Our team is delighted to be fully compliant with the CE Marking requirements for structural steel.

We have successfully passed our fourth audit by the notified body Alcumus ISOQAR and are once again fully certified to the requirements of BS EN 1090-1.

CE Marking is well-known as a symbol of compliance with legal standards and demonstrates a high quality of manufacturing for a product, most commonly seen on products sold in the European Union.

“We have worked very hard to maintain our CE certification since 2014” said our Managing Director Mark Sugden.

“Having the CE mark ensures we are fully compliant with legal requirements but it also demonstrates to our customers that we have the capability, correct procedures and appropriate working environment to offer a high level of quality steelwork.”

It has been a legal requirement that all structural steel fabrications are CE marked in accordance with the Construction Products Regulation (CPR) since 2014.

Many small to medium-sized fabrication companies have chosen not to invest their time and money into gaining the certification, which means that it is illegal for them to supply and manufacture fabricated structural steelwork.

Under our CE certification, JOHN W. LAYCOCK Ltd can manufacture structural steel up to and including Execution Class 2.

Execution Class One includes domestic buildings up to two storeys, while Execution Class Two allows steel to be supplied for domestic properties, commercial buildings, hotels, hospitals, schools and car parks between two and 15 storeys.

Mark added: “The CE Mark, alongside our existing production capabilities, contributes to us achieving the quality and flexibility that delivers projects on time and to the required high standard.

“By complying with the standard, JOHN W. LAYCOCK Ltd. can ensure that clients and contractors are given confidence throughout the supply chain – from the manufacture of steel sections to fabrication by qualified welders.”

In January 2021, the CE Mark will be replaced with the UKCA (UK Conformity Assessed) marking. Alcumus ISOQAR will transition from being a Notified Body to an Approved Body and our certification will transition across with no change to our existing scope of approval.