Relax. We Know CPR
April 2, 2014
The Construction Products Regulation will come into force in the UK and Ireland this year and industry leader Simpson Strong-Tie has set up a resource on its website to help customers know where they stand.
The Construction Products Regulation (CPR) has been adopted by the European Commission and the UK Government and replaces the Construction Products Directive (CPD). As a result of the change CE marking will soon become mandatory in the UK and Ireland, not a problem for Simpson Strong-Tie who adopted CE marking of its products in 2004.
Ian Harrison, European Technical Director of Simpson Strong-Tie said: “As far as construction connectors are concerned, the new regulations will mainly affect masonry connectors and plasterer’s bead and mesh, but we invested heavily across our entire product range over the past 10 years, so distributors and end-users can be confident our products are fully compliant with the new regulations.
“To help make things a little clearer we will publish guidance on our website and can advise customers which of our products are affected and, if necessary, investigate any products that our customers are concerned about.
Simpson Strong-Tie is currently involved in the regulation review process in a consultant capacity and therefore has specialist knowledge on the subject. The company will be posting news updates about the developments on its website, via its newsletter and on social media as they emerge.
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