Many of Renaissance At Home’s products need to fulfil UKCA marking requirements to ensure that they conform with certain safety, health and environmental necessities. The UKCA (UK Conformity Assessed) marking requirements are a new introduction to replace existing CE markings, which have been introduced following the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union.
We understand that our customers may want reassurance regarding the markings on our products, so here’s an explanation of how the new markings impact businesses, customers and products.
Difficult Times For UK Businesses
The UKCA marking requirements were due to be applicable from 31st December this year, but thankfully, businesses have been given a level of leniency due to the challenges of the last two years. Brexit has meant that businesses have had to comply with new import and export procedures, as they now move products over newly applicable borders. This has meant business owners have had to spend time and money researching how new rules apply to them and changing their logistics to comply with new and complex regulations.
Not long after, the arrival of Covid on our shores in March 2020 presented new challenges. Businesses had to introduce strict social distancing between colleagues in the workplace, which slowed down production and some had to enter a period of shutdown. Operating together, Brexit and Covid were both huge disruptions for business owners.
The good news is that businesses are now seeing growth again! To ask businesses to adopt the new UKCA marking requirements when they are recovering has been recognised by the government as a possible hindrance to growth, which is why they will allow manufacturers to continue using the existing CE markings until the end of December 2024. Until that date, businesses can use either marking, giving them some much-welcomed breathing space.
The government will continue to recognise the CE marking for 2 years, giving businesses until 31 December 2024 to prepare for the UKCA marking. Until that date, they have the freedom to use either marking, giving much more flexibility over the next few years.
What Do The CE And UKCA Marking Requirements Mean To You As Our Customer?
Our Cast Iron Radiators, Steel Radiators, Anthracite Radiators, and Carron Stoves all require a CE or UKCA marking. Over the next two years, we will be slowly moving over to the UKCA system. Until then we’d like to reassure you that whichever mark you find on our products, they conform to safety, health and environmental requirements, providing the highest possible standards for you as a customer.
At Renaissance At Home, we pride ourselves on the exceptional level of customer service we offer. If you’d like any further information about how the UKCA marking requirements affect your past or future purchases, then please get in touch with our team on 01400 263309 or by emailing email@example.com today.