Foto Sven Müller und Geschäftsleitung

Expansion of our team on the RRF

We are pleased to welcome Sven Müller as a new employee at the RRF. Mr. Müller was previously head of testing laboratory at the company LEDA Werk GmbH & Co.KG Boekhoff & Co. and is well known in the industry by his competence, engagement and his participation in various committees. With respect to a change of the head of testing laboratory Mr. Müller will reinforce our technical department. Welcome in our team!

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Construction products regulation (EU) No. 305/2011

This regulation lays down conditions for the marketing of construction products or preparation on the market as of the 1 July of 2013 through the placement of harmonized regulations by the information of the efficiency of construction products in reference to the essential characteristics as well as by use of the CE-label for these products. In Germany the regulation was assimilated in the building products act and so its legally binding.

What will change for the manufacturer of solid fuel fireplaces?
Up to now it was enough to certificate a declaration of conformance and to attach a CE-label on the construction product. The declaration of conformance is extended and is going to call declaration of performance in the future. The CE-label also changes and has to feature a correlation to the corresponding declaration of performance.

What will change for already marketed construction products?
Construction products, which where on the market in accordance with the regulation 89/106/EWG before 1 July of 2013 deemed compliant with this regulation. The manufacturer can create a declaration of performance based on a certificate of conformance or a declaration of conformance. A change of the CE-label is not necessary.

What will change for notified bodies?
Basic for notification of a body through the European Commission is an accreditation in accordance with ISO/IEC 17025. The accreditation has to verify a body for the permission of test operations after the 1 July 2013.
RRF accreditation: DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025:2005, DAkkS No. D-PL-17727-01-00