GGF - Glass & Glazing Federation
Glass & Glazing Federation, is a trade association that represents over 60% of the home improvement industry.
7 Reasons why you should use a GGF Member:
- Your Deposit is Protected – Deposit Indemnity Scheme, up to 25% of your order value.
- All Companies are Vetted
- Companies work to a Code of Good Practice & GGF Glazing Manual
- Customer Charter
- FREE Conciliation Service
- Conduct is monitored and regulated
- Your installation will comply with the Building Regulations
You can visit the Glass Glazing Federation website at www.ggf.org.uk
Download the Glass & Glazing Federation code of practice
Fensa - Fenestration Self-Assessment Scheme
1. Regular assessment of FENSA double glazing companies by an ‘independent inspection body’
2. 10 year insurance backed guarantee available to the homeowner on every installation 3. FENSA Building Regulations certificate dispatched to the homeowner for every registered installation as proof of compliance
4. Your property will be compliant with Building Regulations without the added cost and time of arranging assessment by Building Control
CHAS - Contractors Health & Safety Assessment Scheme
CHAS is established as the market leader for health and safety pre-qualification in the UK. It is a non-commercial scheme available to suppliers (those who provide goods and services) and to organisations (buyers) looking for suitably competent suppliers.
GGF - Glass & Glazing Federation's Insurance backed Guarantee (IBG)
This is an independent Insurance backed Guarantee that is valid for 10 years. This scheme is operated via the GGF and a certificate of insurance is provided to you once the installation has been completed and registered with FENSA. The GGF ‘Guarantee Protection’ now provide.
You can visit the Glass Glazing Federation’s Insurance website at www.ggfi.org.uk
BFRC- British Fenestration Ratings Council
The BFRC Scheme is the UK’s national system for rating the energy efficiency of windows and is recognised within the Building Regulations as a method to show compliance for your replacement windows installation. Window energy Ratings use a consumer-friendly traffic-light style A-E ratings guide similar to that used on ‘white’ goods (such as fridges, freezers, washing machines etc). This ratings label can be used by you to make more informed choices about the energy efficiency of the windows you are looking to purchase.
BS 7412 (KM 537421)
All CR Windows, windows are made as standard following the requirements of BS 7412. This is the specification for plastic windows manufactured from PVCu extruded profiles. This means that the British Standards Institute (BSi) regularly tests our windows for quality, consistency and durability at their own testing facilities which allows for the window to be tested under extreme weather conditions as well as security testing.
BS 7950/7412 (KM 537422)
Specification for enhanced security performance of casement windows. This specification deals with the enhanced security performance of casement windows. The British Standards Institution for security has rigorously tested these windows. They are built to resist prolonged forced entry.
The Kitemark cannot be purchased and is only awarded following stringent independent testing and assessment of all parts of the business.
Our customers can now be assured that our survey and installation service has been independently assessed by BSI and gaining Kitemark certification ensures complete confidence that we will consistently meet the highest quality standards.
WIndow Energy Kitemark
All windows manufactured and installed by CR Windows are Energy Rated windows as endorsed by the British Standards Institute (BSI). The BSI kitemark scheme for Window Energy Rating provides a quality assured process and supporting audit trail from simulation of the WER through to installation and is therefore accepted by Building Control Bodies.
Secured by Design
All of our windows that we manufacture are accredited with ‘Secure by Design’ award. Secured by Design is owned by the Association of the Chief Police Officers (ACPO). Our windows provide you with the highest level of security available that are backed, approved and recommended by the Police Crime Prevention Office.
This is a not for profit organisation supported by the Government, building industry, retailers and consumer protection groups. We are full members of the Trustmark organisation thus providing you with further confidence that CR Windows Limited exceeds all standards and expectations.
Declaration of Performance
The CR Windows Declaration of Performance (DOP) Certificate identifies that your Windows and Doors purchased from CR Windows comply with the European Standard ‘CE’ Marking.
The Declaration of Performance (DOP) ensures complete traceability of your products from manufacture through to purchase and installation.
All Certified CR Windows Products have a non-perishable metallic label affixed to the inside of the frame that should be visible to the customer as evidence of the Compliance Standard required.
Best in the South West
Talk to us, we are a friendly bunch
Like what you see, or simply want to discuss options with one of our friendly sales team? Why not contact us or come and visit our Bristol showroom.
Come and visit our showroom
There will always be a friendly sales advisor on hand to discuss any requirements or questions that you may have, and there is a wealth of brochures and literature for you to take away and review at your leisure.