Hardware specialist VBH has been awarded the new BSI Kitemark for Building Hardware used in Windows and Doorsets. VBH is among the first companies to have achieved this certification.
To achieve the hardware mark, VBH submitted various window and door samples to BSI for testing to all of the relevant UK quality standards.
The hardware covered includes products for the manufacture of outward opening, and tilt and turn windows, residential doors, bi-fold doors, lift slide doors, inline sliding patio doors and the Greenteq Invisifold slide and fold door system. As well as the company’s own Greenteq hardware, the Kitemark hardware schedule also covers products from many of VBH’s partner brands including AGB, Yale and Roto.
Rob Norman, VBH’s business development manager, said: “Naturally, it takes a lot to achieve this Kitemark. But the benefits to us and our customers are many. Not only is the Kitemark a badge of quality for our products, it also gives added credence to our Q-secure consumer guarantee, as all the hardware on our Kitemark schedule is also on our Q-secure Approved Hardware list.
“It also gives us the possibility to help VBH customers more easily achieve their own accreditation. Depending on what steps they take, this can lead to gaining additional business from the new build and commercial sectors.” Further information on the products covered by the Kitemark, and how VBH can help in achieving accreditation, can be requested by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, visit www.vbhgb.com or call 01634 263 263.