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.
Bluesky General Performance Windows
BS 644 specifies the requirements of factory assembled timber windows. Covering timber preservation, profile design, workmanship, glazing, construction, safety, security, weather tightness, performance and operation and strength it is often referred to as the benchmark for manufacturers of timber windows.
As our commitment to ensuring these standards are not only met but exceeded our products undergo auditing in accordance with BS644 to receive certification for the standard and to provide the first step on the ladder in achieving certification in the enhanced security and paint application schemes.
Bluesky Timber High Performance Windows Scheme
The Bluesky High Performance Timber Window Scheme is designed to raise the bar when it comes to the performance of wooden windows and doors. The Scheme enables us to demonstrate that our windows perform at a much higher level than the standards covered by the Window General Performance Scheme BS644:2012.
Bereco are the only timber window and door supplier in the country with membership to voluntary scheme highlighting our commitment and dedication to supplying the very best, high performance wooden windows and doors on the market.
As a member of the Bluesky High Performance Timber Window Scheme we are able to offer extensive, credible warranties attached to all our products that extend beyond the lifetime expectancy of a non-certified timber window and door.
Bluesky Enhanced Security Window and Door Scheme
Bereco are members of the Bluesky Enhanced Security Windows and Enhanced Security Door Schemes; the aim of the schemes to raise the ongoing standard of window and door security in homes across the UK.
Under the scheme our timber windows and doors are tested and certified to PAS 24:2016, the enhanced security performance requirement for windows and 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.
Bluesky Coatings and Finish Application Scheme
Bereco is the only timber windows and doors supplier in the UK with membership to the Bluesky 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.
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 Bluesky to ensure a high quality factory finish is achieved on all our timber windows and doors.
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 designed to provide long lasting protection for timber windows and doors.
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®.
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.
Noise Reducing Windows Scheme
With recent studies identifying a distinct link between regular exposure to noise and physical and psychological health conditions such as hearing impairment, hypertension, ischemic heart disease, annoyance, and sleep disturbance, it is increasingly important that we take measures to reduce expose to noise.
In a bid to provide you absolute confidence in the decibel ratings we are stating we have tested our timber sliding sash windows with four alternative glazing types in order to achieve an overall window rating of 42db. According to the Bluesky Noise Assessment, this achieves an A Rating in Noise Reduction.
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.
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.
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.
Bereco products are PAS24:2016 tested and certified as members of the Bluesky Enhanced Security Window and Door Schemes. Bluesky are a SBD approved third party accreditation body meaning you can comply with ADQ with minimum effort.
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.
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.