Awards & Accreditations - Roofglaze Quality Assurance

Roofglaze Achieves ISO 9001:2015 Re-accreditation

“The directors of the Roofglaze group of companies are pleased to announce that the business has recently been re-accredited to ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management Systems Requirements. The ISO 9001:2015 sets out best industry practice for the management and operation of a business and in any industry sector with a view to ensuring the quality of output to its clients.

Specific to Roofglaze, the accreditation helps to provide our clients with confidence that, not only is our business continuously developing and looking for ways to improve the quality of our products and services, but also that we have a core focus on monitoring and maintaining customer satisfaction.

Maintaining a focus of quality on our business management, suite of products and services across the group of companies, our clients can purchase with confidence that their needs will be met and that, in the unfortunate event of a defect arising, not only will the situation be remedied, but lessons learned will help drive future improvements to our products and services.”

What is ISO 9001:2015?

ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System (QMS) is internationally recognised as the world’s leading quality management standard and has been implemented by over one million organisations in over 170 countries globally. ISO 9001 implemented, to its full potential, becomes an invaluable asset to your organisation.

The purpose of the standard is to assist companies in meeting statutory and regulatory requirements relating to their product while achieving excellence in their customer service and delivery. The standard can be used throughout an organisation to improve the performance or within a particular site, plant or department.

ISO 9001 contains eight key principles of quality management which is not auditable but do form the fundamental characteristics of quality management:

  • Customer focus and customer satisfaction
  • Leadership
  • Involvement of people
  • Process approach
  • A systematic approach to management
  • Continual improvement
  • Factual approach to decision making
  • Mutually beneficial supplier relationship

Key Benefits of ISO 9001:2015

  • Become more cost-efficient
  • Increased credibility and competitiveness
  • Lower costs and shorter cycle times through effective use of resources
  • Enhanced customer satisfaction and improved customer loyalty leading to repeat business
  • Increased revenue and market share obtained through flexible and fast responses to market opportunities
  • Integration and alignment of internal processes which will lead to increased productivity and results
  • Consistency in the delivery of your product or service
  • Improved communication, planning and administration processes

For more information on ISO 9001:2015 take a look at the ISO Website

Roofglaze is pleased to announce that it has upgraded its Constructionline membership from Silver (Level 2) to Gold (Level 3).

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Having already worked on numerous high-profile projects with top architects and main contractors, this is further proof of Roofglaze’s continued commitment to quality across the business.

You can find more information on the Constructionline website about what it means to be a Gold Member of this service.

With our market-leading system partnerships and in-house manufacturing capabilities, Roofglaze is ideally placed to offer a wide range of bespoke rooflight solutions for all manner of project types across every industry sector. We look forward to assisting you with your next project.

Please feel free to view/download our Technical Resources and to call (01480 474 797) or e-mail us through our contact form

We are happy to announce that Roofglaze has been awarded the Certisecure accreditation and qualified for Secured by Design membership with our Fixed Flatglass Protect+ rooflight range, demonstrating that these are fully compliant with Building Regulations Approved Document Q.

Here at Roofglaze, we feel that your home’s security is something that should be taken seriously and not left to chance. With this in mind, we have tried to do our part by engineering a specialist rooflight, utilising a laminated inner glass pane to maximise security.

Alongside the added security of the laminated inner pane, our Flatglass Protect+ rooflights will still have the same sleek and contemporary profile that makes our standard Fixed Flatglass rooflights so pleasing on the eye.Fixed Flatglass Protect+ Rooflight

The Secured by Design (SBD) initiative is part of the Official Police Security Initiative. It was established in 1989 and was created based on the principle of ‘designing out crime’ through physical security and processes. Secured by Design work throughout all aspects of the construction industry to help raise the level of security of home improvements by setting key standards, designed to reduce the risk and fear of crime.

Roofglaze’s Protect+ range of Flatglass rooflights have been extensively attack tested against STS 202 by leading test house Exova to determine their compliance with Build Regulations Part Q – Security in Dwellings.

Research has shown those using products that meet SBD standards are up to 75% less likely to be burgled and show a reduction of 25% in criminal damage, hence the importance to ensure that all windows, rooflights and doors are secure by using the right products for the job.

Take a look at our Approved Document Q Technical Page.

Our stock range of Fixed Flatglass Protect+ rooflights are now available to buy online from our Shop for delivery to you in 3-5 working days.

The Construction Design and Management Regulations 2015 (CDM) determine that designers must eliminate foreseeable health and safety risks during construction, maintenance and refurbishment of buildings.

This has resulted in an increasing requirement for rooflights being specified as non-fragile roofs to ensure the safety of people below the glazed roof and people who may be on the roof.

Roofglaze have recently undertaken further independent testing on their Flatglass range of contemporary glass rooflights, carried out at the world-leading Building Research Establishment in Watford, UK.

BRE is a collection of some of the country’s most innovative researchers, scientists, engineers and technicians, who strive to continuously improve the accepted standards of our built environment.

The knowledge they generate comes from using experts from a variety of fields performing independent research to be able to create the highest standards, ensuring our homes and communities are safe.

The non-fragility testing undertaken at BRE was carried out in accordance the Centre for Window & Cladding Technology (CWCT) Technical Notes TN66 & 67, recognised as the only industry standard for Safety and Fragility for Glazed Roofing.

 

The exhausting destructive testing simulates the impact of a person accidentally falling onto the rooflight, impact from tools and equipment, followed by a static load test to demonstrate the residual strength of the glass.

The tests involve a series of soft and hard body impact tests, followed by a static load of 180kg being retained for a period of 30 minutes, all undertaken at a test temperature of 40 degrees Centigrade. 

With the architectural trend for larger and larger single pane rooflights, Roofglaze selected huge single pane units measuring 2700mm x 2700mm and a glass area of 7.290m2.

After three consecutive days of extensive testing, it was confirmed that the Roofglaze’s Flatglass rooflights conform to the latest CWCT non-fragility standards, and passed to the highest achievable standard, Class 1 non-fragility rating.

Class 1 non-fragile rooflights are for applications where they may be walked on for occasional cleaning and maintenance.

They need to be able to support both the weight of people on the glass and their equipment, and designed to withstand the impact from a person and their tools or equipment, and resist the impacts without damage.

Prior to this testing, Roofglaze had already achieved a CWCT Class 2 non-fragility rating for their Flatglass rooflights.

Achieving CWCT Class 1 is a major step in the continuous development of Roofglaze’s market leading Flatglass range of rooflights.

“Having carried out many impact tests over the years on various glazing materials and specifications, the impact performance of our Fixed Flatglass exceed the expectations of all that were in attendance. There was no deflection or breakdown at all noticed on the inner laminated surface, even once both glazed panels were deliberately broken and loaded out with the 180kg static load” – Paul Butler (Director, Roofglaze)

 

Roofglaze’s RIBA-approved CPD seminar provides further insight into the importance of non-fragility, as well as the latest regulations and legislation surrounding this.

If you are looking to specify Flatglass rooflights on your next project, then why not book your next CPD with Roofglaze today? It’s a decision you won’t regret!

The key topics which are covered throughout a typical 45 minute seminar include:

1. Contemporary daylighting systems and the growing demand for flat glass

2. The leading-edge glass solutions in today’s marketplace

3. What you need to consider when specifying flat glass rooflights

4. The relevant British Standards and non-fragility testing procedures

5. How to install and maintain these rooflights

Feel free to e-mail cpd@roofglaze.unity.online with you enquiry. Alternatively, you can use our online CPD Booking Form.

 

If you need any further product information or technical advice, then please call us on 01480 474 797 or e-mail sales@roofglaze.unity.online with your enquiry.

During a busy and successful time for the business, we are pleased to confirm our re-accreditation from ISO 9001:2008 to the ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System.

All ISO standards are scrutinised every 6-8 years to establish if any revisions are required to keep it current and relevant in the marketplace.

ISO 9001:2015 is designed to respond to the latest market trends and also be more compatible with other management system standards, such as ISO 14001:2015.

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Due to these revisions, the emphasis is now being placed on a more preemptive style of quality control using continual risk assessment.

The whole of the company will now need to be more proactive and responsible for quality management, rather than just relying on the input of the Quality Manager alone.

With more of a focus on leadership management, rather than just following the quality processes, there is now a more structured manner for addressing risks and opportunities.

All of this will allow us to provide the highest possible levels of product quality and supply chain efficiency to our customers and clients going forward.

Joan Watson, Human Resources Manager at Roofglaze, had this to say:

“We first introduced our ISO 9001 Quality Management System back in 2007, but I can safely say that having run with the system now for over 9 years we have seen a considerable improvement in our business processes, which continue to meet our customers’ requirements. We, therefore, thank all our employees in helping us gain re-accreditation for a further 3 years.”

Further details of our various industry accreditation’s and certifications can be found on our About page.

For more information on our range of rooflight solutions, please feel free to call us on 01480 474 797 or email us through our contact form

Roofglaze is now a Full Member of the Made in Britain Campaign, which is an initiative that has been set up to support and promote British manufacturing.

Here at Roofglaze, we have been manufacturing our market-leading range of Flatglass Rooflights since 2001 at our purpose-built Cambridgeshire facility.

We are also extremely proud to work in co-operation with our world-leading portfolio of Technical Partners.

However, we will always take any available opportunity to support and champion the inherent quality of British manufactured goods.

Click the logo below to view our Full Member Profile on the Made in Britain Campaign’s website.Made in Britain LogoYou can rest assured that the product you are receiving has been authenticated as manufactured in the UK.

For more information about the rooflight solutions that we can offer you, please feel free to give us a call on 01480 474 797 or e-mail us through our contact form

Roofglaze is proud to have joined the National Federation of Roofing Contractors (NFRC) as a Supplier Member.

What this actually means in practice is that Roofglaze is viewed by the NFRC as an approved and trusted provider of rooflights, skylights and roof windows.

You can view our full Supplier Member Profile by clicking on the NFRC logo below.

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Roofglaze has also recently become a partner of Construction Link (C-Link), which is a new online platform aimed at helping construction professionals to find the ideal Specialist Contractor for their current and upcoming building project requirements.

We are always keen to do whatever we can to make the specification process as easy as possible for you, and our full C-Link Partner Profile can be viewed by clicking the logo below.

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Roofglaze is a unique company in this industry, specialising in the provision of rooflights, skylights and overhead glazing systems.

You can find out more about what we do, what makes us unique and our other industry accreditations in the About section of our website.

Our team is on hand to assist you with any questions or enquiries that you might have about our market-leading range of products and services.

Please feel free to give us a call on 01480 474 797 or e-mail sales@roofglaze.unity.online with your enquiry.

Riba CPD

Want to know more about Flat Glass Rooflights and how to specify them? Why not call us on 01480 474797 to book your next CPD seminar with Roofglaze today!

Roofglaze is delighted to announce that our new RIBA-approved CPD seminar is now available for presentation at your offices:

‘Contemporary Rooflight Solutions: A Specifier’s Guide to Flat Glass Rooflights’

Our new CPD seminar covers the key subject areas below:

– Contemporary daylighting systems and the growing demand for flat glass rooflights
– The leading-edge glass solutions in today’s marketplace
– What you need to consider when specifying flat glass rooflights
– The relevant British Standards and testing procedures
– How to install and maintain these rooflights

Handily for architects looking to acquire the necessary CPD hours, our new CPD seminar is part of the RIBA Core Curriculum, under the following categories:

Compliance: legal, regulatory and statutory frameworks and processes

Designing and building it: design, construction, technology and engineering

Please feel free to give us a call on 01480 474 797 with your CPD seminar booking enquiries.

Alternatively, you can click here to send us an e-mail.

Roofglaze is proud to be the first rooflight manufacturer in the UK to have reached the crucial stage of ‘Level 2 BIM Readiness’.

With the critical 2016 deadline for BIM Compliance approaching, BIM Objects for Roofglaze’s range of Flatglass rooflights can now be downloaded from the NBS National BIM Library.

Roofglaze’s new Flatglass BIM Objects are available for download in both IFC and Autodesk Revit formats.

Below are the Roofglaze products that have so far been created as downloadable BIM Objects:

Fixed Circular Flatglass Rooflights:

Circular Fixed

Fixed Square or Rectangular Flatglass Rooflights:

Fixed Flatglass

Hinged Flatglass Rooflights:

Electric Hinged

 

Walk-on Flatglass Rooflights:

Walk-on Unit

Roofglaze specialises in the design, manufacture, supply and installation of Rooflights and Glazing Systems. From modular Flatglass rooflights to large area roof glazing systems, Roofglaze’s products help you to make the most of daylight.

Please feel free to download our new Flatglass BIM Objects from the NBS National BIM Library.