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CE-mærketThe CE marking means that a product is manufactured and assessed in accordance with a harmonised standard or European technical approval.

Harmonisation is achieved at the technical level of standards and technical approvals. This includes identifying the characteristics of the construction product determined by calculation or testing. This occurs in the following 6 areas:

  • Mechanical resistance and stability
  • Fire protection
  • Health and environment
  • Safety
  • Noise
  • Energy

Although an item has CE marking national building regulations may exist, so the product can only be applied to a limited degree in a country.

It is mandatory to supply a construction product with the CE marking, if it is covered by a harmonised standard.

EU harmonisation and the Danish Building Regulation
The Danish Building Regulation stipulates rules for the safety level of the Danish construction industry, including construction products, so buildings are safe and healthy to live in. The Building Regulation contains rules on e.g. Administrative provisions, housing, accessibility, structures, fire safety, indoor climate, energy consumption and services and refers to European standards and approvals. The Danish standards are referred to in areas where European standards are not yet available.

See the Danish Building Regulation in (BR10) in Danish.  

An English version of the Building Regulation is not yet available, but please find help in the following English translation of an earlier version of BR10 (PDF/3,3MB).

EU standards and norms
A number of products must have a CE marking before they can be sold in the EU countries. These include all construction products that are covered by a harmonised standard. Furthermore, a number of construction products that have a European technical approval (ETA) can have a CE marking. 

CE marking can be regarded as an agreement based on trust between authorities and business. The marking indicates that the product characteristics are declared in a consistent manner. 

The marking indicates that the characteristics of the construction product are declared in a consistent manner, so the product can be sold on the European market without new demands for national testing and approval. However, it cannot be considered a quality label.

See a list of construction product that must have a CE marking

See a list of construction products that do not yet need a CE marking