Businesses are encouraged to be ready for full implementation of the new United Kingdom regime as soon as possible.
However, United Kingdom authorities announced on 24 August 2021 that, in order to allow businesses time to adjust, CE marked construction products that meet European Union requirements (where these match United Kingdom requirements) can continue to be placed on the market of Great Britain until 1 January 2023, insofar that European Union and United Kingdom requirements remain the same. This also includes goods which have been assessed by an European Union recognised notified body.
The UKCA mark must be used for placing goods on the Great Britain market from 1 January 2023 onwards.
Construction product manufacturers will still need to take action to ensure compliance with new responsibilities of importer, if these are placing a product on the Great Britain market from the European Union market.
More information: Construction Products Regulation in Great Britain – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
Publication of Technical approval texts for Foundation piles
A new scheme has been launched for the Technical Approval of foundation piles with certification. To this end, a collaboration has been set up between the approval operators SECO and Buildwise, the certification operator BCCA and independent experts in the field of foundation piles. The development of this scheme was initiated at the request of the sector itself.