CE Marking | Door Hardware Online (for Briton)
Products generically referred to as ‘architectural ironmongery’ are regulated by European standards and require mechanical, durability, corrosion and fire test evidence . This provides the construction industry with life safety and security products with a proven reliable performance and a consistent manufacturing quality. Many products shown on our web site are designed and manufactured to meet (and in many cases exceed) these stringent requirements. Wherever applicable our products are CE marked, guaranteeing their performance and ensuring they are fit for purpose.
CE Marking & Declarations of Performance
Many architectural ironmongery products are required to be CE marked in accordance with the Construction Products Directive, including panic and emergency exit hardware and door controls. From July 2013 the introduction of mandatory CE marking under the Construction Products Regulation came into force. For any building product which is covered by a harmonized standard, it is a legal requirement for that product to be CE marked. A number of EN standards covering exterior and interior door sets are at various stages of development. Consequently the mandatory CE marking of door sets came into force from July 2013.
All CE marked products are available with a Declaration of Performance document which can be downloaded from individual product pages on this website.
Guidance on CE Marking, Third Party Testing, Assessment & Certification
The concept of universal access is not new but it still provides a challenge for the construction industry. To meet obligations under the Equality Act, Approved Document M of The Building Regulations and BS 8300 continue to be the areas by which conformity is measured. We can offer guidance and product solutions to cover the following areas:
- Low energy door controls
- Electromagnetic door controls
- Mechanical door controls to meet the conflicting requirements of BS 8300 and fire safety requirements of EN1154
- Colour contrast in ironmongery for visual impairment
- Comprehensive fittings for washrooms, showers and WCs
The Equality Act - disability legislation aimed at providing universal accessibility of buildings requires service providers to make “reasonable adjustments to the physical features of their premises to overcome barriers to access”. Approved Doc M of the Building Regulations and BS 8300 both provide guidance in establishing recommended maximum opening forces for door controls to assist less able users. High efficiency Briton closers which are capable of meeting the required levels of opening and closing forces are marked with the “Wheelchair Symbol” but accurate installation, hinge friction, door seals and variable air pressure can all have a bearing on the opening resistance of the final door set. For doors which must also meet the stringent closing force requirements of EN 1154 for fire door applications, it may be more appropriate to use electromagnetic hold open or swing free closers or a powered opening solution. These must be CE marked in accordance with the requirements of EN 1155.
All these options are available within the our product portfolio. For additional guidance in the selection process please contact
Door Hardware Online on 01380 720062
Certifire is an independent third party certification scheme that assures performance, quality, reliability and traceability of fire protection products. Recognised by regulatory authorities worldwide, it is an internationally respected mark of fire safety and one of the most authoritative in the industry. Many products have Certifire approval - look for the logo adjacent to the product listing.
Warranties & Guarantees
Many Door Hardware Online products have extended guarantee periods of up to 30 years. Please refer to individual product pages for specific information.
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