Testing and Certification

/ Supplying tried and tested products that have been proven over the last 15 years.

/ Our door hardware continues to go through a rigorous testing programme in conjunction with UKAS-approved notified testing laboratories to meet and exceed the market requirements.

/ CE and UKCA Marking

  • CE Certificates (COCOP) – Certificate Of Constancy Of Performance.  A basic level of certification designed to satisfy the minimum requirements for a product to be placed on the European market.  Evaluation is against European technical specifications such as harmonised standards and European Technical Approvals.  If you are putting a controlled door closing device on a fire/smoke door(s) it must be CE marked.

  • The UKCA (UK Conformity Assessment) mark is the new UK product marking that will be required for certain products being placed on the market in Great Britain (England, Wales and Scotland). It covers most products that previously required the CE mark.
    It will not be recognized in the EU market. Products that require CE marking will still need a CE marking to be sold in the EU.

  • Where applicable Sparka has available to download the relevant DoP (Declaration of Performance) which assumes legal responsibility for the conformity of the product.

 / Third-party Product Certification

  • High level third party certification against rigorous standards International, European, British or Industry standards. Evaluation involves initial type testing, auditing of quality management, establishment of a comprehensive field of application and factory production control procedures, auditing and labelling.  The most popular third party certification providers in the UK are IFC Certification and Certifire.

/ Building Regulations

Building Regulations - Part B - Approved Document B covers Fire Safety

Note: The Building Regulations 1991 Approved Document B 2000 Edition requires that all fire-resisting doors (with the exception of locked cupboard/duct doors and internal domestic doors) be fitted with an appropriate self-closing device.

Building Regulations - Part M - Approved Document M covers Access to and Use of Buildings


If you require any more help, do not hesitate to contact our industry leading technical support line where we can offer independent advice on; Third-party Certification, British Standards, The Equality Act (Formerly the DDA), Building Regulations, Harmonised Standards and more.

We are Sparka

/ Helping to make fire door hardware simple for builders to buy and comply with building regulations.