UKCA (formally known as CE Marking)

ce approved steel fabrication company legal requirement since 2014

This page is to give our customers all the information regarding the legal requirement of UKCA (formally CE)

BS EN 1090 CE marking was passed in 2014 applying to all structural steel fabrication works (including balconies, staircases, canopies, fire escapes, balustrade) meaning any company or person making products in steel MUST comply to.  Each and every job must pass a 3rd party structural engineer design, every welder must be tested, machines calibrated, traceability on materials and welds recorded and a declaration of Conformance Certificate issued. Third party weld inspections and an annual audit by a consultant..  Any person or company manufacturing structural steel products that full under of the following categories MUST conform and to order a product from one of these non conforming companies could result in the product failing or getting condemned by building control. This includes architectural metalwork including Balconies, balustrade, staircases, canopies.

UKCA marking came into effect on 1st January 2021, but in most cases businesses are still able o use CE marking until 1st January 2022.  This transition period is to provide time for businesses to adapt, however, in some cases the change needs to be immediate. 

The CE mark on a product indicates that it conforms to EU legislation regarding health, safety, and environmental requirements.  It is a declaration of conformity given by the manufacturer or importer.  It also indicates that the product may be sold anywhere within the European Economic Area (EEA), regardless of which country it originated from.  The CE marking is required for most products being sold across the EEA.

UK conformity Assessed (UKCA) marking is the UK product marking used for goods being placed on the market within Great Britain, and applies to most goods that were previously subject to CE marking.  The requirements, as well as processes and standards used to affirm conformity, remain the same as CE marking.

Bradfabs have been a CE approved steel fabrication company since the legislation's inception in 2014 and have been compliant with it since.  The transition from CE to UKCA marking will present no substantial changes to our company besides a logo change on our products. 



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