The non-harmonised area

Last updated 09/12/2020
Construction products not covered by an hEN or an ETA may not be CE marked.

Introduction to the non-harmonised area

Last updated 09/12/2020

Some construction products are not covered by harmonised standards under the Construction Products Regulation. Construction products not covered by an hEN or an ETA may not be CE marked. For such products the manufacturer may either apply for a voluntary ETA that will allow the use of a CE mark on the product, or may choose to market and sell the product without a CE mark.

 

National rules on marketing and sale may apply to construction products that are not covered by harmonised rules, for example building components that come into contact with drinking water.

 

For further information about building components in contact with drinking water, go to the following website.

Building components that come into contact with drinking water

For construction products not covered by a harmonised standard, a European technical assessment, a Danish standard or a label from another EU or EEA member state, the authorities may demand documentation of a product’s conformity with requirements contained in construction legislation or other legislation with regard to the purpose for which the construction product is intended.


Public authorities may thus demand documentation of the correctness of facts to which reference is made by economic operators in their marketing of the properties and lawful use of a construction product. This rule applies to all construction products.