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DHF Urges Buyers to Insist on CE Marked Garage Doors

Britain's leading domestic garage door manufacturers and suppliers of garage door automation are urging buyers and specifiers to ensure the products they choose are CE marked under the Construction Products Directive (CPD).

They say this is the only universally recognised way of telling that the garage door product complies with legislation.

Every single member of the Garage Door Group within the Door & Hardware Federation are now CE marking their products under the CPD in a bid to raise standards in the industry and demonstrate they meet quality and fitness-for-purpose requirements.

Now they have produced a comprehensive best practice guide to help specifiers and installers understand their obligations and responsibilities when choosing and installing CE marked garage door products.

Said Andrew Dootson, member of the DHF Garage Door Group: “The CE mark is a legal declaration which indicates to the enforcement authorities, the trade and the end user that the door is safe and complies with regulations.

“The specifier and purchaser have the reassurance that a CE marked product significantly reduces the likelihood of an accident occurring and will help them in defending any legal claim should an accident occur. We strongly urge specifiers and end users to always insist on CE marked garage door products for their own protection.”

“Our new best practice guide explains the key obligations of the purchaser and installer. It gives valuable guidance to installers on which standards they have to ask for from suppliers, which they need to offer to end users, and which ones they must work to themselves.”

The guide details the testing, factory production control and declaration of conformity requirements for CE marking under the Construction Products Directive. It also lists the manufacturers’ and installers’ responsibilities for CE marking under the Machinery Directive.

The best practice guide for purchasers and specifiers of domestic garage doors is available from the DHF.

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