Today I was given this statement from leading conservatory roof manufacturers Ultraframe which should help explain whether conservatory roofs require CE Marking or not:
On 1st July, Construction Products Regulations become law, provided there is a harmonised standard for the product sector in question – there is no harmonised standard for conservatory roofs ( although there is one for windows, hence the many calls/requests for information from those who are making/retailing replacement windows).
‘Fall back’ certification takes the form of an ETA, European Technical Approval which can be used to prove product performance where there is no harmonised standard. At the moment – and to our knowledge – there are non for conservatory roof systems.
So ladies and gentlemen, as far as I can tell and as far as Ultraframe can tell, the simple answer to all of this is no. You do not need to have CE Marking for conservatory roof systems. You may all be wondering how, given that it is a rather large market which should be regulated just as much as the window and door market is. However, it is not, so we hopefully can quickly move on from this and sort out all the panicking and questions still left over when it comes to windows and doors!
If you have any questions please feel free to leave a comment below and I will do my best to answer them as best I can!
What if a conservatory system is used as a sky light? Is it then not classed as a ‘roof window’, therefore requiring a CE mark?