Leading REHAU trade fabricator Shepley Windows and Conservatories has ensured that all of its customers can offer their own CE marked windows and doors from this month – well ahead of the July 1 deadline.
Shepley is one of the first REHAU customers to use the new four steps to CE Mark conformance tool on the dedicated REHAU Energy Ratings and CE marking website at www.rehauanswers.com and has given it a firm endorsement.
The four step online tool guides fabricators through the requirements for CE marking starting with the first stage of demonstrating manufacturing consistency via a Factory Production Control (FPC) system and progressing through the required Initial Type Testing (ITT) to confirm the level of performance, production of the written Declaration of Performance (DoP) using REHAU’s own template and final production of a printable label.
Shepley has recognised that its customers want a simple solution to CE marking which doesn’t interfere with their bread and butter business of installing windows and doors. It is therefore using the REHAU tool to mark all of its windows and door frames with CE labels and is providing all the necessary supporting documentation so that all Shepley installers need to do is ensure that the glass unit they supply is the one specified on the label.
Ian Griffiths, Sales Director at Shepley Windows & Conservatories, said: “The REHAU four step guide has enabled us to offer our customers a simple and hassle free CE marking solution.
“The new regulations dictate that any installer who puts the frames and the glass together is responsible for CE marking the product but, if they buy from Shepley, they can be reassured that our frames have all the labels and paperwork which they need to comply and they can still buy their glass units from their existing suppliers.”
Further information is available from the dedicated Shepley installer website at www.shepleytalk.co.uk