The UK Government announced on Friday (9 December) that CE marking will continue to be recognised on construction products in England, Scotland and Wales until 30 June 2025.
In a Government announcement last month, the CE / UKCA transition deadline was extended for a wide range of products. But that announcement did not cover construction products.
Today’s announcement and extension means that relevant construction products, which fall within the scope of a harmonised/designated standard, being placed on the market in Great Britain can continue to be CE marked until 30 June 2025. This is a change from the previous published date of 1 January 2023, and means that CE marking on relevant products will continue to be acceptable without the accompanying UKCA marking.
Northern Ireland will continue to recognise CE, but not UKCA marking, due to the Northern Ireland Protocol.
GAI technical manager Douglas Masterson said: “We are hugely relieved that this announcement has now been made and that clarity in this area has finally been given.
“GAI has been lobbying UK Government via Construction Products Association and Construction Leadership Council over a considerable time to have this deadline extended, and this should hopefully alleviate uncertainty and significant industry concern going forward.”