As members of the European Union, we all need to have an understanding of these new European Standards and how their requirements will differ from the accustomed British Standards. Moreover, we have a major role to play in drafting these new requirements.
This symposium paper (137 Kb PDF) explains the European standards including the Construction Products Directive ( CPD ) and CE mark and discusses their effect. A tabular comparison (4 Mb PDF) between the European and British standards which are particularly relevant to concrete and natural stone is presented.
Marshalls are committed to the development of European Standards for building materials. Marshalls Technical Staff serve on 6 European Standard Committees, and have had a very active input into the formation of the Standards as the United Kingdom Representatives.