Hardware specialist VBH has been awarded the new BSI Kitemark in respect of building hardware used in windows and doorsets. VBH is among the very first companies to have achieved this certification.
To achieve the hardware Kitemark, VBH submitted various window and door samples to BSI for testing to all the relevant UK quality standards.
The hardware covered includes products for the manufacture of outward opening, and tilt & turn windows, residential doors, bi-fold doors, lift slide doors, inline sliding patio doors and the greenteQ Invisifold slide & 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.
VBH business development manager, Rob Norman, 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 but 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.
“Lastly, it also gives the possibility of us helping VBH customers to 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.”