Construction Product Regulations

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 MARKET 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

Cable Specification Product Euroclass Declarations of Performance
NR 30060* LSZH Eca DOP: BT0039
NR 00015 Duct & CST LSZH Eca To follow
CW1308B Internal external Eca DOP: BT0061
CW1308 PVC
Internal switchboard 2 - 10 pairs
Eca
DOP: BT1005
CW1308 PVC Internal switchboard 10 - 100 pairs Eca DOP: BT0050
CW1308 LSZH
Internal switchboard 2 - 6 pairs
Eca DOP: BT1035
CW1308 LSZH
Internal switchboard 10 - 200 pairs
Eca
DOP: BT0043
Dropwire 10b 2 pair drop cable F DOP: BT0030
CW1423 Jumper wires Eca DOP: BT1023
CW1383 Coax 3002 Eca DOP: BT1014
CW1128 5/0.5 CW1128 PET Standard F DOP: BT0017
CW1128
10/0.5 CW1128 PET Standard
F DOP: BT0019
CW1128
20/0.5 CW1128 PET Standard
F DOP: BT0021
CW1128/1198
5/0.5 CW1128/1198 PET Standard F DOP: BT0045
CW1128/1198 10/0.5 CW1128/1198 PET Standard F DOP: BT0046
CW1128/1198 20/0.5 CW1128/1198 PET Standard F DOP: BT0047

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