Construction Products Regulation(CPR) 305/2011

The Construction Products Regulation No 305/2011, is intended to make products arriving in any European Union country safe to use and install. The directive harmonizes all construction products subject to regulatory controls for CE marking purposes.

The main goal of the Construction Products Regulation is to improve the framework conditions for the competitiveness of the construction and construction products industries. The regulation requires that construction products are suitable for use in construction works.  Therefore, the essential requirements regarding safety, public health, protection of citizens, and the environment must be fulfilled.

Construction Products Regulation (CPR)

The Construction Products Regulation (CPR) lays down harmonized rules for the marketing of construction products in the EU. The Regulation provides a common technical language to assess the performance of construction products. It ensures that reliable information is available to professionals, public authorities, and consumers, so they can compare the performance of products from different manufacturers in different countries.

Benefits of CPR for stakeholders

  • free circulation of construction products in the EU’s Single Market– products have to be tested only once according to a harmonised European standard or European Assessment Document
  • national authorities can set performance requirements using the harmonised European standard or European Assessment Document
  • users of construction products can better define their performance demands
  • market surveillance can rely on one common information structure.