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CE marking of suspended ceiling products

The background to CE marking can be found in the Construction Products Regulation (CPR) and in technical standards. For ceilings and ceiling products, the applicable standard is “EN 13964: Suspended ceilings – requirements and test methods”. It covers all kinds of products and materials that can be found in a ceiling, such as plasterboard, metal cassettes, wooden panels and mineral wool.

Grids and assembly accessories are also included. This means that all manufacturers on the European market must comply with the same standard, leading to harmonisation of reporting on different product properties, thereby simplifying the comparison of different ceilings by consultants, architects, purchasers and installers.

Comprehensive – covers several technical areas

The most important properties to be declared in the CE marking are:

  • Fire safety

  • Mechanical properties (tensile strength and load bearing capacity)

  • Corrosion

  • Acoustic properties (sound absorption and sound insulation)

  • Emissions (i.e. release of hazardous substances)

The standard specifies which test methods should be used, how the results should be interpreted and the classifications that can be used. Most of the test methods, such as measurement of sound absorption, are included in other standards that apply to many different types of construction products and not only to ceilings.

The properties can apply both to individual products or complete ceiling systems but all of the properties cannot be applied to all products. An individual grid profile (e g Connect T24) cannot be CE marked for sound absorption. The relevant properties for metal profiles are mechanical, corrosion and fire safety.

 

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Saint-Gobain Ecophon UK and Ireland
Old Brick Kiln,
Monk Sherborne,
Tadley, RG26 5PP
General enquiries:
Tel: 01256 850977
 
Sales office, for orders and stock information:
Tel: 01256 855220
Fax: 01256 850600
 
Technical and product advice:
Tel: 01256 855250
 
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Declarations of Performance

Download Declarations of Performance according to the new CPR regulation.

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Contact us

Saint-Gobain Ecophon UK and Ireland
Old Brick Kiln,
Monk Sherborne,
Tadley, RG26 5PP
General enquiries:
Tel: 01256 850977
 
Sales office, for orders and stock information:
Tel: 01256 855220
Fax: 01256 850600
 
Technical and product advice:
Tel: 01256 855250
 
Fax: 01256 851550
Social:  LinkedIn |  Twitter  |  You Tube