Any supply of the (individual) construction product for the first time within the European Internal Market for distribution or use in the course of a commercial activity, whether in return for payment or free of charge.
NB: Every product or batch of products (that is, every window or every package / truckload of bricks) is placed on the market individually. The fact that similar products have been marketed before, does not change this. Therefore, manufacturers have to draw up a Declaration of Performance (DoP) and affix the CE marking pursuant to the Construction Products Regulation 305/2011for all the products entering the market, even if similar products had been commercialised before this date
These digits refer to the year that these kinds of products were made available on the market for the first time and therefore they will remain unchanged over the years as long as the performance of the product has not changed.
The declared performance of the product is expected to be achieved under the condition that the product is correctly installed. This is particularly relevant for products, which are sold as a kit in order to be installed in the final construction work.
Therefore, the role of the installation manual or installation instructions, which are provided by the manufacturer, is very important to ensure the correct installation of the product.
The DoP can be stored on a website but this should be linked to the CE Marking. If requested you must be able to supply this as a paper document.
No – To be able to declare performance there have to be a certificate issued by an Notified Body in own name.