For many years Britain’s once thriving cable industry has fallen foul to substandard cable product – left to infiltrate the market and undercut the quality products that once made Britain great. Poor market surveillance has also taken its toll.

Construction Products Regulation (CPR), an EU piece of legislation could be the UK cable industry’s saviour and be a template for how building products should be categorised and market surveillance implemented. Yet a lack of desire to embrace the principle of the CPR, monitor the market, enforce the CPR and apprehend those who abuse it will be its downfall.