What is CPR?
CPR is an acronym for Construction Products Regulation. It is a combination of standards and common technical language that offers a uniform performance and safety assessment system of construction products that are made by or imported to the European Union market.
When where the CPR principles first applied?
The initial parts of the Construction Products Regulation were first applied on 24th April 2011. However, the CPR was first fully applied in the EU on 1st July 2013; since that time, all construction products placed on the European market were covered by harmonized product performance and safety standards. That meant that each product should pass a European Technical Assessment system, be accompanied by a Declaration of Performance (DoP) document and be CE marked and approved in order to be sold in the EU market.