Our Certification

At Bereco simply manufacturing timber windows and doors to comply with a list of standards is not enough. We aim to Deliver The Difference in all that we do from our customer service to the products we supply. Evidence of this commitment can be found in our investment in the certification and accreditations we hold that ensure we supply not only sustainable, high quality, low maintenance timber window and doors but that they will add value to any property.

Our Schemes

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Q-Mark General Performance Timber Window Scheme

BS 644 specifies the requirements of factory assembled timber windows and door sets. Covering timber preservation, profile design, workmanship, glazing, construction, safety, security, weather tightness performance, and operation and strength performance it is often referred to as the benchmark for manufacturers of timber windows and doors.

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As our commitment to ensuring these standards are not only met but exceeded our products undergo auditing in accordance with BS644 to receive Q mark certification for the standard and to provide the first step on the ladder in achieving certification in the enhanced security and paint application Q-Mark schemes.

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Q-Mark Enhanced Security Window Scheme

Bereco are a member of the BM Trada Q-Mark Enhanced Security Window Scheme; the aim of the scheme to raise the ongoing standard of window security in homes across the UK.

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Under the scheme our timber windows are tested and certified to PAS 24:2016, the enhanced security performance requirement for doors in the UK.

PAS24:2016 is the performance standard for windows and doors required by Secured by Design, the national police initiative that aims to reduce and prevent crime in properties across the UK and for compliance with the new Part Q introduced to the building regulations in October 2015.

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Q-Mark Enhanced Security Door Scheme

Bereco are a member of the BM Trada Q-Mark Enhanced Security Door Scheme; the aim of the scheme to raise the ongoing standard of door security in homes across the UK.

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Under the scheme our timber doors are tested and certified to PAS 24:2016, the enhanced security performance requirement for doors in the UK.

PAS24:2016 is the performance standard for windows and doors required by Secured by Design, the national police initiative that aims to reduce and prevent crime in properties across the UK and for compliance with the new Part Q introduced to the building regulations in October 2015.

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Q-Mark Paint Application Scheme

Bereco is the only timber windows and doors supplier in the UK with membership to the BM TRADA Q-Mark Paint Application Scheme. Membership to the scheme is voluntary and demonstrates our continued commitment to supplying products that are factory finished to the highest possible standard.

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The whole paint application process is fully documented and monitored to ensure coatings are applied in the correct environment, using the correct tools by personnel that are trained to the highest standards. The paint system used in our factories is regularly audited by BM TRADA to ensure a high quality finish is achieved on all products.

Choosing a high quality paint finish not only enhances the look of a window or door but also increases the longevity of a product. The unique TEKNOS paint system used on all Bereco products is material specific and designed to provide protection for timber windows and doors.

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FSC® Chain of Custody Certification

The Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) is an international, non for profit organisation that promotes the responsible management of the world’s forests. The FSC® accredits third party organisations, such as BM TRADA who certify forest managers to the standards required by FSC®.

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The FSC® Chain of Custody Certification reflects our continued commitment to the use of environmentally friendly practises and complete transparency throughout the manufacturing process. All FSC® certified products are sourced from well managed sustainable forests that can be fully traced back to the original source. The FSC® label can be identified on products across the entire product range.

When purchasing Bereco timber windows and doors you can be sure of envivronmentally friendly, high quality products that incorporate enhanced performance and security features with the finest possible finish.

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Secured By Design

Bereco are a fully licensed member of ‘Secured by Design’ – a national police initiative designed to reduce and prevent crime in homes across the country. The scheme aims to ‘design out crime’ through the use of high quality, innovative products and processes incorporating security features at design stage.

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It is a requirement of the scheme that windows and doors are security tested to PAS24:2016 Enhanced security performance requirements for doorsets and windows in the UK and that they are certified by a Secured By Design approved third party accreditation scheme.

Our certified designs are approved to carry the SBD logo that identifies a police approved product.

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BS6180 Bereco Part K Testing

Part K

Bereco sash windows are tested in accordance with BS6180:2011 and BS6399-1:1996 ensuring full compliance with Part K of the Building regulations in England and Wales “protection from falling, collision and impact”. Full test report available upon request from our technical office.
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Bereco products are all Part Q compliant

Part Q

The new Approved Document Q (Security – Dwellings) of the Building Regulations was recently published and came into effect in England on 1st October 2015, bringing a minimum level of security into new dwellings.

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Bereco products are PAS24:2012 tested and certified as members of BM TRADA Q Mark schemes. BM Trada are a SBD approved third party accreditation body meaning you can comply with ADQ with minimum effort.

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CE Mark

As defined by EU regulations from the first of July 2013, all of our products have CE Markings. The CE Marking is a declaration that Bereco products meet the requirements of the applicable EU directive.
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