BS EN 14351-1:2006
Thermal, water tightness, wind resistance, air permeability
CE Marking demonstrates a product has been tested against a harmonised standard and the performance information is reliable and has been registered by a notified body.
The Folding Sliding Door Company has produced a Declaration Of Performance and is fully CE compliant!
ISO 9001 accreditation is evidence of the rigorous assessment of our products and procedures and guarantees our commitment to quality and continuously improving our product and customer satisfaction.
Putting Customers First
We recognise that no two projects are ever the same, so we don't operate a 'one size fits all' approach to our work. Instead we look at the best approach to take on each project to achieve the best outcome, working in a collaborative way to make sure that everyone understands, and are happy with prescribed schedules of a project. Our determination to deliver a quality product to our customers and to give them high levels of service and satisfaction is matched only by our commitment to being a responsible manufacturer and employer. A commitment that begins in the boardroom and reaches every part of our business, including our supply chain and the communities we serve. We believe in doing business in a way that is fair, transparent and, above all, safe and sustainable. These are the fundamentals of responsible practice. Without them we cannot build the trust and good faith on which we trade
OSHAS 18001 Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems-Requirements (officially BS OHSAS 18001) is an internationally applied British Standard for occupational health and safety management systems.
Prioritising Health & Safety
From the very first meeting we have together we will work with you to ensure we have everything in place to start a long, safe working partnership. By choosing to work with an OHSAS 18001 accredited company guarantees that your projects are being delivered by a conscientious and responsible organisation. Working with an organisation which is consistently identifying and controlling its health and safety risks reduces potential risks for accidents, meets legislative requirements and improves their overall performance as a result.
ISO 14001 maps out a framework that a company or organization can follow to set up an effective environmental management system.
Operating Efficiently and Responsibly
Folding Sliding Doors Ltd recognises that our business does not exist in isolation. As a responsible organisation we are committed to operating in a way that minimises potential harm to the environment, whilst ensuring our business has the potential to succeed. Our ISO 14001 accreditation is official recognition of our environmental credentials.
Secured by Design
We are proud to announce that The Folding Sliding Door Company is now a member of Secured by Design, a flagship UK police initiative to help 'design out' crime through the use of high-quality innovative products and processes. Secured by Design is the only form of Police approval for products in the UK.
In order to achieve Secured by Design status, the Q72 70mm Aluminium folding sliding bi-fold door had to adhere to the organisation’s rigorous test standards.
Government endorsed standards, Quality of work, trading practices and customer satisfaction.
TrustMark is a quality mark which operates a framework under which 30 plus scheme operators work in the RMI (repair, maintenance and improvement) sector, including trade associations, local government trading standards teams, and independent scheme operators. These schemes are approved to carry the TrustMark logo and recruit reputable and trustworthy tradesmen. This enables the TrustMark scheme operators to promote improved RMI sector standards, and tackle related issues such as better enforcement. All of these scheme operators are audited annually by TrustMark, to ensure processes, standards and complaint procedures are being maintained.
What makes selecting TrustMark tradesmen so worthwhile?
A firm's technical skills have been independently checked through regular on-site inspections, as well as checks on their trading record and financial status;
Firms have signed up to a code of practice that includes insurance, good health and safety practices and customer care;
The approved scheme operator has checked and will continue to monitor the firm's quality of work, trading practices and customer satisfaction;
Firms are able to offer an Insurance Backed Warranty;
Deposit Protection Insurance is available for consumers in the event a firm should cease trading;
Firms will be able to tell you about any building regulations you must comply with and may also be able to provide appropriate certificates;
If you have a problem or disagreement with the firm, there will be a clear and user-friendly complaints procedure to help resolve the issue;
The scheme is fully supported by Government, the building industry and consumer protection groups.
All of these checks will give you - Peace of Mind
The Folding Sliding Door Company has attained The TrustMark Quality Standard
American Architectural Manufacturers Association
American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) operates as a nonprofit trade association. The Organization represents window, door, skylight, curtain wall, and storefront manufacturers and suppliers. AAMA provides educational and certification programs, industry newsletters, and trade shows and conferences.
Florida Building Code Approved (FL16291)
Impact and non-impact products approved through the Florida Building Commission are approved for sale and use in Florida as well as many of the coastal states within the region.
The Florida Building Code (Building commission rule 61G20-3.001) requires certain products be tested and registered with the state of Florida through their statewide product approval system.
The Folding Sliding Door Company has produced a Declaration Of Performance and is fully CE compliant!
National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC)
The Folding Sliding Door Company is proud to be NFRC approved. The NFRC is a non-profit organization that offers the only uniform, independent rating and labeling system for the energy performance of fenestration products including replacement windows, doors, skylights, and attachment products. NFRC was established with the mission to assist consumer by providing fair, accurate, and credible energy performance ratings for architects, builders, code officials, contractors, homeowners, and others
The NFRC Rating System takes into consideration various aspects when examining fenestration products, including thermal transmittance, solar heat gain, visible transmittance, air leakage, and condensation resistance. This rating and labeling system allows consumers to compare and contrast a variety of products available and make informed choices on which is the best for their needs.
Miami-Dade County Approved
The current gold-standard in testing is the Miami-Dade County hurricane impact test. Be clear that products that meet or exceed this test are appropriate for all areas that may be impacted by hurricanes, tornados or other high wind situations. Remember, it is your life and your property. Essentially all of Florida, and all the coastal regions of the United States should prepare for possible wind speeds of 110 mph or greater.
High Velocity Hurricane Zones and is part of the Florida building code. If you live in Florida, in Miami/Dade, Broward Counties or Coastal Palm Beach County, you are in an HVHZ.
FENSA Registered Businesses are vetted at the start of their registration which includes checking the following:
Part of the pre-approval checks includes checking the company’s surveyor and installer competencies
Employer's Liability for at least £10M
Public Liability for at least £2M
Customer Contract Documents with Terms & Conditions, to include a 7 day cooling off period. (MANDATORY)
Any guarantees and warranties must be clearly written
To ensure the Building Regulations and thermal performance standards are consistently maintained, the installation work of every FENSA Registered Business is continually inspected by the UKAS accredited independent inspections body, the British Board of Agrément (BBA).
The Folding Sliding Door Company is a FENSA vetted business: Registration No. 30316.
The Guild of Master Craftsmen
For more than 30 years The Guild Of Master Craftsmen has represented over 400 different crafts, trades and professions, promoting and supporting excellence. The Guild’s emblem and Coat of Arms represent skill, integrity, quality and service.
Guild members come from a wide variety of backgrounds. Some are quite unusual, such as craftsmen in wrought iron, stained glass or thatch, others are traditional builders, plumbers or electricians. A growing number are involved in newer industries such as information technology and in the retail and service sector. The one thing they have in common is their commitment to excellence.
The Guild encourages members to strive for excellence and monitors standards to ensure that its principles are being maintained.
You can be safe in the knowledge that The Guild of Master Craftsmen undertakes rigorous vetting of all its members before they are allowed to join. Only the very best in their chosen field are accepted and standards are extremely high.
Applicants for the Guild are required to submit confidential references from satisfied customers and one of the first questions asked of all referees is whether or not they would be prepared to recommend the applicant to a relative or close friend.
The Guild's council of management looks at the business stability of the applicant, the business structure and includes a review of the references when considering the application as well as ensuring all other criteria are met. Only when they are satisfied that the applicant really does deserve to be called a master craftsman is the application approved.
All Guild members are very aware that if their quality of work and service falls to a level that is unacceptable then their membership can be withdrawn. This is a major criteria and acts as a deterrent to those who are not confident in their ability to be accepted as members and to maintain the quality of service that we insist as standard.
The Folding Sliding Door Company is an approved member of The Guild Of Master Craftsmen.
FairTrades is the largest multi Trade Association in the UK established in the UK in June 1983. The FairTrades logo symbolises peace of mind for the customer as well as taking the worry out of finding a reputable business. All FairTrades Association Members have successfully completed a rigorous vetting procedure which requires a record of trading, Experian financial checks, a clean legal history and references from previous customers. All members must also commit to the FairTrades Customer Charter which ensures that the public are treated fairly when employing a FairTrades member.
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FairTrades Homeowner's Charter.
Respect the Homeowner’s rights at all times
Act appropriately and be transparent during contract negotiations; do not exert any undue pressure to secure a contract
Supply a written quotation when submitting a tender for contract
Comply with all laws, statutory regulations and Building Regulations
Maintain adequate employers and public liability insurance
Respect the Homeowner's privacy and take all steps to ensure the security of their home and a safe working environment, with specific attention to Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations and the safe and secure disposal of waste, and Work at Heights Regulations
Ensure that all work is started and completed on the agreed dates and that any unavoidable changes are clearly communicated to the homeowner
Arrive at the agreed time for appointments with the homeowner and to give advance warning of any unavoidable delay
Ensure that all work is completed to pre-defined specifications and budgets as defined in an agreed contract. All changes must be communicated and agreed with the homeowner prior to proceeding
Ensure that all works are completed to the highest possible standards and that all guaranteed elements of work are agreed
Leave all areas clean and tidy at the end of the day, and to remove all rubbish upon completing the contract
Have a complaints procedure that ensures you will respond to any complaint in a reasonable time and in a proper manner
Be fully responsible for all colleagues and sub-contractors in meeting these standards at all times
Provide written guarantees for workmanship and materials and, whenever possible, an Insurance Backed Guarantee; at the very least provide information to allow the offer of an Insurance Backed Guarantee
Ensure that current excellent legal and financial credit rating is maintained and does not fall below our required limits. This ensures that only the most professional and reliable contractors remain on the directory.
Approved Document Q
Approved Document Q, Security in dwellings* Covers the standards for windows to resist physical attack by a burglar (sufficiently robust & fitted with appropriate hardware).
The Folding Sliding Door Company manufacture / fabricate a system successfully tested in accordance with PAS 24:2012 - clauses A.3, B.4.4.2, B.4.4.3, B.4.4.4, B.4.5, B.4.6, B.4.7, B.4.8 and B.4.9 and can offer this test evidence to builders / homeowners alike.
FSC (Forest Stewardship Council)
The Folding Sliding Door Company ONLY use FSC Certified Hardwood timber (environmentally sourced from sustainable forests) in manufacture of our timber doors.
As a manufacturer that creates a lot of waste, we feel that is our moral responsibility to recycle all of our waste, that is why we are committed to a waste management system. All of our factory has be fitted out with sodium lighting that uses approximately 10% of the electricity that a fluorescent light uses and produces more light.
We reuse and recycle nearly all of our waste, recycling aluminium and PVCu/vinyl through a recycling agent, and recycling our timber waste to fuel heaters to heat the factory through the use of a briquette machine.