For the Home - Living with the Kitemark...
The Kitemark has been involved in the building industry for decades. You will most likely have seen a Kitemark symbol on glass, windows or doors.
The Kitemark is so well regarded in this sector that many local and county councils, architects, utility companies and project managers specify the use of Kitemark products at the outset.
You have probably never thought about the number of Kitemark products in your day to day life. In fact, you would be amazed at how many you probably benefit from every day - manhole covers in pavements and roads, windows, bricks, gutters, roofing tiles and concrete are just some examples. And these are the ones you can see. What about those that you cannot such as underground pipes, drainage channels, valves, flue pipes, insulated chimneys. Again the list is extensive. In fact, why not take a look at the Kitemark House and see just how many Kitemark products are likely to be in your house.
The Kitemark is also seen on fire extinguishers, smoke and Carbon Monoxide alarms and fire blankets which means you can be sure that these products have been tested to Kitemark standards and will perform reliably. Fire extinguishers, smoke alarms, CO alarms, fire blankets.
Plugs & Sockets
Probably one of the most seen Kitemark symbols is on UK 3 pin plugs and sockets. It has been there for years and we probably take it for granted. In reality, it means that the plug or socket has been tested in a number of different ways to make sure that it will stand up to the wear and tear it receives in its lifetime as well as will perform its function safely and reliably.
Changes in the UK building regulations means there is now a need to have electrical work in your house certified by what is called a 'competent person'. It therefore makes sense to use a competent person to carry out the work as they will be able to issue you with the appropriate certificate and advise your local authority on your behalf. You can now ask for a Kitemark Electrician so that you can be sure of getting a good, honest, fair and, above all, safe and reliable job. Electrical work is something that you do not want to leave to chance.