Leading hardware company VBH has recently made some changes to its Q-secure homeowner guarantee.

Q-secure guarantees finished windows, doors and patio doors, including aluminium bi-fold and lift/slide elements, against break in for 10 years after installation.

If an intrusion occurs as a result of hardware failure, VBH will pay the customer up to £8000 direct.

Fabricators can become Q-secure Approved Manufacturers by committing to gear their Q-secure products with hardware from VBH’s basket of approved products. Crucially, the basket contains hardware from a number of top brands, including greenteQ, Yale, AGB, Roto, Maco and Securistyle.

Companies installing Q-secure windows and doors are Q-secure Approved Installers. All Approved Partners are listed on the newly updated website. Consumers looking for window and door companies can easily find a selection via the post code search button. VBH are driving consumers to the website to generate leads for the network.

Marketing Manager Gary Gleeson says “There’s a glut of business out there just waiting to be had. Everyone is concerned about security, whatever the economic climate. By offering a free 10 year security guarantee as part of their sales pitch, Q-secure Partners have the edge over competitors who sell on price alone. After all, prospects can see that the Q-secure network must be supremely confident in the performance of our products if we’re promising to pay up to £8000 if they fail. That peace of mind is priceless.”

All the hardware on the approved list has been tested to relevant UK and/or European standards, and the range has recently been refreshed by the addition of new products including greenteQ ClearLIFT lift/slide door hardware and the ArTech tilt and turn system from respected Italian manufacturer AGB.

Gary adds ”A big attraction to fabricators who sign up as Q-secure Manufacturers is that they are not pinned down to one single hardware brand. For example, they can currently choose window locks from 3 top makers. This means that they can tailor their windows and doors to their own preference. Q-secure covers everything so there are no nasty surprises if someone does make a claim.”

For more information on how to join the Q-secure network visit qsecure.co.uk, Tweet @vbhgb or @vbhgreenteQ, or call 01634 263300.