At the end of November and the beginning of December 2020, the annual audits took place for the certificates EN 14351-1: 2006 + A2: 2016 and EN 16034-1: 2014, which relate to the escape function and fire-resistant function of our exterior doors. We successfully passed the audits again.
This allows us to continue to produce our exterior doors with fire-resistant and escape function with CE marking. Both certificates are part of the European Construction Products Regulation (CPR).
First fire-resistant doors under CE marking
At the end of 2018, Alara-Lukagro was the first producer in the Netherlands to be certified for making fire-resistant exterior doors under the CE marking. Since then, an annual audit has been carried out in which authorized authorities checks whether we may continue to use the CE marking.
From November 1, 2019, all fireproof doors must comply with uniform European regulations. In order to demonstrate that a product has been tested for these European standards, it must be visibly provided with a CE marking.
Every year, an audit by authorized authorities checks whether we can continue to use the CE marking and whether we can continue to apply it to our doors. The audit of EN 14351-1: 2006 + A2: 2016 was done by SKG-IKOB and the audit of EN 16034-1: 2014 by Efectis Nederland B.V.
CE marking for interior doors
The EN 14351-2 standard is ready, but it has yet to be published in the OJEU (Official Journal of the European Union) together with the corresponding coexistence period. Only then will it be clear when the standard will be voluntary and (after the coexistence period) mandatory.
When the time comes, Alara-Lukagro is ready to also supply interior doors as CE-certified door frame combinations.