VELFAC Certifications, marks and memberships
FSC® Certified Wood
Responsible forest management is important so that the world's forests can be passed on to future generations in a sound state.
At VELFAC we look after the environment and use FSC® certified wood to manufacture our quality windows and doors. Our FSC certification underlines that we meet the highest social and environmental standards in the world.
Secured by Design
Secured by Design is a voluntary scheme established in 1989 which is run by the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) and administered by trained Police staff.
SBD focuses on the design and security for buildings and encourages to adopt crime prevention strategies, through the environment and physical security measures.
A number of VELFAC 200 products have been tested and certified to SBD performance standards.
Part Q compliant windows and doors
Where required VELFAC can provide composite windows and doors that meet new Part Q regulations, and the exacting standards of UK Police flagship initiative Secured by Design (SBD). All without any change to the distinctive ultra-thin frame design.
This means the VELFAC can provide products that can be used in SBD developments – regarded by potential purchasers as a guarantee of additional safety and security both in and outside the home.
Read more about Part Q
ISO certified quality and environmental management
At VELFAC, we have certified our quality management according to the requirements of ISO 9001 and our environmental management according to ISO 14001.
As a fully UKAS Accredited Certification Body, BSI can ensure that the benefits of certification meet your expectations through testing and certification to British, European, or international standards, as well as a manufacturer’s own specification.
VELFAC is a BSI Subscribing Member.
Read more at: www.bsigroup.com
SMAS Worksafe - Health & Safety accreditation
SMAS Worksafe (short for Safety Management Advisory Services) is a nationally recognised Health & Safety accreditation used to demonstrate businesses’ Health & Safety standards.
By achieving SMAS Worksafe accreditation, VELFAC demonstrate to potential clients to meet the required health and safety standards according to the SSIP Core Criteria. SMAS Worksafe is a registered member of Safety Schemes in Procurement (SSiP), which is endorsed by the Health and Safety Executive.
Learn more about SMAS Worksafe accreditation: https://www.smasltd.com/smas-worksafe-accreditation-ssip-scheme-of-choice/
NaCSBA gold partner 2017
The National Custom & Self Build Association (NaCSBA) was set up by network of companies and individuals with the common aim of promoting self build and custom build as a form of housing delivery that can make a significant contribution to home building in the UK.
NaCSBA brings together developers, architects, planners, financial and warranty providers, manufacturers, self builders, community groups and local authorities to develop, share and promote best practice in self and custom build.
The Association is run by its members and is independent, relevant and practical, and operated on a not for profit basis. Today it is the voice of the custom and self build sector.
Read more at: www.nacsba.org.uk
Investors in People
VELFAC is member of Investors in People, which is a management framework for high performance through people. Their prestigious accreditation is recognised across the world as a mark of excellence.
Investors in People seek to optimise performance by championing best practice in people management and equipping their organisations with the tools to succeed.
Read more at: www.investorsinpeople.co.uk
The Danish Window Verification (DVV)
VELFAC is a member of Vinduesindustrien (The association of Danish Window Manufacturers), and all VELFAC windows and doors are DVV certified.
An independent supervisory body undertakes random factory checks to ensure that agreed quality standards, for example in terms of quality, design, performance, materials and surfaces, are observed.
Read more at: www.vinduesindustrien.dk
The Danish glazing industry
All window manufacturers achieve glazing from glazing manufacturers. Therefore, we are all subject to the Glazing Manufacturers rules of what is covered by the warranty, regarding impurities, dirt and scratches, colour differences and thermal stresses.
The Indoor Climate Mark
VELFAC windows meet all requirements for a healthy indoor climate. We are members of the Danish Indoor Climate Labelling (DIM) scheme, a voluntary labelling scheme which aims to improve the indoor air in buildings by:
- Giving manufacturers a tool to develop products that are more mindful of indoor air quality
- Providing consumers with a tool to select the products which take into account the indoor climate
- Giving everyone a tool to better understand how products affect indoor air quality
Read more at: www.indeklimaportalen.dk
VELFAC is the first window manufacturer that has prepared an environmental impact statement, based on an investigation by the DTI (Danish Technological Institute) which shows the VELFAC 200 system’s environmental impact.
The conclusions set out in our Environmental Declaration are based on the cradle-to-grave approach used in EDIP (Environmental Design of Industrial Products).
By far the largest amount of energy in a building is lost through windows (90%). You can reduce the environmental impact by using VELFAC windows with low heat loss (low U-value) and high-energy contribution (high g-value).
Declaration of Performance (DoP) and CE marking
Declaration of Performance and CE marking for VELFAC 200, VELFAC 200 ENERGY, VELFAC In, VELFAC 200 aluminium doors and VELFAC Ribo alu patio/entrance doors. The elements are tested according to EN 14351-1 which is the current standard for CE marking.
12-year warranty on VELFAC windows
VELFAC offers a comprehensive 12-year warranty on VELFAC windows and 12 months for electrical accessories.
The warranty against fabrication and material defects is valid from the date of delivery and 12 years onward. It is a condition of our warranty obligation that the window has been installed and used properly, and that it has not been exposed to e.g. vandalism or other damage.
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5-year warranty on VELFAC entrance doors
VELFAC offers a warranty of 5-year for the VELFAC wood/aluminium doors, however 2 years for electrical accessories.
The warranty against fabrication and material defects is valid from the date of delivery and 5 years onward. It is a condition of our warranty obligation that the window has been installed and used properly, and that it has not been exposed to e.g. vandalism or other damage.
Read more about warranty