The Folding Sliding Door Company
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Accreditations

Accreditations are not something that you can obtain over night. They take years of planning, testing and 100’s of testimonials from previous customers. Learn more about the accreditations we have been awarded below.

ISO 9001

ISO 9001 is the “Internationally recognised standard for the quality management” of businesses. It applies to the processes that create and control the products and services that The Folding Sldiing Door Company manufactures and supplies and gives a clear sign to customers that we are a quality company with quality products and services.

It prescribes systematic control of activities to ensure that the needs and expectations of customers are met. It is designed and intended to apply to virtually any product or service, made by any process anywhere in the world.

The benefits of ISO 9001
Cost savings can be made through improved efficiency and productivity, as product or service deficiencies will be highlighted. From this, improvements can be developed, resulting in less waste, inappropriate or rejected work and fewer complaints. Customers will notice that orders are met consistently, on time and to the correct specification.

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TrustMark

TrustMark is a quality mark which operates a framework under which 30 plus scheme operators work in the RMI (repair, maintenance and improvement) sector, including trade associations, local government trading standards teams, and independent scheme operators. These schemes are approved to carry the TrustMark logo and recruit reputable and trustworthy tradesmen. This enables the TrustMark scheme operators to promote improved RMI sector standards, and tackle related issues such as better enforcement. All of these scheme operators are audited annually by TrustMark, to ensure processes, standards and complaint procedures are being maintained.

What makes selecting TrustMark tradesmen so worthwhile?

  • A firm's technical skills have been independently checked through regular on-site inspections, as well as checks on their trading record and financial status;
  • Firms have signed up to a code of practice that includes insurance, good health and safety practices and customer care;
  • The approved scheme operator has checked and will continue to monitor the firm's quality of work, trading practices and customer satisfaction;
  • Firms are able to offer an Insurance Backed Warranty;
  • Deposit Protection Insurance is available for consumers in the event a firm should cease trading;
  • Firms will be able to tell you about any building regulations you must comply with and may also be able to provide appropriate certificates;
  • If you have a problem or disagreement with the firm, there will be a clear and user-friendly complaints procedure to help resolve the issue;
  • The scheme is fully supported by Government, the building industry and consumer protection groups.

All of these checks will give you - Peace of Mind
The Folding Sliding Door Company has attained The TrustMark Quality Standard.

FENSA

FENSA Registered Businesses are vetted at the start of their registration which includes checking the following:

  • Pre-Approval Inspection
  • Part of the pre-approval checks includes checking the company’s surveyor and installer competencies
  • Employer's Liability for at least £10M
  • Public Liability for at least £2M
  • Customer Contract Documents with Terms & Conditions, to include a 7 day cooling off period. (MANDATORY)
  • Any guarantees and warranties must be clearly written

To ensure the Building Regulations and thermal performance standards are consistently maintained, the installation work of every FENSA Registered Business is continually inspected by the UKAS accredited independent inspections body, the British Board of Agrément (BBA).

The Folding Sliding Door Company is a FENSA vetted business: Registration No. 30316.

FairTrades

FairTrades is the largest multi Trade Association in the UK established in the UK in June 1983. The FairTrades logo symbolises peace of mind for the customer as well as taking the worry out of finding a reputable business. All FairTrades Association Members have successfully completed a rigorous vetting procedure which requires a record of trading, Experian financial checks, a clean legal history and references from previous customers. All members must also commit to the FairTrades Customer Charter which ensures that the public are treated fairly when employing a FairTrades member.

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FairTrades Homeowner's Charter.

  • Respect the Homeowner’s rights at all times
  • Act appropriately and be transparent during contract negotiations; do not exert any undue pressure to secure a contract
  • Supply a written quotation when submitting a tender for contract
  • Comply with all laws, statutory regulations and Building Regulations
  • Maintain adequate employers and public liability insurance
  • Respect the Homeowner's privacy and take all steps to ensure the security of their home and a safe working environment, with specific attention to Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations and the safe and secure disposal of waste, and Work at Heights Regulations
  • Ensure that all work is started and completed on the agreed dates and that any unavoidable changes are clearly communicated to the homeowner
  • Arrive at the agreed time for appointments with the homeowner and to give advance warning of any unavoidable delay
  • Ensure that all work is completed to pre-defined specifications and budgets as defined in an agreed contract. All changes must be communicated and agreed with the homeowner prior to proceeding
  • Ensure that all works are completed to the highest possible standards and that all guaranteed elements of work are agreed
  • Leave all areas clean and tidy at the end of the day, and to remove all rubbish upon completing the contract
  • Have a complaints procedure that ensures you will respond to any complaint in a reasonable time and in a proper manner
  • Be fully responsible for all colleagues and sub-contractors in meeting these standards at all times
  • Provide written guarantees for workmanship and materials and, whenever possible, an Insurance Backed Guarantee; at the very least provide information to allow the offer of an Insurance Backed Guarantee
  • Ensure that current excellent legal and financial credit rating is maintained and does not fall below our required limits. This ensures that only the most professional and reliable contractors remain on the directory.

The Guild Of Master Craftsmen

For more than 30 years The Guild Of Master Craftsmen has represented over 400 different crafts, trades and professions, promoting and supporting excellence. The Guild’s emblem and Coat of Arms represent skill, integrity, quality and service.

Guild members come from a wide variety of backgrounds. Some are quite unusual, such as craftsmen in wrought iron, stained glass or thatch, others are traditional builders, plumbers or electricians. A growing number are involved in newer industries such as information technology and in the retail and service sector. The one thing they have in common is their commitment to excellence.

The Guild encourages members to strive for excellence and monitors standards to ensure that its principles are being maintained.

You can be safe in the knowledge that The Guild of Master Craftsmen undertakes rigorous vetting of all its members before they are allowed to join. Only the very best in their chosen field are accepted and standards are extremely high.

Applicants for the Guild are required to submit confidential references from satisfied customers and one of the first questions asked of all referees is whether or not they would be prepared to recommend the applicant to a relative or close friend.

The Guild's council of management looks at the business stability of the applicant, the business structure and includes a review of the references when considering the application as well as ensuring all other criteria are met. Only when they are satisfied that the applicant really does deserve to be called a master craftsman is the application approved.

All Guild members are very aware that if their quality of work and service falls to a level that is unacceptable then their membership can be withdrawn. This is a major criteria and acts as a deterrent to those who are not confident in their ability to be accepted as members and to maintain the quality of service that we insist as standard.

The Folding Sliding Door Company is an approved member of The Guild Of Master Craftsmen.