Components not covered by or excempted from the approval requirement

This page lists building components not covered by or excempted from the approval requirement. The list is not complete and will be edited as needed.

In the following you can find a list of building components not covered by or excempted from the approval requirement. 

  • Building components that are part of non-permanent installations, e.g. water treatment systems (water filters), cold and hot drinks machines, water coolers, ice cube machines, refrigerators and freezers with water coolers, etc.
    Such building components that are not requiring approval for use with drinking water can be subject to documentation requirements in accordance with other legislations, e.g. the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration's requirement for food contact materials.

  • Building components that are installed as part of the fixed installation, but are solely placed on the market or sold in Denmark for purposes other than for use in connection with drinking water, e.g. "outdoor valves", taps for boiling water, taps for showers, when they are solely placed on the market or sold for other purposes (e.g. bidets, showers, tubs and boiling water).

  • Connecting hoses connecting a non-permanent water filter when they are connected after the draining point.

  • Chrome-plated compression nuts for joints between galvanised pipes and copper pipes that do not come into contact with drinking water.

  • Built-in cisterns, toilets and corresponding connection hoses where draining points are not part of the installation.

  • Water heaters, hot water tanks, water cookers and boiling water storage heaters that do not lead (cold) drinking water to the draining points.

  • Building component assessed as not having or having only marginal contact with drinking water, e.g. O-rings, flax/hemp, jointing compounds, tap lubricant, PTFE tape for threaded joints, sealing cord for threaded joints, adhesive and other anaerobic sealants used in threaded joints, solder, thread cutting lubricant, friction agent for plastic pipes.

  • Building component with no significant contact with drinking water in terms of time, e.g. aerators.

  • Building components made of electric or hot-dip zinc plated steel/ galvanized steel.

  • Building components made of copper.

  • Building components that are used as a permanent or temporary repair of leaking water pipes, such as collar leak clamps and repair clamps, but alone are intended for the repair of such small leaks that the product has no or only a very marginal contact with drinking water.

If in doubt as to whether a building component is not covered or excempted by the Executive Order, please see the Guidelines or contact the Danish Authority of Social Services and Housing for guidance. 


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