The following CEN standard is the industry response via its technical committee, CEN/TC 99 Wallcoverings, to a request by the European Commission.
Compliance is required for wallcoverings in roll form placed on the market in the EU and UK.
EN 15102 Decorative wallcoverings – Roll form
This harmonised standard* applies to wallcoverings in roll form supplied for hanging onto internal walls, partitions or ceilings, by means of an adhesive, whose primary purpose is decorative.
Annex ZA is the basis for the establishment of the Declaration of Performance (DoP) and CE marking required under Regulation (EU) No. 305/2011.
*Referred to as a designated standard in the UK.
The following CEN standards for product performance of wallcoverings are not known to be obligatory in the EU or other states that recognise CEN standards.
EN 233 Wallcoverings in roll form – Specification for finished wallpapers, wall vinyls and plastics wallcoverings
EN 234 Wallcoverings in roll form – Specification for wallcoverings for subsequent decoration
EN 259-1 Wallcoverings in roll form – Heavy duty wallcoverings – Part 1: Specifications
EN 266 Wallcoverings in roll form – Specification for textile wallcovering
EN 13085 Wallcoverings – Specification for cork rolls
The following CEN test method standards are used for compliance with the above product performance standards.
EN 259-2 Wallcoverings in roll form – Heavy duty wallcoverings – Part 2: Determination of impact resistance
EN 12149 Wallcoverings in roll form – Determination of migration of heavy metals and certain other elements, of vinyl chloride monomer and of formaldehyde release
EN 12956 Wallcoverings in roll form – Determination of dimensions, straightness, spongeability and washability
The following standard is of general assistance.
EN 235 Wallcoverings – Vocabulary and symbols
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Declaration of Performance (DoP) and CE mark:
Manufacturers have reported concern that some wallcovering products are being placed on the market in the EU without Declaration of Performance or CE mark. It is not known whether this is through ignorance of the requirements of the Construction Products Regulation or exploitation of a derogation (Article 5)in the CPR.
Previous advice from IGI indicated that individual product offered on the internet as custom made and supplied direct to the user may use this derogation. A recent proposal from BSI by two experts on the CPR and its predecessor the CPD suggests that the derogation is much more limited in its scope.
Publication of the proposal indicates that CE non- compliance is possibly a general problem for construction product manufacturers.