Since 1 July 2014, all steel frames used in the UK must be CE Marked. All RIDBA members who manufacture frames have met the legal requirements to CE Mark their relevant products.
This requires the Frame Manufacturer (FM) to correctly design the building to the relevant standards and have a factory quality control system in place, which complies with the requirements of BS EN 1090-1.
Both the FM’s design process and their Factory Quality Control (FQC) systems are checked on an annual basis by a Notified Body (NB), accredited by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service. Following the initial assessment by the NB, the FM is accredited to CE Mark their frames and their compliance is then checked bi-annually by the NB.
To help their steel frame manufacturer members comply with the requirements, RIDBA developed a Design Protocol and a Factory Quality Control Manual.
Download RIDBA guidance: CE Marking for Fabricated Steelwork and Aluminium Structures