Preston Harrison ‘raise the roof’ on orders with UPVC building products manufacturer Kestrel

A roofing firm is ‘full to the rafters’ of Kestrel roofline after purchasing products for a site of more than 100 units.

Leeds based Preston Harrison made the bulk buy from the leading UPVC building products manufacturer, which included UPVC fascias, soffits, downpipes and gutters.

Steve Parker, an estimator at the 40 year-old family run firm, said: “We have been using Kestrel’s UPVC roofline products for about a year or so now.

"They are economically priced and are great quality.”

Kestrel’s business development manager for the north east David Maybank said: “Preston Harrison is a Kestrel registered installer and is currently undertaking training for the Kestrel UPVC roofline installation qualification, both of which will increase the product’s guarantee to 35 years.

“We are very pleased to be associated with such a credible company,” he added.

Since 2011 Kestrel has been working with its installers to achieve NVQ level training.

Once completed, businesses can then awarded the UPC building product manufacturer's Q Card which can be presented to customers, showing their name, qualifications and photograph.

The qualification, accredited by the GQA is valued at £1,500 per person but can be free for Kestrel registered installers (depending on funding).

With the government’s commitment to the Green Deal, Kestrel is aiming to deliver a full 12-month apprenticeship NVQ to installers.

The move follows the announcement that in order to apply for Green Deal accreditation, installation companies will have to make sure that their installers have the relevant qualifications.

David added: “We have a growing number of registered UPVC roofline installers, who must all be commended for their commitment to delivering a great service to their customers.”

For further information about Kestrel’s UPVC roofline registered installer scheme http://www.kbp.co.uk/kestrel-installer-scheme