Door hardware experts urged to share their views

Published:  29 October, 2018

A major review of the Construction Products Regulations is being conducted, and door hardware experts are being called on to participate.

The consultation was launched in June by the European Commission, which is responsible for proposing legislation in the EU.

The CPR is periodically reviewed and as part of this, there is due to be a revision of Mandate M101 which covers the standardisation of doors, windows and construction hardware.

This will be assisted by the Guild of Architectural Ironmongers, which will be producing a response to the review regarding CE marking.

The GAI is calling for door hardware professionals to participate in a short survey, the results of which will be shared with BSI Committee B538/4 and ultimately with the European Committee for Standardization.

The survey asks for both GAI and Institute of Architectural Ironmongers members’ opinions in relation to this topic, including which existing harmonised standards should remain harmonised under the CPR, as well as their opinion on the necessity of CE marking of product relating to fire and escape doors.

Douglas Masterson, Technical Manager of the GAI, said: “Any change to Mandate M101 is likely to have an impact on CE marking and harmonisation of products within the ironmongery industry.

“This survey is an opportunity for our membership to have an input and to help influence any significant decisions being made on an area of huge importance to our sector.”

GAI members have the opportunity to provide input into the final submission to the BSI Committee B538/4 until Friday 2 November.

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