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What is CE marking?
The CE mark is a guarantee for the consumer that the product in question complies with the essential requirements of the relevant European harmonised standard, and can therefore be legally placed on the market.
CE marking has long been mandatory on products such as toys and electronics, but more recently these harmonised standards have been set for certain construction materials.
Changes to the Construction Products Directive - 1st July 2013
On the 1st July 2013, the Construction Products Directive (CPD) became the Construction Products Regulations (CPR), making it compulsory for all glazed windows, external doorsets and patio doorsets to be CE marked.
All JELD-WEN factory glazed windows, patios and external doorsets carry the CE mark in line with these requirements.
What does this mean to a consumer?
All CE marked products have their product data supplied in a prescribed 'Declaration of Performance' (DoP) format, allowing for clear and easy comparisons to be made between similar products and ensuring the consumer can make an informed decision.
The DoP provides key information relating to the product's performance that has been independently tested and verified by an EU notified body.
Each product that falls within these standards will also carry a label - either on the product itself or on its packaging - containing the CE mark logo and a number that identifies its corresponding DoP.
JELD-WEN recommends leaving this label on your product. However, if you would prefer to remove it, you should download and keep the DoP.
All JELD-WEN DoPs will be stored on our website and will be available to access for 10 years.
You can find JELD-WEN DoP downloads in our resource centre now.