The biggest FIT Show yet!

Wintech Testing & Certification have completed another successful FIT Show. The larger venue allowed for the biggest show yet, which saw a noticeable increase of visitors to their stand.

Over a bustling three days the Wintech team had the opportunity to discuss testing and certification with both new and existing customers from the UK and around the world, this year seeing a rise in interest for the WinMark Enhanced Security schemes. The schemes were designed so that a fabricator can demonstrate that it conforms to the requirements laid down by Secured by Design. Building on the success of its WinMark Enhanced Security schemes, the show was used as a platform to launch a brand new WinMark scheme covering the Performance of Curtain Walling and Rainscreen Cladding.

On the success of the show Director, Steve Bramhill explains: “One of the highlights of our stand this year was our display of a door that had been successfully tested to PAS 24:2016, which gained the attention of many visitors throughout the course of the show. Alongside this, we ran a competition to win a PAS 24 test at our laboratory in Telford. The winner was drawn by Mr and Mrs FIT on the final day of the show, and once again I would like to congratulate Nigel Headford of ALUK.”

If you didn’t get a chance to visit us at the FIT Show and would like more information about Wintech, call our office on 01952 586580 or take a look through our website.

6 days to go!

Being held for the first time at the NEC in Birmingham and bringing together over 250 exhibiting companies, FIT Show 2017 is set to be the biggest yet. Wintech are proud to be exhibiting again and in keeping with the growth of the event, we will be launching two new certification offerings as well as hosting our biggest competition ever.
We are looking forward to another promising show, meaning our testing schedule for the coming months will fill up fast. To avoid the rush and secure a test date, please contact David Potts on dpotts@wintechtesting.com. Who will be available to discuss any window and door testing requirements you may have before, during or after the show.
  
The show will be taking place from the 23rd to 25th May, where you can visit us in Hall 8 on Stand Q2. Join us on the Wintech stand to be in with the chance of winning a PAS 24:2016 test and to discuss any of your testing and certification needs with our expert team.
 
Throughout the duration of the show we will still be contactable at our main office on 01952 586580, so please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Win a PAS 24:2016 test!

Wintech are proud to be exhibiting at the Fit Show again in 2017.  This year you can visit us in Hall 8 on Stand Q2, where our expert team will be happy to discuss any of your testing and certification needs.

In previous years we have given away iPads, but this year we are giving away our biggest prize yet! Wintech were the first laboratory to carry out UKAS Accredited testing to PAS 24:2016, and to celebrate we want to give a lucky winner the opportunity to have the test carried out on their product.

One company will win a PAS 24:2016 test at our laboratory worth up to £1350!

To be in with a chance of winning simply hand one of the Wintech team your business card on our stand – Q2.
For an additional entry, tweet about your attendance at the show using the hashtag #WintechFitshow

Competition Terms and Conditions: PAS 24:2016 test for a single window or door product only.  The value of £1350 can be used towards testing of other window or door configurations. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotions or discounts Test to be undertaken on a date provided by Wintech subject to availability.

Wintech to offer Curtain Walling and Rainscreen Certification

Wintech is excited to announce that it will offer third party certification for the Performance of Curtain Walling and Rainscreen Cladding products. Making us the first and only company in the UK to offer both testing and certification of these products.

We have developed a new UKAS Accredited WinMark certification scheme in line with NHBC standard section 6.9. The scheme will be launched in summer 2017 and will be available throughout the UK and Europe to organisations specialising in the fabrication of curtain walling, brickslip cladding and rainscreen systems. The scheme will complement the existing services at our test centre, with its established name throughout the façade and building envelope sector.

What are the benefits of WinMark certification?
Certification helps to provide all interested parties with confidence in your organisation and offers assurance that your products and Factory Production Control (FPC) system have been independently assessed. You can use our WinMark certification scheme to help provide your customers with greater certainty that the products they are purchasing will offer the performance they expect.

For more information email our Certification Manager, Mark Swanborough at mswan@wintechtesting.com, alternatively please get in touch by calling 01952 586580.

ISO 9001:2015 Coming Soon

Wintech is pleased to announce that it will be able to provide third party certification for ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management Systems (QMS) this summer. Wintech will offer management certification services throughout the UK to organisations specialising in the fabrication of windows, doors, and curtain walling and rain screen systems.
What are the benefits of management certification? 
The adoption of a quality management system is a strategic decision for an organisation, which can help to improve its overall performance and provide a basis for sustainable development initiatives. QMS Certification can be key to establishing working relationships with new companies and sites that will often only do business with vendors that are certified to ISO 9001.
Change is coming 
ISO 9001:2008 has now been superseded by ISO 9001:2015. Some of the key changes in the new standard are:
  • Fewer prescriptive requirements
  • An emphasis on leadership
  • A new focus on risk management
  • Prominence on objectives measurement and change
  • Communication and awarenessWinMark ISO 9001 Coming soon
Certified organisations have until September 2018 to update to the new system, so why delay. Register your interest now by emailing Certification Manager, Mark Swanborough at mswan@wintechtesting.com, alternatively please get in touch by calling 01952 586580.

Testing you can trust in all weather conditions

Storm Doris is now clearing away, but on Thursday 23rd February 2017 we saw winds with speeds up to 94 mph causing damage to buildings, disruption to travel and unfortunate injuries. Many building projects across the UK also had to be postponed due to health and safety hazards.

Over the last 20 years, storms have become a more common occurrence with up to 14 a year reported in the UK. This is why you need testing you can trust, at Wintech we can provide you with a range of Façade, Glazing and Window and Door testing that will help to minimise the risk of in-service failures.

If you would like more information on testing or advice on how to update historic test data, simply call a member of our team on 01952 586580 or email testing@wintechtesting.com

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Transfer your product certification in 3 easy steps

If you are looking to transfer from your current certification provider, it’s as easy as 1,2,3

  1. Complete the WinMark application form
  2. Provide all available product test data and copies of your existing scopes of certification.
  3. A factory audit needs to be carried out by Wintech at your fabrication facility

 

The transfer of Product certification is completed.

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Our Scheme

The WinMark scheme can be used to demonstrate compliance with Approved Document Q, CE Marking and for Secured by Design Membership. The scheme is available to all fabricators of window and door products.

Contact us

It’s easy to get hold of the Certification Manager at Wintech there are no call centres or satellite offices in the communication chain! Simply call our office in Telford, Shropshire and ask to speak to Mark Swanborough.

Our transfer window is always open

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Our transfer window is always open

If you are looking to transfer from your current certification provider please give Wintech a call.

Our Scheme

The WinMark scheme can be used to demonstrate compliance with Approved Document Q, CE Marking and for Secured by Design Membership. The scheme is available to all fabricators of window and door products.

Contact us

It’s easy to get hold of the Certification Manager at Wintech there are no call centres or satellite offices in the communication chain! Simply call our office in Telford, Shropshire and ask to speak to Mark Swanborough.

01952 586 580

mswan@wintechtesting.com

 

SBD signed and sealed with WinMark

The Wintech team is very pleased to congratulate Uniseal on joining the prestigious Secured by Design (SBD)initiative, having achieved certification on a number of products via the recently launched WinMark Enhanced Security Certification schemes.

The Burntwood based Kommerling fabricator recently celebrated its 10th anniversary, trading successfully for the past decade thanks to its ethos of specialising in quality doors, windows and conservatories which are safe, warm and stylish. In line with this, the company decided to further embrace enhanced security by becoming a SBD Licensed Member, and turned to the experts at Wintech Testing & Certification to assist.

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The WinMark Certification schemes allow demonstration of compliance with the requirements of SBD through certification against the following schemes: Enhanced Security for Doors; and Enhanced Security for Windows, and Uniseal passed with flying colours on both. Mike Wass, Technical Director at Wintech Testing & Certification explains: “We’d like to offer our congratulations to Uniseal on achieving certification through our WinMark schemes, leading to SBD Membership. Uniseal customers can benefit from the fact they are assured all products which comply have been properly scrutinised by a third party UKAS accredited test house and certification body. We know that Legislation, Regulations and Testing Standards can be a minefield to navigate, and so aim to help customers such as Uniseal unlock the ‘complexity’ with our knowledge and experience of testing and certification. Having launched the certification schemes in October of last year, we are delighted that so many companies have signed up. Uniseal was the first to do so, and the first to be granted certification under the schemes.”

Steve Cooper, Managing Director of Uniseal UK comments: “We are proud to be the first company to be awarded certification under the WinMark scheme, and to offer our customers the reassurance that the trusted SBD Membership provides. We believe that it will help to make our offering even more appealing to the market, and help us attract new business. The team at Wintech made the process simple for us, leaving us to concentrate on doing what we do best – providing high quality PVCu double glazed windows, doors, and conservatories to our customers.”