The AENOR N Mark is a voluntary quality mark recognised by the administration in multiple sets of legislation, such as the Technical Building Code (CTE) and the Directive on Structural Concrete (EHE-08).
It is also a particularly invaluable guarantee of conformity with public and private requirements, as it demonstrates compliance with the limits specified in legislation and bidding conditions and, in the case of some cement products not covered by the CE Mark, it is an alternative to regulatory approval.
AENOR considers the limits established in the main areas of legislation in its certification regulations. This allows it to build trust among N mark product users, and, where relevant, makes it easier to verify conformity with regulations and to receive goods on-site.
In total, Technical Building Code (CTE) it is the regulatory framework that establishes the conditions that must be met by buildings in terms of the basic safety and habitability requirements established by the Building Standards Law (LOE).
The N Mark is recognised by the Ministry of Public Works and Transport as a Technical Building Code quality mark for certain products in the following groups:
This recognition means that the Administration is sufficiently confident in the products certified under the AENOR N Mark and considers that the use of these products in buildings contributes to compliance with the basic requirements set forth in legislation. For this reason, using products with the N mark benefits everyone involved in constructing a building. The entities that issue these certificates are accredited by ENAC, in accordance with standard EN ISO/IEC17065 and endorsed by the Public Administration responsible for official recognition.
The Directive on Structural Concrete EHE-08 establishes a set of technical specifications that products and implementation processes must comply with in their fields of activity.
On a voluntary basis, these products may feature quality marks that prove their conformity with the standards, regulatory provisions and specific regulations of the bodies that issue the symbols in question.
The AENOR Mark is recognised by the Ministry of Public Works and Transport as the officially recognised symbol of the EHE-08 for certain
Products with officially recognised logos have a higher guaranteed quality level than required by EHE-08 due to rigorous product controls in the factory, external verification and testing in independent laboratories accredited by ENAC in accordance with the standard EN ISO 17025, as well as audits and inspections of the company's facilities, raw materials and quality system. The entities that issue these certificates are accredited by ENAC in accordance with standard EN ISO/IEC 17065 and endorsed by the Public Administration responsible for official recognition (RD 1247/2008, which approves the EHE-08).
The certificate of conformity with standards established by the AENOR Mark is recognised by the Spanish Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism for different
fire protection products..
Royal Decree 513/2017, which approves the Regulations on Fire Protection Systems, establishes that compliance with the requirements for devices, equipment, systems and the components thereof must be justified, when necessary, through third-party certification that enables the products at issue to feature the corresponding marks, such as the AENOR Mark. The entities that issue these certificates are accredited by ENAC, in compliance with standard EN ISO/IEC 17065.
AENOR Mark for cement is an Officially Recognised Symbol, in accordance with the Directive on the Reception of Cement (RC-16) of the Ministry of Public Works and Transport, that includes the requirements of the Directive on Structural Concrete (EHE-08) and the requirements relating to water-soluble chromium content (VI) of Presidential Order PRE/1954/2004 that transposes Directive 2003/53/EC.
It has been declared by the Ministry of Industry as an alternative to regulatory approval, in accordance with Royal Decree 1313/1988, which states that the cement used in manufacturing concrete and mortar must be approved for all kinds of pre-manufactured works and products, when the cement at issue is not covered by the CE mark, in accordance with the European Construction Products Regulation.
Entities that issue these certificates are accredited by ENAC in accordance with standard EN ISO/IEC 17065 and endorsed by the Public Administration responsible for official recognition.
Royal Decree 358/1985 of 23 January, which states that the taps and related fittings used in personal hygiene facilities, kitchens and laundry rooms must be subject to technical standards and be approved by the Ministry of Industry and Energy, also sets forth a mandatory requirement to comply with the technical standards governing taps and related fittings.
The conformity certificate of the AENOR N Mark for taps and related fittings has the same value as an approval, as it is an alternative recognised by the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism.
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