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UKCA and CE legislation for the door industry

Updated: March 2021.

Brexit changes

Following ‘Brexit’ on 31 December 2020, the British Government has replaced CE (European Conformity) marking with the UKCA (UK Conformity Assessed) marking to show compliance with UK ‘designated standards’.

Whilst UK and European Union standards remain the same, it is likely that our products will carry both UKCA and CE markings to show that they are compliant with the relevant standards in both markets. When the UK and EU standards diverge, a product must only carry the appropriate marking.  One further element of complication is for products sold in Northern Ireland, where they will still be required to carry the CE marking (or UKNI marking).

In most cases, we are permitted to continue using CE marking until 1 January 2022.  HAG is currently working with its suppliers, testing partners and the Door & Hardware Federation (DHF) to ensure that all our products will be permitted to carry the UKCA marking from 1 January 2022.

For further information:please contact the HAG Technical Sales team

Please also refer to the Government’s guidance  and the DHF’s advice.

Construction Products Regulation

Since May 2005, HAG has supplied with all doors with a CE marking and a Declaration of Conformity in accordance with the Construction Products Directive. That Directive was later superseded by the more powerful Construction Products Regulation. Doors affected by this new legislation are roller shutters, sectional doors, speed doors and sliding folding doors.

Key changes

The key changes are in the safety devices to prevent the operation of doors in the event of failure and obstruction or failure that may cause injury or even death in some cases.

Tests on all components from each manufacturer must be carried out to EN 13241-1:2003 +A1:2011 ensuring the safe build of each door system, confirmed by a CE Label and a Declaration of performance certificate ( All this is in accordance with the Construction Products Regulation 2011).

The specification and legal requirements of each door system will change dependant on its application i.e., survey hatch, door way, window, shop front, loading bay as the traditional photo cells can now only be used as a secondary means of safety. This will result in the increase of additional devices such as safety brakes, secondary springs and safety edges.

Assessment

A qualified assessment of each door installation is required to assess its application, risk’s to users and operator and the safety devices required to make the door legally safe under En 13241-1:2003 +A1:2011.

HAG has performed rigorous tests and investigation from all suppliers to ensure total compliance and give confidence to all customers that each custom made door are supplied legally compliant.

Electric operated doors will require a test certificate confirming:
• Resistance to wind load
• Watertightness
• Thermal transmittance
• Air permeability
• Safe operation
• Definition of geometry of glass components
• Mechanical resistance and stability
• Operating forces
• Dangerous substances

Julian Dunne, HAG Sales Director stated “Many of the companies in the door industry have not reached the stage of total compliance in time for this deadline and will fall foul of supplying doors without the proper CE requirements and as a result will compromise their customers positions”.

If you are unsure if your roller shutter door, sectional door, speed door, or sliding folding door is compliant, check the CE marking for En 13241-1:2003 +A1:2011 or call HAG, The Door Specialists on 0800 072 3444. Alternatively you can fill out our contact form and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

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