Helix Group Brands
While diverse in the services they provide, all Helix brands are unified in a commitment to quality, value-creation and a drive to continually elevating standards within the industry sectors they represent.
Providing award-winning IT systems to the regulatory sector for over ten years,
Borough IT helps organisations understand and make better use of data through sustainable and secure technological solutions.
The value in Borough IT lies in its ability to solve the problem of technology within an organisation; transforming it into a business asset instead of an expensive burden.
This ability comes from the recognition that while complex, data-centric problems require data professionals, they must also have great insight into the business requirements of the client company.
The systems created by Borough IT do more than simply solve the immediate problem outlined by the client - they delve deeper into future plans and challenges to ease administrative pressure and deliver enhanced processes and profits.
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Formed in 2002, FENSA is the largest and longest-established Competent Person Scheme in the UK.
FENSA has played a leading role in improving the performance and reputation of the glazing sector.
The FENSA remit is to ensure installations carried out by all its nearly 6,000 FENSA members adhere strictly and safely to current Building Regulations standards in England and Wales.
This means homeowners holding a FENSA certificate can be assured that their installation meets these requirements, and that if the work is subsequently discovered to fall below these required standards, rectification will be made.
The FENSA rules also enable further consumer protection in the form of Insurance Backed Guarantees and recourse to Alternative Dispute Resolution.
The FENSA scheme allows installers to meet regulatory requirements through a simple online registration of jobs and via a continuous inspection regime to ensure standards are consistently met. This self-assessment is cost-effective and convenient to installers of all sizes from sole traders to national concerns; whilst bypassing the need for costly sign-off from Building Control.
FENSA processes the registration (and LABC notification) of over 700,000 jobs per year and is continually evolving its services to members; ensuring they have the easiest and best way to grow their businesses whilst complying with regulations.
GGFi is an insurance broker specialising in providing Warranty Insurance to the home improvement sector.
Warranty Insurance policies - otherwise known as Insurance-Backed Guarantees or IBGs - allow home improvement businesses to provide insurance on the guarantees supplied with their completed works. This offers an additional level of consumer protection that ensures homeowners who have purchased costly improvements with long guarantee periods can rest-assured the term of the guarantee will be covered in the event their installer ceases trading (subject to the terms of the policy).
Provision of an IBG is a mandatory requirement for all replacement windows and doors installed in England & Wales. GGFi is committed to allowing installers to meet this requirement in the most convenient, cost-effective way. Therefore GGFi installers can provide the best-possible level of service and protection to their customers, without the need to fill out endless paperwork.
Additionally, GGFi has innovated a number of other insurance products designed to benefit and enhance the home improvement sector whilst offering ever-increasing levels of consumer protection.
The British Fenestration Ratings Council (BFRC) is the premier UK authority for independently verified ratings of energy efficient windows and doors.
Consumers may recognise BFRC rated products by the ’rainbow’ label they carry.
Homeowners can use this simple to understand label to easily measure and compare the energy efficiency of different window and door products.
By choosing an energy efficient window or door, the homeowner can be confident they are making the best choice – reducing both carbon emissions and the cost of their energy fuel bills.
BFRC not only provides its registered installers with unrivalled technical expertise, but also enables installers a low-cost and convenient means of providing their customers with the best products for their home.
Committed to ensuring installations meet relevant regulatory requirements,
Rushworth Inspection Services and Auditing Limited (RISA) offers independent and impartial inspection and auditing services
to the fenestration and construction industries.
As the sole provider of inspection services to FENSA, the RISA team has national coverage and an impressive range of experience across a number of sectors.
It is the firm belief of RISA that by incremental improvements and ensuring everyone meets regulatory requirements; the industry will continually improve and evolve - becoming more trusted and successful.
The RISA inspectors are not looking to catch installers out, but to help ensure each element of their work hits a required standard of excellence. From a company point of view, far from forming a layer of red-tape, RISA helps businesses reduce risk, improve quality and gain a vital competitive edge.
It is a firm belief of Helix Training that by providing access to the best possible training at every level,
the glazing and home improvement market can go from strength to strength.
From installation to marketing and ethical selling - everyone has something to learn and Helix Training is committed to increasing the professional excellence of the sector as a whole.
A customer knows when they engage the services of an organisation that regularly invests in training, that they are employing someone who values quality and best practice.
Helix Training exists to provide accessible training that will further the career of individuals and the commercial success of businesses; all while providing improved service to consumers and the wider industry. Whether you need to demonstrate Individual Competence (MTC), or if you wish to deliver bespoke training services on your own premises – Helix Training can enhance your business.
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