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Our Accreditations

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What do our Accreditations and Certifications mean?

Trading for almost two centuries, Shelforce is renowned for achieving the highest standards possible via innovation through diversity.

Manufacturing high-quality windows and doors since 1992, the following accreditations are a testament to the team’s dedication to safety, efficiency and performance in the workplace.

ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System

This internationally recognised standard surrounds an organisation’s management system, which can demonstrate the following requirements:

  • the ability to consistently provide products and services that meet customers and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements
  • enhancing customer satisfaction through the effective application of the system
  • implementing processes for improvement of the system
  • the assurance of conformity to customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements.

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ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management System

This certification focuses on helping organisations make environmental practices more sustainable, by providing a 10 section framework that can be followed. Certification to this standard demonstrates:

  • A solid commitment to the environment
  • Acknowledgement of environmental responsibilities to customers and potential customers
  • Dedication to reducing environmental impacts & increasing operating efficiency
  • Implementing processes for improvement of the system

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CE Declaration of Performance Compliance BS EN 14351-1+A1

CE marking of construction products indicates that the product has been assessed and verified as conforming to harmonised European standard BS EN 14351-1:2006(+A1:2010); Windows and external pedestrian doorsets without resistance to fire and/or smoke leakage characteristics.

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PAS 24 Windows and Doors

PAS 24 is a minimum security standard that doors and windows are tested to, put in place to encourage engineers to design doors and windows to meet the minimum requirements and make them less vulnerable to attack.

The PAS 24 fit for purpose test standards include:

  • A security hardware assessment
  • Impact tests
  • Mechanical load tests

BFRC ‘A’ ratings as standard

Similar to the energy efficiency rating used for fridges and washing machines, the British Fenestration Rating Council (BRFC) provide a Window Energy Rating (WER) scheme that rates windows on their thermal efficiency. ‘A++’ ratings are at the highest end of the scale and ‘E’ ratings are the least energy-efficient, with ratings A to A++ considered as ‘energy positive’.

Look out for the multicoloured label on windows that officially adhere to the scheme. Other than the window rating level, the label will also reveal:

  • The energy loss rating in kilowatt-hours per square metre per year, e.g. 0.00 kWh/m²/year
  • A U-value, indicating the thermal conductivity of the window, e.g. 1.4 W/m²K
  • Effective air leakage, e.g. 0.00 W/m²K
  • Solar factor, e.g. 0.00
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Exova fire safety compliance

Uniting with Element Materials Technology in 2017, Exova and Element are global testing partners that certify both passive and active fire products and systems. Element fire safety compliance provides peace of mind that specific Shelforce products are fit for purpose, tested and certified for safety, quality and compliance.

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    We have accreditations from a range of associations to prove the reliability of our service and the performance of our products.

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    We have an impressive history which stretches back to 1839 when we were a workplace for the visually impaired.

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