EU CE Marking Changes

With establishment of harmonised standards for the commercialisation of building products in Europe the Regulation (EU) No 305/2011 came into effect from the 1st July 2013. These EU CE Marking Changes replace the currently applicable Directive 89/106/EEC.


The declaration of products along with the obligations and rules for the marketing of construction products will also change. The main changes to the CE Marking will be the documentation and markings of products as performance declarations are required from the 1st July 2013. These will replace the previous declarations of conformity.

The declarations of performance only take effect for building products for which an ETA or a Harmonised European Standard exists. This means a standard which has been made ​​compulsory in all Member States of the European Union and thus constitutes the law.

The company VWS is currently working on the implementation of the EU policies for those construction products out of the assortment plaster and drywall profiles.

Products which are not, according to an European Technical Assessment or a harmonised
European product standard, are delivered without CE Marking.

The relevant declarations of performance, prospective and respective updates will be published on the VWS website.

If you would like to find out any further information regarding Alumasc contact us.

INCA Awards Shortlist Success for Alumasc


Alumasc are delighted to announce that 5 of their projects have been shortlisted for this year’s prestigious Insulated Render & Cladding Association (INCA) Awards 2013 which recognise innovation and excellence in External Wall Insulation (EWI).INCAAwardFinalist-Main

EWI is central to improving the energy efficiency of homes and businesses in the UK in order to meet the country’s carbon reduction targets, and the INCA 2013 Awards are a great platform to promote

the benefits of EWI following the launch of the Green Deal and Energy Company Obligation (ECO) earlier this year.

John Carter, Managing Director for Alumasc Facades, comments, “Alumasc has been a UK manufacturer of Insulated Render systems for over 25 years and the fact that we have secured 5 shortlisted entries in the 2013 INCA awards is testament to our commitment to provide energy efficient insulation solutions and our continued investment in research and development.  We are now looking forward to the Awards Ceremony and await the final results with much anticipation.”

Alumasc’s shortlisted projects were:

– Boxtree Lane, Harrow

– Carron Crescent, Glasgow

– Norwegian Timber Houses, Fenham

– Liscard House, Birkenhead

– Keir Hardie Health Park, Merthyr Tydfil

For further information on Alumasc’s EWI systems click here