With effect from 1st July 2017, i.e. at the end of co-existence period, it will be obligatory for cables, having an intended use for permanent installation in buildings and construction works, to be accompanied by a Declaration of Performance (DoP) and to have CE marking under the CPR. This requirement relates only to the Reaction to Fire performance of the cables.
It is important to understand whether the cables intended use is for permanent installation in a building. A large percentage of cables supplied by BT Cables are intended for EXTERNAL USE and are thus, not affected by CPR. In the cases where some of these cables enter a building for a small length (e.g. Dropwires), a CPR classification will be made available along with all of the required technical documentation to ensure compliance with the Regulation. For other external cables such as CW1128 and its derivatives, these are purely for external use and thus, no CPR compliance is required.
It is also important to note, that cables PLACED ON THE
prior to July 1st 2017 are not subject to CPR and can be sold
on without any issue.
Below is a table of product from BT Cables which will be required to be CPR compliant. The table contains information pertaining to the expected Euroclass and also the timeframe when the cables are expected to achieve compliance, and from when the technical documentation is made available