Ten years and counting

ER Certification has turned ten years old.

Established in 2009, specifically to operate as an independent agency (IA) for the British Ratings Fenestration Council (BFRC), the company has grown and developed over the past decade into the go-to provider of certification schemes for window, door and sealed unit manufacturers.

Managing director Bill Keating said: “When we started out, we had a sole purpose acting as an IA for the BFRC. Over the years we have expanded the scope of our offering which now includes our CMS Mark covering sealed units, safety glass, windows and doors.

“Willie Montgomery joined us in 2012 to service Northern Ireland and Ireland, while John Warburton and I conduct audits in mainland UK and Europe.

“The launch of our sister company ERC Testing, in 2016, further cemented our commitment to the fenestration industry, as it means we can provide the certification and testing that SBD require under PAS 24. We’re also a certification provider for Secured by Design (SBD) fenestration industry members and we work with TÜV Rheinland Nederland to audit on their behalf in the UK and Ireland. In addition, we provide auditing services across Europe on behalf of both an American and a Canadian certification providers, for companies wishing to sell their products in the Americas and Canada.

“Although the industry has consolidated over the years, we have never been tempted to work in other markets. Our specialism has and always will be in the fenestration sector, providing certification for glass, window and door products. Our focus for the last ten years has been on delivering excellent service and adding value to our clients offering and this will remain our focus for the next ten and beyond.”