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.
CE marking indicates that the manufacturer has met the minimum legal requirements for their products in regard to health and safety under European Directives. CE marking is not, therefore, intended to be a quality mark.
The letters CE on a product are intended for regulatory surveillance authorities. They represent the manufacturer's claim that the requirements of all relevant European Directives have been satisfied. Many products are covered by these Directives and for some, such as toys, it is a legal requirement to mark the product accordingly. CE marking on a product, its packaging or accompanying information indicates that the minimum levels of quality and health and safety have been met. CE marking provides for the product to move freely throughout the European Single Market.
Secure By Design is an organisation that was established in 1989 and is owned by the Association of Chief Police Officers (SCPO). SBD was created to offer the consumer piece of mind that the product they were buying adhered to high security standards that were recognised by the police.
Companies must be certificated for production to PAS24:2016 enhanced security for domestic windows. (BSI Kite-mark, BBA certificate, BM-Trada Q-Mark, BWF-TWAS or equivalent).
Being a member of the Secure By Design scheme means Garrard Windows are entitled to use the Secured by Design logo and promote the term 'Police Preferred Specification' on products which have passed the tests specified by ACPO Secured by Design
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