With the registration of installer Heathfield Windows, the first end-to-end glazing supply chain has become CORGI Fenestration registered – from system house Liniar to fabricators Whiteline to installers Heathfield Windows.
“Our vision was about creating a quality mark for the complete glazing sector supply chain, from top to bottom,” commented Chris Mayne, CORGI Fenestration CEO.
“Individual fabricators and installers are registering solely – and they will experience significant business benefits from doing so.
“But there are enhanced benefits, both for companies and consumers, of a fully registered supply chain such as the Liniar-Whiteline-Heathfield one.
“This will provide product traceability for homeowners, meaning the product installed is the same product tested and approved. It will also mean quality production and installation, a more qualified workforce and, ultimately, more reassurance for homeowners.”
Steve Milham, MD of both Whiteline and Heathfield Windows, believes that the CORGI Fenestration mark will prove invaluable to both his fabricator business and his installer network because of the levels of consumer recognition for the brand.
“I believe that the CORGI Fenestration brand is well known to homeowners. It provides a quick simple statement detailing the benefits of membership and the assurances it brings, rather than the complicated explanation currently used to justify the installation process,” Steve commented.
“With confidence comes trust and with trust comes the ability to advise and sell what’s right for the client in their own personal situation.”
Established in 1982 and formerly a member of FENSA, Heathfield Windows installs windows, doors and conservatories as well as soffits and facias in the South East of England
“So much of this industry is rife with those taking short cuts,” continued Steve. “With no real policing of the industry going on, I can only see things getting worse.
“CORGI Fenestration gives me and my company the chance to shout about who we are, what we do and why we do it. It’s a badge we will wear with pride.
“The scheme is simple, uncomplicated and you are judged on your merits as a company. The notification process is easy to use and we no longer have the added headache of repeating information to others,” Steve concluded.
The CORGI Fenestration Installer Scheme provides everything that existing glazing Competent Persons Schemes’ (FENSA, CERTASS, Assure etc) offer – online self-certification, financial protection and a homeowner certificate.
The CORGI scheme also provides some extremely valuable extras, such as the use of the CORGI Fenestration Quality Mark recognised by 74% of consumers*, RateYourInstallation, a free TripAdvisor type customer rating scheme, excellent service and customer care plus much more besides.
*1,000 consumers across England, Scotland and Wales were interviewed by telephone. The respondents were representative of the general population.