Recently in the trade press much has been made regarding the availability of free Window Energy Ratings (WER’s) for glazing installers. At Certass TRR, this is old news and glazing installers have had the opportunity to benefit from this option for a couple of years now.
There are two options available to the Certass TRR glazing installer to have a WER in their own company name. Which of the two options a glazing installer selects is dependent upon the purchasing habits of the glazing installer. The Certass TRR glazing installer options are:
Option 1 – Use a Certass TRR registered fabricator or Certass TRR registered Trade Frame Supplier
Certass TRR fabricator and trade frame supplier members have had the ability to issue WER labels to their customers, the glazing installer in the glazing installer’s company name for over 3 years by using our Corporate Installers Scheme. The glazing installer must purchase both the frame and glass through the trade frame supplier.
Option 2 – Glazing Installer Purchases Glass and Frames from Separate Suppliers
For those glazing installers that wish to choose different suppliers for their glass and frame purchases due to their historic trading relationships and/or cost savings can, for a small nominal fee join the Certass TRR Product Certification Scheme.
Additionally, as these Certass TRR member glazing installers purchase their glass and frames from different suppliers, they are now defined as the full product manufacturer and we assist these Certass TRR members with their CE Mark compliant thermal calculations and CE Mark template self-declarations documents and provide guidance where required.
Further News on Free Window Energy Ratings (WER’s)
At present an annual fee is paid by Certass TRR fabricator and trade frame supplier members signing up to our Corporate Installer Scheme for their customers, the glazing contractors to be able to issue their own WER labels. Certass TRR will be contacting all Certass TRR supplier members shortly to inform them that the Corporate Installer Scheme fee will be waived in future.
Certass Always Moving Forward
Certass is currently working on a glazing supplier directory which will help to promote our Certass TRR suppliers to our installer network. Once our glazing suppliers’ directory is published, we will be providing this to all our glazing installers free of charge. The glazing supplier directory will show Certass TRR suppliers region by region with full contact details per glazing supplier.
Certass is currently working on a whole new online member’s area which will integrate both the Certass installers and TRR member platforms into a singular member’s area. This new platform is industry leading and has been designed with you the member in mind. Member companies will be permitted to easily view summarised core data from a single home screen.
Certass is moving into its second decade of trading and we are keeping with the attributes that established Certass and helped us grow to our current stature by continuing to deliver excellent customer service and by always providing great value and flexible solutions both benefitting our customers and the glazing industry sector.