CE Mark and Tests on Doors and Windows

CE Mark and Tests on Doors and Windows

The first step in the idea of ​​establishing a common market in the European Union is the Rome Agreement signed in 1957. In the process that started with this agreement, Europe was aimed to become a single market and efforts were made to harmonize the relevant legal regulations in order to remove the barriers in order to ensure the free movement of goods in this market.

In this process, Classic Approach in 1969, New Approach in 1985, Global Approach in 1989 and Modular Approach in 1989 were adopted.

The New Approach principles introduced in 1985 have greatly strengthened standardization efforts in the European Union countries. The legal arrangements required to be harmonized with these standardization studies have been facilitated. In addition, the standards imposed restrictions on human health and safety, consumer protection and especially the protection of the natural environment.

In the years following the New Approach, the Global Approach and then the Modular Approach adopted harmonization of standards (harmonized standards), conformity assessment studies and CE conformity marking.

The following two organizations have been held responsible for the regulation of harmonized standards:

  • CEN (European Committee for Standardization)
  • CENELEC (European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization)

CE is the abbreviation of Conformité Européenne, which means compliance with French European norms. The main features of this CE marking, which are put under certain conditions by the manufacturers on the products to be circulated freely in the European Union countries, are as follows:

  • The CE mark is a sign that the products comply with certain health and safety conditions and the requirements of consumer and environmental protection.
  • The CE mark is not an indication that the quality of these products is. However, due to its general approach, these products cannot be considered to be of poor quality.
  • The CE mark indicates that the manufacturer complies with all the obligations of the European Union directives and local regulations.
  • The CE mark is also an indication that it applies to the conformity assessment processes provided by the European Union directives and local regulations.
  • Therefore, products with CE marking have the right to free movement in European Union countries and this cannot be prevented and no restrictions can be imposed.
  • The manufacturer is responsible for the CE marking on the products. However, if the manufacturer or its representative is outside the European Union, this responsibility rests with the importer.

The New Approach Directives are based on the degree of risk in placing the CE mark on the products. For products with a low level of risk, the manufacturer may affix the CE mark on the product in accordance with its declaration of conformity. However, in order for CE marking to be placed on products with high risk, conformity assessment is required by notified bodies. Conformity assessment bodies are official or private organizations operating for this purpose.

In 2011, the European Parliament published the Construction Materials Directive 305 / 2011 / EU. This regulation is the basis for the certification of building materials, and as of 2013, certification of building materials has been mandatory.

We also published the Building Materials Regulation (2013 / 305 / AB) in 2011 by the Ministry of Environment and Urbanization. This regulation regulates the properties, performance declarations and the principles for affixing the CE marking to these materials. In accordance with this regulation, CE marking is mandatory for the doors and windows of construction materials.

The standard for the CE marking on doors and windows is as follows: TS EN 14351-1: 2006 + A2 Windows and doors - Product standard, performance characteristics - Part 1: Windows and ready-made exterior doors suitable for pedestrian passage.

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