CE Marking Structural Steel

Pace fabricate a wide range of structural steel to the CE Mark standard, BS EN 1090:1+2 EXC2.

Trusted Partner

We aim to become a trusted partner for our clients, by making sure our structural steel projects are on time, on budget, and finished to a very high standard. Our work always demonstrates precision and attention to detail.

We were one of the first contractors in Essex to attain the CE Mark for structural steel. This demonstrates our technical excellence, and our commitment to quality.

Factory Production Control System

CE Marking Logo

Our CE Mark certification demonstrates that Pace has a fully operational Factory Production Control system ("FPC") in place for structural steel fabrication work. It also shows that the FPC has been assessed and approved by a suitable certification body.

Our FPC covers the procedures in place to allow us to maintain consistency in quality. It also keeps records to enable us to make improvements.

Execution Class 2

Pace is certified to Execution Class 2 ("EXC2"). Execution Class 2 is appropriate for the vast majority of buildings constructed in the UK, except the very largest.

It is usually appropriate for:

  • Office blocks up to 15 floors
  • Residential buildings, including hotels and apartments, up to 15 floors
  • Educational buildings up to 15 floors
  • Car parks up to 6 floors
  • Hospital buildings up to 3 floors

EXC2 certification means Pace can also work to the EXC1 standard. To meet the requirements of EXC2 it is also neccesary to meet Part 3 of standard EN ISO 3034, Welding Quality Management Systems.


As well as bespoke strcutural steel fabrications Pace supply a wide range of structural steel products, including RSJs, univesal beams, and universal columns. They regularly deliver around Harlow and throughout Essex.

There's more information here.

BS EN 1090:1+2

All structural steel must be CE marked to show it's compliance with British Standard BS EN 1090:1+2 This standard is entitled “Execution of steel structures and aluminium structures.”. It is equivalent to the international ISO 3834 standard.

There's more about BS EN 1090 here and the full document may be purchased here.

Why CE Marking for Structural Steel?

Structural steel is safety critical, and the consequences of a failure could be devastating. CE Marking ensures that all structural steel has been produced to an appropriate and safe standard.

Structural Steel Legal Requirements

On 1st July 2014 it became a legal requirement that all structural steel carries a CE Mark. The mark shows that it is produced according to a verified Factory Production Control system.

About CE Marking

CE marking indicates that a product meets the relevant EU standards.  These standards are consistent across all EU countries, plus the countries outside the EU which belong to the single market. Therefore a CE Mark product can be sold in all EU and Single Market countries without any further certification.

CE Marking Steel and Brexit

The requirement to use CE mark steel in structural applications will remain in place after the UK leaves the EU. The CE standards are also British standards, and the legal requirement is enacted in UK law.

Can Pace help?

We're happy to discuss your requirements for CE Structural Steel. Simply contact us or visit our Essex workshop.

CE Logo
This diagram defines the appearance of the CE logo.