Accreditations - Bristol Bifold are Officially Approved by these Organisations
Find out what the accreditations mean below
1. DGCOS - who are they and what does it mean?
The Double Glazing & Conservatory Ombudsman Scheme (DGCOS) is a consumer protection organisation that ensures consumers are protected when using a DGCOS accredited member. DGCOS is the only comprehensive consumer protection organisation operating within the double glazing sector and the only scheme to give consumers an advanced level of protection and confidence.
2. Accredited by TrustMark - who are they and what does it mean?
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
If a firm displays the TrustMark logo you know that they have be approved and inspected and found that they meet the required Government endorsed criteria as described above.
3. Origin Platinum Partner - who are they and what does it mean?
As proud suppliers of window and door manufacturer Origin, we are pleased to announce that we have been awarded Platinum Partner status as recognition of our superior partnership.
With only seven companies across the UK with this esteemed accreditation, it symbolises our offering of the finest quality of products, high customer satisfaction and reputable service from our team. In the windows and doors industry, this impressive stamp of approval is highly regarded by fellow suppliers and installers due to Origin’s innovative designs and market-leading specifications.
We have been dedicated to trading with, and supplying, Origin products for over 13 years. We have successfully thrived together through this time with our great knowledge and know-how when installing to their highest standards. Our profound relationship for over a decade has warranted this Platinum Partner status which differentiates us from local and nationwide competition.
Our confidence in advising and demonstrating to end-users the premium aspects of Origin products is what makes us an in-demand supplier, and the outcomes speak for themselves. This is a testament to our team and meets the criterium for the Platinum Partner accolade.
Time and time again, their products have been praised for their leading interior and exterior expertise in keeping homes safe and secure from outside threats and weathers of all seasons. In recent years Origin have seen success as the Manufacturing Awards National Winner 2021, a Manufacturer MX Award Winner, 2022 Best of Houzz Design Awards and NFA20 Winner.
Exclusively manufactured in the UK using the best aluminium materials by highly skilled craftspeople, Origin windows and doors are the first choice for many of our customers. In our 23 years of business we have sold over 3,000 Origin orders and continually boast their impressive statistics and stylish qualities.
Supplying both the Origin OW-70 and OW-80 aluminium windows and its array of doors, each and every product comes with a 20 year guarantee and is expertly installed by our professional, insured and qualified team. There are many features which make Origin stand out from the rest. Its state-of-the-art safety with products equipped with a multi-point lock system and 3-star diamond cylinder to protect from snapping, picking, drilling and bumping, make it a priority choice in the showroom. Plus, the industry-leading 8-point system provides maximum compression for optimum weather resistance, making their range highly energy-efficient, environmentally responsible and quality assured. Not to mention they are supported by the police for security specifications.
We give trust in their remarkable statistics in safety but we’re also in awe of their ability to be tailor-made to your exact liking in size and style. There are over 150 RAL colours to choose from opening up plenty of opportunities to suit your home’s personality, alongside complementing accessories from handles to doorknobs and letterboxes.
As a certified Origin Platinum Partner, the future of our collaboration is bright. To find out more about the range we provide and how we can assist with the manufacture, supply and installation of these world-class products, speak to our team or visit our Bristol showroom.
4. GGF - who are they and what does it mean?
The Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) represents companies that manufacture, supply or install glass and glazing products in the UK and internationally.
Being the industry authority, the GGF promotes best practice and helps shape the highest technical and health & safety standards. The Federation is also the industry’s main voice in local and national politics influencing policy and legislation.
As well as offering an array of benefits to its members, the GGF guides and protects homeowners when buying glass or glazing products and services.