Kestrel reaches new high standard with BES6001

The standard means that Kestrel products now offer greater value to house builders, delivering credits or ‘points’ under the Code for Sustainable Homes.

Kestrel, which specialises in roofline, window line and fascia products, had to demonstrate it met stringent criteria to achieve the ‘green’ standard, and it did so in record time, taking just three instead of the standard six months.

Derek Whale, Kestrel operations manager, said: “The BES6001 means that our customers can be assured that as a company we understand our responsibilities and source raw materials in an ethical and sustainable manner.”

The scheme is recognised by the BREEAM family of certification schemes and the Code for Sustainable Homes where credits can be awarded for construction products independently certified through BES6001.

It is particularly important to social housing builders, but can also be of value to speculative house builders such as Taylor Wimpey and Redrow.

Kestrel sales and marketing director Simon Reynolds, said: “Attaining this standard is another demonstration of how serious Kestrel is about ensuring our standards are among the highest in the industry.

“I have to give credit to our operations team for achieving the BES6001 standard so quickly. It is testament to Kestrel’s relationship with quality suppliers, alongside our own tracking and monitoring systems, that the standard was achieved in such a short period of time.”

The new BES6001 covers Kestrel’s full range of products including fascia boards, bargeboards, window boards, cladding, siding and window trims.