CE Mark Doorsets Overview
The traditional understanding in the UK of a doorset has been for the door (with essential ironmongery) to be factory fitted into the frame and delivered to site where no further work will be carried out to the door or frame other than fixing the frame to the prepared wall opening.
Interpreting CEN standards definition a CE Mark doorset is a kit of components placed or supplied to the construction market as a fully tested set and purchased in a single transaction from one legal entity. It is not a requirement for a CE marked doorset to have the door factory fitted to the frame.
BS EN 16034:01 entitled "Pedestrian doorsets, industrial, commercial, garage doors and openable windows. Product standard, performance characteristics. Fire resisting and/or smoke control characteristics" calls upon many other standards (in table ZA1 of annex ZA) to cover its requirements for various aspects of door performance. Changes to a tested doorset, including alteration in leaf size and choice of ironmongery can only be made in accordance with BS EN 15269-3 2012 (Extended application of test results).
This issue has been much debated over many years as the constant changes continue to be a source of confusion and frustration within our industry. Recent CEN correspondence has been released stating that EN 14351-2 (Product standard, performance characteristics. Internal pedestrian doorsets) will not be cited in Official Journal of European Union (OJEU) in November/December 2019 which was the expected publication date. This means that it is currently not possible to CE mark internal fire rated doorsets until the harmonisation of this standard occurs. Please be aware that as of 1 November 2019, the case that all external fire rated doorsets MUST be CE marked to both EN 16034 and EN 14351-1. This is due to the five year co-existence period for EN 16034 being at an end. Also, please note that fire rated door assemblies do not fall under the scope of EN 16034, therefore cannot be CE marked and are still perfectly legal to supply.