Roman Showers revamps and expands testing facilities
Shower designer and manufacturer, Roman, has revamped and expanded its testing room where all products are meticulously tested for performance and endurance to ensure conformity to CE Marking for Shower Enclosures after it was introduced as a mandatory legal standard in 2013. The refurbishment has cost over £50,000 and has been greatly assisted by peer brands in the sector such as Hansgrohe.
Roman is planning the transition from CE Marking to UKCA Marking for all products placed on the Great Britain market, in preparation for the change in legislation as of the 1st January 2022. The CE Mark indicates that a product complies with UK regulation, but it is a self-certification scheme and it is the manufacturer’s responsibility to ensure their products conform to the relevant regulations.
The BS EN14428 Standard tests for functional requirements to assess whether a shower enclosure meets the EU Construction Products Regulation and can legitimately carry the UKCA/CE Mark.
A water retention test ensures there is no leakage of the products – this is tested with a shower valve set at the stated pressure in the enclosure being tested, for a set amount of time.
In addition to this, Roman has recently signed up to support the #TerraCarta from HRH The Prince of Wales’ The Sustainable Markets Initiative. The Terra Carta provides a roadmap to 2030 for businesses to move towards an ambitious and sustainable future; one that will harness the power of Nature combined with the transformative power, innovation and resources of the private sector.
The company also incorporates the Circular Economy into everything it does and works with its suppliers to maximise the use of recycled materials. All cardboard is already manufactured from recycled paper and Roman’s own packaging itself is designed for recycling. EOL recycling is taken into account from the initial design stages to ensure all aspects of the company’s products can be recycled for future use.