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CENSolutions at FIT

It’s A TEN For CENSolutions

Longevity and security are something that matter to most of us when choosing a supplier – whether it be a builder for a new extension on your house, a fabricator supplying your windows and doors, or a hardware company supplying your handles. Certification is no different. Most reputable window companies and sealed unit manufacturers want to work with someone they feel they can trust and having a good heritage helps give customers that peace of mind.

CENSolutions was set up because we could see there was a gap in the market for an expert but friendly approach to help companies adhere to current legislation and provide their regular auditsand certification to prove compliance on an ongoing basis. There were a few other companies to choose between for this service at the time, but many in the market told us they were expensive and were not offering value for money, with poor advice and slow response times.

Gradual growth

We set about employing some agents so that CENSolutions could provide a local service to window and glass companies of all sizes. As more companies saw we were offering something truly different, more enquiries came in and it became clear we would need to recruit a nationwide network of agents across the UK and Ireland. We now have 8 agents and are currently looking to recruit two more – one in Scotland and one in the South of England. We also have three members of the team that are office based to manage enquiries as well as conducting the EN 1279:6 Periodic testing we offer in-house.

CENSolutions has gradually increased its scope of services over the years and now offer a complete package including: CE Marking; Secured by Design (with our partners Wintech and ER Certification); CMS Quality Marks; Level 1 Attestation for panic devices and fire resistant IGUs; BS EN 1279, EN 14351, BS 6375, EN 12210, EN 1026, EN 1027, EN 1627-30 and/or PAS 24-2012, EN 12150, EN 14449 and other fenestration related European Standards.

The largest supplier of certification

With this extended scope has come an extended customer base and we believe we are now the largest supplier of certification in the window, door and glass industries. We set out and continue to offer a plain speaking and straight forward approach. Keeping up to date with industry standards to ensure you have the most up to date certification at all times can be a hassle if you don’t really know the details of the standards and which sections apply to your business. This hasn’t been helped by the fact that there is so much misinformation in the market – some of it even coming from other certification suppliers.

Luckily there are plenty of businesses that are still trying to do the best by their customers and stay ahead of legislative changes well ahead of the deadlines for change. In the last ten years we have obviously seen a few key amends including the introduction of energy ratings, lowered u-values and more recently mandatory CE Marking. CENSolutions has played an instrumental role in helping customers through all of these changes and beyond with ongoing audits and free of charge advice to answer any ad hoc queries.

In more recent years we have made the effort to become more active members of the industry – for example through our involvement with the GGF – Mike is a Chairman of the IGU Manufacturers group, and Wayne is involved with the Window/Door and Conservatory group.

Celebrate Good Times

CENSolutions has celebrated its 10year milestone in style with its attendance at the FIT Show; position as a finalist in the G13 Awards; sponsorship of the industry networking event PIGS; support of the Triple Glazing event and Trading Standards Conference as well as its charity efforts raising over £3000 for the National Kidney Federation by doing the National Three Peaks Challenge. We have enjoyed the last 10 years doing what we do and we’re looking forward to working with our existing, and hopefully more new customers, in the next 10 years.

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