The Construction Products Directive (CPD) of 1989 was introduced to create a common framework for the regulations for construction products and was one of the early directives from the EU designed to create a single market for goods and services.
The Construction Products Regulation (CPR) was published in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) on 4 April 2011 and replaced the Construction Products Directive (CPD). The first parts of the Regulation came into force 20 days after its publication in the OJEU and the remaining parts became a legal requirement on 1 July 2013.
Under CPR, all construction products and building materials must be CE marking against the essential requirements. A requirement of this regulation that concerns the structured cabling industry is “Safety in case of fire”.
For more background on CPR, please visit the link below.