European Standards for Chimneys

The EU Construction Products Regulation (No. 305/2011) (CPR) lays down the harmonised conditions for the sale and supply of constructions products and is directly applicable in its entirety into UK and Irish law. The Construction Product Regulations Mandate 105 “Chimney, flues and specific products” stipulates that the chimney and flue should be considered as “Part of the Building” and must comply with the CPR.

 

The Construction Products Regulation

  • Establishes the minimum performance requirements to ensure quality and safety, designated by the CE mark.
  • Specifies tasks and responsibilities for manufacturers and notified bodies.
  • Sets harmonised standards for each kind of product.

This is mandatory in all European countries.

 

Standards for Metal Chimneys

  • EN 1856-1. System chimneys
  • EN 1856-2. Liners and connecting flue pipes

 

CE Mark & Designation

One of the key elements of the European Standard for metal chimneys (EN 1856) requires a user-readable classification that designates the features of the products. The label showing the classification must be included with each flue component, making the job of selection the correct flue easier by allowing consultants to compare different flues. The CE Mark is the symbol (obligatory since April 2005) that certifies that a stainless steel chimney is in accordance with the EN 1856-1 and EN 1856 -2. Some manufacturers claim to produce products in accordance with the EN 1856-1 & 2 but are not CE tested. As safety is paramount to the Dinak product range, they have obtained the CE mark by the highly respected TUV in Munich.

Dinak CE Mark regulations

 This is mandatory in all European countries. Standards for Metal Chimneys EN 1856-1. System chimneys EN 1856-2. Liners and connecting flue pipes CE Designations One of the key features of the European Standard for metal chimneys (EN 1856) requires a user-readable classification that designations the features of the products. The label showing the classification must go with each flue component, making the job of selection the correct flue easier by allowing consultants to compare different flues.

 

Required Documentation

The Construction Products Regulation requires the manufacturer of materials to conduct Initial Type Tests (ITT) to get the chimney designation and provide a Declaration of Performance. The notified body is required to provide a Certificate of Factory Production Control (FPC) to check that the FPC of the manufacturer is fit for purpose and ensure the FPC is completed.

Example of Declaration of Performance and FPC Certificate

 

The Clean Air Actwith government legislation aimed at improving the environment, careful consideration must be given when installion a chimney/flue system

Clean Air Act legislation

 

For more information please download our updated Chimney & Flue Standards CIBSE CPD presentation.

 Presentation for CIBSE CPD – Metal Chimneys and Flues