Since July 2014, structural steelwork and aluminium fall under the Construction Products Regulation (CPR). This means aluminium or structural steel CE marking must be secured to show compliance with EN 1090-1 (the harmonised European standard that applies to structural metalwork).
To conform with this standard, we have to maintain a Factory Procedure Control system (FPC) which is audited regularly by a notified body.
From the moment we receive your enquiry, the quality process starts. We perform a Technical Review of your design to ensure that we can fabricate the product to the EN1090:1 standard, and notify you of any findings.
An inspection & test plan (IPT) is created where we insert hold points for inspection of each stage during the fabrication process.
Certified materials are sourced from approved suppliers and traceability is maintained throughout the process right up to completion of the fabrication.
Our fabricators & welding plants are tested & certified by independent bodies to ensure we maintain the highest quality & comply with the EN 1090:1 standard.
Where required, Magnetic Particle inspection (MPI) testing is performed to ensure the welding is of the highest standard. All welds are 100% visually inspected in the factory before the fabrication is signed off.
When all the requirements of the standard have been met, the fabrication is signed off, and a Declaration of Performance (DoP) certificate is issued. You now have the peace of mind that your product is CE marked and produced to the highest standard.
A copy of our EN 1090: 1 (EXC 2) FPC certificate is available on request.