What are European standards in construction?
Harmonised European standards provide a technical basis to assess the performance of construction products. They enable manufacturers to draw up the Declaration of Performance as defined in the Construction Products Regulation, and affix the CE marking.
What is EU law regulations?
Regulations. A “regulation” is a binding legislative act. It must be applied in its entirety across the EU. For example, when the EU wanted to make sure that there are common safeguards on goods imported from outside the EU, the Council adopted a regulation.
Are EU regulations legally binding?
Regulations are legal acts that apply automatically and uniformly to all EU countries as soon as they enter into force, without needing to be transposed into national law. They are binding in their entirety on all EU countries.
Are Eurocodes mandatory?
Eurocodes became mandatory for the specification of European public works in 2010. They will become the de facto standard for the private sector.
Does EU law still apply in UK?
All EU law, across all policy areas, will still be applicable to and in the United Kingdom, with the exception of provisions of the Treaties and acts, which were not binding upon and in the United Kingdom before the entry into force of the Withdrawal Agreement. The same is true for acts amending such acts.
Is EU law common or civil?
The EU has a common judicial area governed by a regulation known as Recast Brussels I or the Brussels Regime. This regulation sets out a common set of rules governing which courts have jurisdiction in civil and commercial matters in the EU.
How are EU decisions made?
The Parliament reviews the proposals and passes decisions together with the Council of Ministers. The Council of Ministers and Parliament approve the laws together. The Commission controls that decisions are followed in all member states.
What is the European building policy?
European building policy has been under development since the 1990s. Under the leadership of the European Commission building standards and policies have gradually improved, taking into account issues such as financing solutions, renewable energies, indoor environmental quality, and the alleviation of energy poverty.
How has the EU legislation on buildings achieved the expected results?
HAS THE EU LEGISLATION ON BUILDINGS ACHIEVED THE EXPECTED RESULTS? Over the last years the EU has introduced key legislation for overcoming the lack of building renovation with the goal of reaching a decarbonised building stock by 2050.
What has the European Commission done for the building industry?
Under the leadership of the European Commission building standards and policies have gradually improved, taking into account issues such as financing solutions, renewable energies, indoor environmental quality, and the alleviation of energy poverty.
What are the legal requirements for building renovation in Poland?
In Poland, in case of building renovation, the reconstructed elements must meet the existing levels of thermal insulation for new buildings. For example, if an external wall is rebuilt it must be insulated respecting current U-value requirements.