When building or decorating our homes, we want to make sure materials such as curtains, carpet or furniture fabrics are safe. Checking the flammability of those items is highly advisable, given that our loved ones’ safety is at stake. However, we spend our time in other places too: the office, concert halls, public buildings, schools and hospitals. But how do we know all construction products have properly been selected?
To address this, the European regulators introduced the Construction Product Directive (CPD) to classify fire safety in 1989, which later became the Construction Product Regulation (CPR) in 2011.