Published 19 July 2017 by Lisa Martin

CE Marking (originally Conformité Européenne) demonstrates compliance with the appropriate manufacturing standard for a product. As a symbol, it will be familiar as it has been a requirement for many years on products sold in the European Union such as toys and electrical goods.

It is now a legal requirement, that all structural steel fabrications are CE marked in accordance with the Construction Products Regulation (CPR). This affects every construction project from a simple domestic house extension to the building of power stations! A number of small to medium sized fabrication companies have chosen not to invest their time and money into gaining the certification, which means that it is illegal for them to supply & manufacture fabricated structural steelwork.

The Tamworth Steel Group has been audited by the Steel Construction Certification Scheme (SCCS) and is proud to be fully compliant with CE Marking requirements to BS EN 1090-1 and can manufacture structural steel fabrications up to and including Execution Class 2. Steelwork has been divided into four categories for certification and a steelwork contractor may not produce steel in a higher category than it is certified.  The categories are:

  • Execution Class 1 – Farm Buildings
  • Execution Class 2 – Buildings
  • Execution Class 3 – Bridges
  • Execution Class 4 – Special structures (e.g. Power Stations)

For all our steelwork projects we will provide the CE Mark upon delivery or collection of your goods and have available the following documentation to satisfy compliance with the CPR :

  1. Factory Production Control Certificate
  2. Welding Certificate
  3. Declaration of Performance (DoP) - produced for every fabrication project and held electronically by each branch.

The CE Mark, alongside our existing production capabilities, contribute to us achieving the quality and flexibility that delivers projects on time and to the required high standard. By complying with the standard , the Tamworth Steel Group can ensure that clients and contractors are given confidence throughout the supply chain of steel construction  - from the manufacture of the steel sections to their fabrication by qualified welders.