A Guide to UKCA Marking and Meeting Construction Products Regulations in the UK

Update: UK Government Extends Indefinite Recognition of CE Marking

The UK government declared on August 1 that the acceptance of CE marking for the authorization of a wide range of goods in Great Britain will now be unlimited in time. This decision impacts goods governed by 18 regulations under the Department for Business and Trade (DBT), encompassing categories such as electrical devices, machinery, gas appliances, personal protective equipment (PPE), pressure equipment, and measuring tools.

It’s important to note, however, that products under the Construction Products Regulation (CPR) must still adopt the UKCA marking by July 1, 2025. Further details on this requirement can be found in our article here: UKCA Marking Deadline 2025: Urgent Compliance for Construction Products Required.

Below are some common questions regarding UKCA marking for products in the UK.

If you need help or guidance in ensuring your products meet compliance standards for both UKCA Marking and CE Marking, visit our sister site Product Compliance Support.

What is the UKCA mark?

When does UKCA marking start?

What is different about UKCA marking?

What stays the same for CE and UKCA marking?

Can UK conformity assessment bodies certify CE marked products?

Can EU Notified Bodies certify UKCA marked products?

Is the UKCA Marking required in Northern Ireland?

What is the UKNI marking?

Does CE-marked stock need UKCA marking?

What size, shape and colour does the UKCA marking need to be?

What kind of labels do I need for the UKCA marking?

What is in the Technical Documentation or Technical File required by UKCA marking?

What are the differences between CE and UKCA technical documentation

How do I complete a UK Declaration of Conformity?

UKCA Declaration of Conformity – Example

Below is an example of a Declaration of Conformity suitable for products meeting UK product compliance and/or regulations and therefore suitable for displaying the UKCA Mark.

If you need advice on UKCA marking or CE Marking then our experts here at ARC are ready to talk to you.

Our sister company, Product Compliance Support, also has a team of CE Marking experts, ready to offer support and guidance for all your product compliance requirements. We also provide a selection of CE Marking Declaration of Conformity Templates for purchase.

CE Marking and UKCA Marking Templates

We have a selection of templates available on our sister site Product Compliance Support. Click the image below to access our templates shop.