The EU’s construction product safety regime has received a stay of execution in the UK. The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities announced on 9 December that the government will continue to recognise the CE mark on construction products for another two and a half years.
The move gives construction businesses until 30 June 2025 to prepare for the introduction of the UK Conformity Assessed (UKCA) mark, which is due to replace the CE mark.
The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy had announced in November that CE product marking will continue to be recognised for non-construction products in Britain for a further two years.
Engineering services umbrella body Actuate UK welcomed the extension to the UKCA mark transition and urged the government to work with industry to agree a joined-up plan for the transition to the UKCA mark.
Tom Garrigan, technical director at BSRIA, said the government’s announcement was ‘necessary’ to ensure the continued supply of construction products into the market.