Construction Products Regulations

Market Surveillance of Construction Products
While the CPR came into force and has direct legal application across the entire European Union since 1 July 2013, each Member State is responsible for regulating for its own market surveillance activities in accordance with the specific requirements of the CPR and the broader overarching requirements of Chapter III of Regulation (EU) No. 765/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 July 2008 setting out the requirements for accreditation and market surveillance relating to the marketing of products and repealing Regulation (EEC) No 339/9.

In Ireland, the European Union (Construction Products) Regulations 2013 (S.I. No.225 of 2013 provide for the:

  • market surveillance of construction products having regard to the requirements of the CPR and Regulation (EU) No. 765/2008,
  • establishment of building control authorities as the market surveillance authorities for construction products (although the Minister has power to appoint other competent authorities to undertake market surveillance in respect of specific products areas),
  • appointment of authorised officers and their powers in respect of market surveillance,
  • offences, penalties and prosecutions, and
  • the destruction or disposal of construction products where a person has been convicted on indictment of certain offences under the regulations.

“The DHLGH has issued a guide on their website on the marketing and use of aggregate concrete blocks to EN 771-3 in Ireland. See Link below: 

This guide aims to facilitate clearer communication within the supply chain regarding the declared performance of essential characteristics, having regard to national provisions in Ireland. 

Through clearer communication within the supply chain, specifiers, designers, builders, certifiers and end users should be more informed when specifying and choosing aggregate concrete blocks that are: 

  • fit for intended use  
  • suitable for the conditions in which they are to be used 

Appropriate specifications and choices will help secure compliance with the Building Regulations 1997 to 2021. “

Further information

Building Control Authority,
Kerry County Council,
Fire Station, Balloonagh,
Tralee, Co. Kerry.
Telephone: (066) 7123111
Email: [email protected]

DCC-NBCO National Market Surveillance Unit
Email: [email protected]


Contact Us

Building Control
Tralee Fire Station
Balloonagh, Tralee
Co Kerry, V92X858
Tel: 066/7123111
Fax: 066/7129433
Email Building Control
Opening Hours:
09:00 to 17:00 Monday to Friday

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