Masonry units and ceramic products are part or are essential components in building enclosure systems, that must provide the climate and comfort conditions required for their users to fulfill optimally their daily activities. They must meet technical requirements of thermic and acoustic insulation, air and water tightness, fire resistance and durability.
CE marking of masonry units and ceramic products is regulated Construction Products Regulation 305/2011 and by Attestation of Conformity system 2+ or 4 according to product use, either structural or not. For 2+ systems intervention of a notified body is mandatory. CE marking and labeling is the responsibility of the manufacturer, or its authorized representative in the EU. So it must ensure its compliance with essential Regulation requirements at all times.
Applus+ is a notified body * for CE marking of masonry units and ceramic products and works with manufacturers throughout the product CE marking process. The following harmonized rules are applicable to CE marking for masonry units and ceramic products:
|EN 771-1:2011||Specification for masonry units - Part 1: Clay masonry units|
|EN 771-2:2011||Specification for masonry units - Part 2: Calcium silicate masonry units|
|EN 771-3:2011||Specification for masonry units - Part 3: Aggregate concrete masonry units (Dense and lightweight aggregates)|
|EN 771-4:2011||Specification for masonry units - Part 4: Autoclaved aerated concrete masonry units|
|EN 771-5:2011||Specification for masonry units - Part 5: Manufactured stone masonry units|
|EN 771-6:2011||Specification for masonry units - Part 6: Natural stone masonry units|
|EN 1344:2002||Clay pavers - Requirements and test methods.|
|EN 14411:2006||Ceramic tiles - Definitions, classification, characteristics and marking|
|EN 1304:2005||Clay roofing tiles and fittings - Product definitions and specifications|
The most significant products included in the group of masonry units and ceramic products are:
According to the assessment system 2+ the tasks applicable to each agent are:
Notified Body‘s tasks:
Applus+ has worked in the building sector for over 100 years, completing certification procedures and thousands of tests on multiple products both for national and European companies.
* Applus+ is the commercial brand of LGAI Technological Center S.A., Notified Body nº 370.