MTC Card from Certass

Any company in the existing Certass scheme does not have to do anything immediately. Certass will contact every scheme member within their current membership year and arrange to carry out a knowledge test and site assessment. 1. Joining Certass Installation companies can become a Certass member for a £90 joining fee. Ongoing membership cost is £23.50+ VAT Following installation inspections are £90 per visit 2. MTC qualification Each person being assessed for MTC qualification will be charged £175+ VAT (the same for surveyors or [...]

What does Minimum Technical Competence (MTC) mean to your business?

From June this year there are big changes happening to the way you can self-certify window and door installations. 1. What is a Competent Persons Scheme (CPS)? The Department for Communities and Local Government licenses all Competent Persons Schemes. Membership of a CPS enables installers to self-certify that installations comply with Building Regulations. Installers who are not a member of a CPS can still comply with Building Regulations by applying to the Local Authority Building Control department who will then carry out [...]

LinkedIn for business

LinkedIn isn’t a static business directory for people to find your contact details and move on. It’s a chance for potential customers to check you and your business out. LinkedIn is evolving constantly and a more powerful business tool than you might think at first glance Here we give you some ideas on how to update your LinkedIn profile and keep it fresh for your connections. Download here>>

5 tips on using Facebook

Five new ways to use Facebook to boost your business You might have thought that Facebook was for kids but in the UK there are over 30 million Facebook users. So you might be missing a trick if your company doesn’t have a page. Here’s 5 quick steps to make Facebook work for your business. Number one – if you haven’t set up a Facebook page yet – create one today. It’s completely free of charge and a great way to promote [...]

Fully sculptured aluminium window & door suite

Aluminium windows designed for UK homes Now aluminium bi-fold doors are firmly established as a home improvement product more homeowners are looking to the slimline benefits of aluminium for replacement windows and doors as well. The problem is most aluminium windows on the market are designed for commercial. Aluminium frames are usually square in section with little kerb appeal to attract homeowners. Haven Mirage is the first aluminium window and door suite designed for the UK domestic market. Haven Mirage is a [...]

We want your installation photos!

Let us help you get great testimonials from your customers Receive £100 and be in with a chance of winning £500 worth of Dewalt power tools too! For Window Warehouse, customer testimonials have long been a great way for us to understand how we are performing and how we can continue to help your business. In the age of social media and the ‘sharing’, ‘commenting’ and ‘liking’ that comes with it, testimonials are even more useful and important for all of [...]

FlushSash is a new opportunity for installers

Heritage style windows are set to be the big trend this year. As homeowners start to spend more on improvements there’s a growing demand for windows and doors that add extra style and character to period properties. But owners still want the low maintenance, energy efficiency and security benefits that PVCu offers. With the heritage trend growing, customers have asked us for a high quality PVCu window to offer homeowners. We’ve launched the new Halo FlushSash because it fills this [...]

How to meet building control when fitting a Guardian Warm Roof

We recently heard of a company falling foul of Building Control requirements when replacing an old conservatory roof with a new Guardian Solid Warm Roof. Unless your sunlounge is used as an entrance porch you will need Building Regulations approval. For more details visit Guardian FAQs here. Below is a simple process to make sure you keep within the Building Regulation guidelines using the Building Control Approval service from ASW (Consultants) Ltd. See their website for full details. There are some costs [...]

It got to be A

More cost effective ‘A’ WER windows from Window Warehouse More homeowners that ever are asking for ‘A’ energy rated windows. In a recent survey of installers across the south coast 81% of respondents said energy ratings were important or extremely important in selling windows to homeowners. Against this demand for ‘A’ energy rated windows it’s easy to lose sales or profit by having to use a more expensive glass unit. We started working with customers a long time ago to make sure [...]

New stay guard exceeds BS7950 requirements

We’ve changed to the new high tensile steel Stay-Guard Elite for all Haven casement windows. This new stay guard provides even better security and has achieved the highest load rate for any friction stay defence device – over twice the requirement of the BSI pass. Stay-Guard is protected to a standard of 350 hours salt spray resistance. And unlike many devices there are no route holes penetrating the reinforcement chamber keeping moisture out. It is now standard on our range of Haven [...]