“TrustMark” is a scheme supported by Government, the building industry and consumer groups to help you find reliable and trustworthy tradespeople to make improvements and repairs to your home. Click here to visit their website. As an established company with a stable financial background and an excellent record of customer satisfaction, we had no problem being one of the first conservatory companies accepted into the scheme.
Membership of the Trust Mark scheme requires periodic inspections of work. This is undertaken on random sites by qualified BBA inspectors.
Federation of Master Builders
We are full members of the Federation of Master Builders as this is the most relevant trade association for the type of work we undertake. Click here to visit their website. Only established companies with a record of quality builds behind them are allowed to join. Their stringent vetting procedures include taking up references from customers, building inspectors and architects.
The upper echelon of FMB membership, only experienced builders who work to the highest professional standards can achieve MasterBond status. To find out more click here. We are MasterBond members, and as such can offer complete peace of mind whatever the scope of your building project.
We are definitely not members. FENSA is a self-regulation scheme for the window industry and has absolutory nothing to do with conservatories. Click here to visit their website, you will find no information whatsoever about conservatories. It is debatable how well any from of self-regulation works, but they have at least set a minimum insulation standard for replacement windows, which can only be a good thing.
It must be noted however, that should building control approval be required for your conservatory, the FENSA standards are insufficient. Your conservatory will need to have glazing of a better standard of insulation than is required by FENSA.
As members of the IWA we are entitled to join FENSA without any further vetting or fees. As we are not a double-glazing company, we have chosen not to. If for whatever reason you chose to have someone other than ourselves build your conservatory, we strongly recommend you choose a conservatory specialist and not a double-glazing company! If you need any advice on any aspect of this, we would suggest that consulting either a building control officer, architect or surveyor would be a better course of action that listening to a double-glazing sales rep!