Partnership piloted

Guardian Roof is piloting a new UK-wide partnership with a local authority organisation.

The deal between Guardian Roof and Hertfordshire Building Control is claimed to give Guardian’s UK installer network access to a simpler and swifter LABC compliance process.

The service covers everything from administration through to final completion certificate.

The agreement will see Hertfordshire Building Control oversee building regulations approvals for conservatory solid roof conversions and formations of openings between house and conservatory.

Guardian Roof’s Joe Kearney said: “Everyone in the industry knows how important the LABC guidelines are. They maintain, and protect high installation standards throughout the industry. And, while we know Team Guardian installers will love the simple administrative benefits of our partnership with Hertfordshire Building Control, we have a bigger campaign in mind.

“For some time now, we have sought a working partnership with the public sector that builds and protects confidence, value and trust in the role of UK building control. And, of course, LABC guidelines. In Hertfordshire, we’ve found a partner that shares our vision and hopes.

“The agreement gives reassurance to Guardian installers and customers that third-party checks are consistent with our own high-quality manufacturing standards.”

Once registered, Team Guardian installers will have access to a user-friendly application portal and will be able to use the LABC partner logo on vehicles and correspondence.

For Hertfordshire Building Control, Trevor Clements, head of business development said: “In negotiations with Guardian, it became clear that we could offer a service that would provide outstanding value for the application fees. I was impressed that Guardian had sufficient faith in their product and installation teams to want to invite the additional level of third-party checking by experienced Surveyors that LABC provides.”