Wintech are set to make the world better with a sweater on Christmas Jumper Day!

On Friday 15th December the Wintech team will be donning their daftest, most wonderful woollies to raise money for Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day.

If you would like to donate you can simply text TEAMWINTECH to 70050 to give £5* to Save the Children.

All the money raised will go to Save the Children, helping to make sure every child, no matter where they are in the world, has essentials like healthcare, education, protection, food and water.

Christmas Jumper Day is fun, easy to organise and everyone can be part of it. To find out more and sign up, visit www.christmasjumperday.org.

*Please note texts will be billed £5 plus the cost of a standard rate text and 100% of your donation will go to Save the Children.Christmas Jumper Day Logo

Not fussed about the date? Enjoy a discounted rate!

Wintech Testing & Certification have introduced a new testing schedule service for the busy winter months.

From November 1st customers can bring their window or door product samples to the Wintech testing laboratory in Telford, without the need to book a scheduled diary date beforehand. Wintech will then test the product as soon as a space becomes available, which could be as early as the next day if a cancellation occurs.

To thank customers for their patience, Wintech will be offering a 10% discount on PAS 24 and BS 6375 parts 1, 2 & 3 testing undertaken using this service.

So, if you’re not fussed about a specific testing date, why wait? Call us now on 01952 586580 to speak to a member of the team to confirm your order and arrange your delivery.Terms and conditions:
This offer can be used an unlimited amount of times by each company until 31/01/18, but cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotion or offer provided by Wintech.
Official quotations must be confirmed and subsequent orders received before any testing can commence.

NHBC welcomes new WinMark scheme

Following the recent launch of our WinMark Certification scheme for the Performance of Curtain Walling and Rainscreen Cladding, we have been working closely with the NHBC to ensure that our WinMark scheme can be used to demonstrate compliance with NHBC Standards 2017 Chapter 6.9.

The NHBC have released the following statement:

“NHBC welcomes the development of the WinMark certification scheme, which we believe will be useful in demonstrating compliance with NHBC Standards Chapter 6.9 ‘Curtain walling and cladding’.”

This is great news for Wintech and our customers, who can benefit from our combined offering of UKAS accredited testing and certification services.

For more information on our WinMark schemes contact our Certification Manager, Mark Swanborough.
Call: 01952 586580
Email: mswan@wintechtesting.com

New WinMark Certification scheme

We are pleased to announce the introduction of our new WinMark Certification scheme for the Performance of Curtain Walling and Rainscreen Cladding products. This new scheme makes us the first and only company in the UK to offer both CWCT weathertightness testing and certification of these products.

The scheme is available throughout the UK and Europe to organisations specialising in the fabrication of Curtain Walling, Brickslip Cladding and Rainscreen systems. Our WinMark scheme also complements the existing services at our test centre, with its established reputation throughout the façade and building envelope sector.

The certification process includes an evaluation covering your products, their performance and an assessment of your manufacturing processes and factory production control systems.

For more information on our WinMark schemes contact our Certification Manager, Mark Swanborough.
Call: 01952 586580
Email: mswan@wintechtesting.com

Wintech offers ISO 9001 Certification

Wintech can now provide UKAS accredited third party certification for ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management Systems (QMS) to organisations specialising in the fabrication and design of Windows, Doors, Curtain Walling and Rainscreen systems.

ISO 9001 certification can be key to establishing working relationships with new customers and organisations by demonstrating your commitment to quality control and continuous improvement.

If you are currently certified you can transfer your certification to Wintech and gain the maximum benefit of façade industry experts. We are also here to help those certified to ISO 9001:2008 update to ISO 9001:2015 ahead of the 2018 deadline.

Wintech also specialise in providing product certification for Curtain Walling and Rainscreen Cladding and Enhanced Security Performance for windows and doors.

For more information on our WinMark schemes contact our Certification Manager, Mark Swanborough.
Call: 01952 586580
Email:mswan@wintechtesting.com

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 awareness
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.