From the 1st July 2013, the Construction Products Regulation (CPR) will replace the Construction Products Directive (CPD).
Under the new CPR products covered by a harmonised European Standard (hEN) will require mandatory CE marking
CE marking indicates that a product conforms to the legal requirements as specified in the European Assessment Document (EAD).
Installers sourcing complete units (window frames and Insulated Glass Units (IGU)) from a single supplier do not need to CE mark the product unless marketed under their own trade name. The frame and windows will be CE marked by the manufacturer.
Installers who source window frames and IGU’s from different suppliers need to make their own Declaration of Performance (DOP) and CE mark the window.
Installers, if classified as a micro-enterprise (turnover/balance sheet less than 2 million euro and employ less than 10 employees) can make the DOP and CE mark the product without the need to refer to notified bodies.
If an installer is not classified as a micro-enterprise then a notified body must be used.
Alternatively for BWF members http://www.bwf.org.uk/
Heritage properties and the renovation and repair of existing windows do not require CE marking.