Clearview National March 2016 - Issue 172 - Page 21

INDUSTRYNEWS Co-headlining the next Madi Rally »»KÖMMERLING WILL BE THE COheadline sponsor for the MADi Ball Rally Part Deux, starting in September 2016, which will see a number of glazing industry dignitaries head through France to Monte Carlo, after the overwhelming success of the inaugural event in 2015. Without the generous sponsorship of companies such as the Profine Group and its Kömmerling brand, such events would not be able to take place and nor would the considerable amounts of money be raised, which are passed on in full to the Anthony Nolan Trust, who MADi Fundraising continue to support. Gareth Mobley, co-founder of MADi fundraising was on hand to receive the cheque from Stefan Seidel of Kömmerling and commented: “We’re delighted to have Kömmerling on board as a co-headline sponsor, without their generosity we would From left to right: Gareth Mobley of MADi Fundraising with Stefan Seidel of profine Group. not be able to put on such an event. We’ve raised considerable funds in two years and hope that with the continued support of the industry we can reach £250,000 raised in total by the end of the year.” Stefan Seidel, Managing Director of Profine UK, concluded: “It’s important for us as a business to support the industry’s dedicated charities.” Visit, e-mail or follow @madifundraising BFRC ISSUES 25,000TH ENERGY RATINGS CERTIFICATION BFRC has issued its 25,000th Homeowner energy efficiency certificate in February, the only such certificate available in the UK glazing sector. »»LINDA FROM SUSSEX told BFRC why she wanted the certification, commenting: “I think it’s important to have so that I can prove that I have ra ted windows when it comes to selling my home.” Each certificate is specific to the property and the products installed, and feature the installers name and date of installation as well as the well-known ‘rainbow’ colour label. If an installer uses BFRC energy ratings as the route to compliance for ADL (rather than U-values) then this Homeowner Certificate can be issued for the client. At the point of notification on the FENSA website installers are asked if they would like to issue one for their customer and it is dispatched with the FENSA certificate. The certificate gives homeowners proof of the level of energy efficiency of the windows and doors they have ordered as verified by the premier, independent authority on window and door energy ratings. It can be kept by the homeowner and presented to an Energy Performance Certificate surveyor and any prospective purchasers when it comes to selling the property. “The message that homeowners need to use BFRC registered installers and manufacturers is hitting home,” commented BFRC managing director Chris Mayne. “More and more installers are issuing certificates – and increasing numbers of consumers are demanding them.” This BFRC Homeowner Energy Rating Certificate costs the installer just £1.50 (ex VAT). As it is not mandatory homeowners are also able to purchase this certificate direct in the event that the installer does not provide it - costing £10 (ex VAT). Replacement certificates can be purchased in the event of loss. A similar certificate will be available under the new, FREE for installers FENSA window and doorset energy ratings. For further information, please contact BFRC - 020 7403 9200 / C L E A RV I E W-U K . C O M » M AR 2016 » 21