UKCA (UK Conformity Assessed) is the UK product marking for goods being placed on the market in Great Britain (England, Wales, and Scotland). It covers goods previously carrying CE marking. after 31 December 2021 only products with a UKCA mark will be accepted in Great Britain.
The technical requirements (‘essential requirements’), the conformity assessment processes and standards that can be used to demonstrate conformity are largely the same as they were for the CE marking.
Construction Products Regulation in GB
By definition, a construction product is any product or ‘kit’ which is produced and placed on the market for incorporation in a permanent manner, the performance of which influences the overall performance of the construction works with respect to the basic design requirements.
Approved bodies undertake conformity assessment activity for UK designated standards.
The Declaration of Performance document is a key part of the Construction Products Regulation (CPR) and provides information on the performance of a product such as the extent to which it is airtight or fire resistant.
Distributors established in the UK who bring products in from outside the GB market are, in most cases, now classed as ‘importers’ which brings new obligations such as:
Selling goods in the EU
UKCA marking is not recognised on the EU market where products must be CE marked.