Last reviewed 5 July 2022

The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) has published updated guidance providing practical information for placing construction products on the market in Great Britain.

The guidance is available here, this has been amended to reflect the Government’s intention to recognise historic test certificate for products under AVCP System 3.

It includes clarification on the deadline for historic test certificate and conditions that make the given certificate valid.

Businesses must prepare for the end of recognition of the CE mark in Great Britain, ensure they are using a UK-recognised “approved body” for testing and certification for all products supplied to the Great Britain market, and affix the UK mark (also known as the UKCA mark) to their products.

Where a product has already been tested by an EU-recognised notified body under Assessment and Verification of Constancy of Performance (AVCP) System 3 before 31 December 2022 it will not need to be re-tested before the UK mark can be affixed.

“Our intention is to end recognition of the CE mark in GB by 1 January 2023,” the DLUHC said. “Current rules will remain in place until legislation is laid to end recognition of the CE mark.”

This guidance does not cover goods supplied to the Northern Ireland market, nor goods supplied to the Great Britain market from Northern Ireland. Information on these topics can be found here.