The Construction Products Regulation passed into UK law on 1st July, and CE marking of construction products has been placing additional pressures on specifiers,manufacturers and installers.
CE marking is a European product performance mark that proves construction products, including fasteners and fixings, have been tested according to European standards and meet the “basic requirements of construction works”. Manufacturers must declare these values of tested properties, where it is applicable.
From the outset, Rapierstar’s primary objective is always to support its customers by providing quality service and fastener products that enable these customers to carry out their business with the minimum of fuss. Rapierstar StarPVCU window screws, StarFix direct masonry fixings and StarTurn universal screw products carry CE Marking with full Declarations of Performance and go beyond UK and European quality and performance standards.
There is a huge advantage in using a credible supplier like Rapierstar, not only are they able to supply products with all of the necessary accreditations and proof, Rapierstar are also well versed in all of the requirements of the new and existing regulations. Traceability and verification of constancy of performance of Rapierstar products is further ensured by on-going performance testing within an industry leading, in-house R&D laboratory.
If you have previously bought fasteners and fixings primarily on price, you may need to review your supply arrangements and ensure a reliable supply of correctly tested and approved components, or risk having a product that doesn’t meet the standard.
Giving you peace of mind with your fastener selection and ticking a box on your route to meeting the CPR requirements, is just part of the service Rapierstar offer.