Prentice Glass Limited aim to achieve the highest standards possible in health and safety, customer services, quality assurance and industry regulations. To do this we are affiliated and accredited by some of industries most creditable auditors. Below is a brief description of each for your understanding. For further information please see each individual website by clicking on each title.
The Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) is a trade association representing companies who make, supply or fit, glass and glass related products.
This includes replacement windows, Energy Efficient Windows, doors, conservatories, hardware for these products, and all aspects of glass, including double glazed units, safety glazing, fire resistant glass, emergency glazing, decorative glass, secondary glazing, and solar control applied films and sealants.
GGF members are required to protect consumers deposits, to raise standards in the industry and offer independent arbitration should the need arise.
Constructionline is a public private partnership between the Department of Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (formerly the DTI) and Capita Business Services. As a national online database, it is the UK’s largest register for pre-qualified contractors and consultants. Its aim is to improve efficiencies for buyers and suppliers in the construction industry, specifically by reducing the duplication of work and administration relating to the process of pre-qualifying suppliers for construction contracts.
FENSA stands for the Fenestration Self-Assessment Scheme. It has been set up by the Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) and other industry bodies with Government encouragement in response to the current Building Regulations for England and Wales.
When having windows and doors replaced homeowners must comply with current thermal peformance standards and ensure that they get a certificate of compliance from FENSA or from Local Authority Building Control. FENSA also enables companies that install replacement windows and doors to self certify compliance under these Building Regulations.
With almost 150 major clients and around 18,000 contractor members, SAFEcontractor is the fastest growing health and safety assessment scheme in the UK.
As a leading health and safety pre-qualification assessment scheme, SAFEcontractor are dedicated to promoting higher standards of competence and compliance through the provision of relevant industry specific and tailored health and safety assessments for all professions and sectors.
Check’a'trade offers you a directory of trades and services who have been vetted to their high standards, for example by verifying insurance, qualifications and professional memberships. Not only that, but we also monitor their work on an ongoing basis by collecting feedback directly from their customers.
Since 1998 we have collected hundreds of thousands customer reports which give you the facts about the strengths and weaknesses of our listed companies. You know what you are getting. Recommendation, reputation, and a standard you can trust.
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.
The Safer Sutton Trader Scheme has been introduced so that local residents can use traders who come to work at their home, confident that certain standards will be met. It is useful advertising for businesses and encourages traders to demonstrate their commitment to fair, professional and honest trade.
The Traders names are included in a downloadable version of the scheme and are also available online from the Safer Sutton Trader Scheme website
Sutton’s Trading Standards Service tries to ensure the highest levels of fair trading and consumer protection for everybody who lives, works or does business in the Borough.
‘Guarantee Protection’ is designed specifically to provide the widest and best cover to consumers purchasing glazing products within the window and door industry. Due to high demand this has now been extended to other home improvement trades such as Kitchen, Bathroom and General Building.
The launch of the ‘Guarantee Protection’ product can be viewed as representing a significant milestone for insurance within our fenestration industry for the following reasons; the GGFi IBG is:
- The only scheme that is operated and administered by the UK’s leading glazing federation – the GGF.
- The only scheme that is GGF branded.
- The only scheme which uses the FENSA online system. This means there is no duplication of any information submitted to FENSA – saving installers time and money, as well as reducing delays and errors. FENSA Registered Businesses do not need to re-enter their details for the IBG to take effect. Everything is automated and taken care of seamlessly so that either the consumer receives an offer letter, or a 10 year policy which covers the guarantee of the installer.
- Offers the most Comprehensive polices.