CE Marking for Fire Doors
This article provides essential information for manufacturers, importers, and exporters of fire doors. To affix the CE marking on fire doors, one must comply with the regulations and requirements of the European Union. A fire door should meet the requirements as described in the standard EN 16034, which is a harmonized standard under the Construction Products Regulation (EU) 305/2011. In 2015, the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) announced that EN 16034 would be established as a harmonized standard from 2016 onwards.
For a construction product covered by a harmonized standard or for which a European Technical Assessment has been issued, the CE marking is the only marking which attests conformity of the product with the declared performance related to the essential characteristics, covered by that harmonized standard or European Technical Assessment. This means that when a product is covered by harmonized standard within the Construction Products Regulation, CE marking becomes mandatory.
Previously, CE marking was not required for doors, and national standards could be used for the assessment of door sets. In 2016, the implementation of the harmonized standard EN 16034 came into effect, creating European requirements related to the Construction Products Regulation (EU) 305/2011. A European regulation has direct and immediate effect within the member states, and the supremacy of European law over national law is absolute. Starting from 2016, there was a transition period to ensure market participants were given time to comply with the requirements outlined in EN 16034, prepare the necessary documentation, and, of course, apply the CE marking when conformity is determined. The transition period concluded in November 2019, and from then on, the standard became mandatory.
- 2016: Implementation of the European harmonized standard (EN 16034) leading to the enforcement of CE marking.
- 2019: CE marking became mandatory (end of the transition period).
Standard EN 16034
Standard EN 16034 for fire doors contain the following: ‘Pedestrian doorsets, industrial, commercial, garage doors, and window doors – product standard, performance characteristics – Fire and/or smoke resistance characteristics.’
The CE Marking test procedure, based on EN 16034, for door sets includes the following essential elements: fire resistance, smoke control and self-closing. Other features for fire door sets, such as acoustic performance or thermal performance, must be determined based on NEN-EN 14351-1 for external door sets or prEN 14351-2 for internal door sets.
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