SME Guide – Navigating contradictory standards for Construction

SME Guide – Navigating contradictory standards for Construction

1. What is the CPR?

The Construction Products Regulation (CPR) is a regulation that sets out the rules for the placement of construction products in the European market.

2. Why is the CPR important?

The CPR provides a common technical language to assess the performance of construction products. All construction products under the scope of the CPR and covered by a harmonised standard must be CE-marked in order to circulate freely and be marketed in Europe. It ensures that reliable information about the products is made available to professionals, public authorities, and consumers to allow a comparison of the performance of products from different manufacturers in different countries.


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