Guardian: "how noise pollution kills thousands each year"

Noise is increasingly becoming an issue in urban areas, and research is increasingly linking noise disturbance to serious mental and physical health issues, as highlighted by this article. Fitting noise reducing windows can make a huge difference, as the windows and doors are usually the main weak point in the building’s fabric for acoustics.

Bereco joins Bluesky Certification

Bereco Group chooses Bluesky Certification 250Independent certification and testing is extremely important to Bereco, supplier of high quality, high specification windows and doors, and after a recent switch, it’s Bluesky Certification who is delivering the complete package.

“We do a lot of product testing to give customers complete peace of mind,” says Nicola Harrison, General Manager at Bereco. “Timber windows have been maligned over the years, so we tackle the misconceptions about the quality and longevity for timber windows and doors with certification. That’s why we test all our products to a much higher level than other timber window and door manufacturers. We like the unequivocal proof that comes with the independent testing and certification. Our windows and doors provide low maintenance and an impressive 60-year life span. “With Bluesky Certification we have joined the schemes for  General Performance Windows and Doors, and Enhanced Security Windows and Doors to meet the requirement for Secured by Design. Also, we have certification for our advanced coating systems, to provide independent verification of the quality of our finish.

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A Swift switchover to Bluesky

Swift Joinery Sign Up Bluesky CertificatoinSwift Joinery Manufacturers Ltd has switched to the Bluesky Certification General Performance Windows and Doors, and Enhanced Security Windows and Doors that meet the requirement for the Secured by Design Scheme. “Switching to Bluesky Certification is really easy,” says Louisa Roberts, Sales Coordinator at Swift Joinery Manufacturers, manufacturers of timber windows and external doors.

“A lot of the work we do is for commercial projects, so having all the relevant certification in place is important for our customers. The switchover process was a paperwork exercise which Simon Beer and the team at Bluesky Certification made painless. They managed the whole process for us.

“We were looking to change as our previous provider wasn’t giving us the support we needed. Bluesky was recommended to us, and I recognised Simon Beer’s name. After a conversation with him, we were able to get our certification switched over very quickly.”

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Fire door training from Bluesky Certification at Cambridge Fire Research

Cambridge Fire Reasearch 250

With all the publicity surrounding fire doors, Bluesky Certification is offering a one-day training course about fire doors at Cambridge Fire Research on Tuesday 13 March 2018. “The aim of the day is to give delegates an insight into what is important when specifying, manufacturing or installing fire doors, including what can go wrong,” explains Simon Beer, Managing Director at Bluesky Certification.

The day will focus on a fire test demonstration, which will show what is involved in testing, as well as demonstrating the impact of typical issues that are commonly found on site. In addition to the live demonstration there will be sessions on regulations and how they relate to fire doors. Simon adds: “We will also consider how a fire door is made up and the role of its components. After we have covered manufacturing issues, we will then look at installation, handover documentation and maintenance.

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R and M Windows joins the Bluesky Certified Installer scheme

Mark Page RM WindowsBracknell based R and M Windows and Conservatories Ltd has joined the Bluesky Certified Installer scheme for both windows and doors, and conservatories. The family-orientated business has been installing windows, doors and conservatories for more than 30 years.

The scheme, run by Bluesky Certification, is the latest addition for installers looking to differentiate themselves from competitors. Managing Director at Blue Sky Certification Simon Beer has years of experience delivering schemes for installation companies. Simon says: “I wanted to create something that gave companies a real advantage by signing up to the scheme. We keep ahead of the market and that means we keep scheme members ahead too.”

Mark Page, Director at R and M Windows, says: “I’ve known Simon Beer for many years and I trust him so it was very easy to choose the Bluesky Certified Installer Scheme. We pride ourselves on our professionalism, and the new scheme gives us exactly what we need to give customers confidence that they’re dealing with a reputable company. We are members of the installer scheme for external windows and doors scheme as well as the scheme for conservatory installation.”

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