likely to be impacted by Brexit. See Implications of Brexit before for more information.

This Practice Note provides guidance on the regulation of construction products by the EU’s Construction Products Retained Regulation (EU) No 305/2011 (the 2011 Regulation) and the UK’s Construction Products Regulations 2013, SI 2013/1387 (the CPR 2013). It also sets out relevant practical considerations, including tips for designers, employers, contractors and sub-contractors/suppliers.

Overview of the regulatory regime

Construction Products Regulation

The 2011 Regulation is a piece of EU law binding on all Member States of the EU, and other countries forming part of the European Economic Area (EEA). It came into force on 1 July 2013 and is self-executing in Member States (and therefore applicable in domestic law without any further national legislation). Although the UK left the EU on 31 January

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