UKCA mark to appear on heating equipment

Navien has issued a reminder to installers and heating engineers to be prepared for the final transition in product marking from CE to UKCA for domestic gas boilers and water heaters, which will be completed in 2023.

The change in regulations means that all appliances installed in England, Wales and Scotland must have a UKCA marking, rather than the CE certification which previously applied. Originally the transition was scheduled to be completed in 2022; however, following industry and government consultation, it has now been delayed to 1st January 2023.

Coming into effect due to the withdrawal of the UK from the EU at the end of 2020, the UKCA (UK Conformity Assessed) marking is the new UK product marking that is used for goods – including domestic boilers and water heaters – being placed on the market in Great Britain. It covers most goods which previously required the CE marking.

Sean Keleher, national technical manager, says: “When Brexit happened, we knew there would be changes ahead for our industry – and this transition from CE marking to UKCA marking is one of them. The good news is that, despite the change in marking, both installers and homeowners can be reassured that all Navien products will still be manufactured to stringent standards, remaining highly reliable and safe.

“We have ensured that all our boilers – whether gas or oil – will boast the UKCA mark (as well as the UKNI mark for Northern Ireland) by January 2023. So installers can rest easy in the knowledge that by choosing Navien, they’ll already be in compliance.”

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