The BM TRADA Q-Mark window general performance certification scheme provide assurance that the windows meet the same high standards as those tested and therefore offer the same performance criteria.
The BM TRADA Q-Mark window general performance certification scheme was introduced as an entry level certification scheme covering windows produced to British Standards for most of the common material types.
The Q-Mark window general performance certification scheme certifies products for the material specific product standard and is the starting point for manufacturers to achieve certification in the Q-Mark enhanced security window scheme.
- Timber windows to BS 644
- PVC-U windows to BS 7412
- Aluminium windows to BS 4873
- Steel windows to BS 6510
- Composite material windows
- Window hardware (for proving ability to comply with the test standards).
All the above types of products must pass initial type testing to:
- BS 6375-1: Performance of windows and doors. Classification for weather tightness and guidance on selection and specification
- BS 6375-2: Performance of windows and doors. Classification for operation and strength characteristics and guidance on selection and specification
- BE 6375-3: Performance of windows and doors. Classification for additional performance characteristics and guidance on selection and specification.
Achieving BM TRADA Q-Mark certification involves initial type testing and factory production control audits. Maintaining certification involves periodic audit testing and factory production control audits.
Benefits of the Q-Mark window general performance certification
- Helps generate new business by enabling you to tender for the increasing number of projects that specify third party certification of window manufacturers
- Helps generate repeat business because it enhances your reputation for quality which in turn leads to customer loyalty
- Membership is voluntary and as such it provides a clear demonstration of your commitment to quality
- You continue to benefit as levels of awareness of the scheme and the demand for third party certification continues
- You benefit from association with BM TRADA, widely recognized and accepted as a leading provider of third party certification.
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