ACCREDITATIONS & GUARANTEES

MANUFACTURING & GUARANTEES

  • All of our kitchen cabinets, laminate worktops, breakfast bars, upstands, backboards and a selection of our kitchen doors and mouldings are manufactured in the UK.

  • All manufacturing sites hold BS EN ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System requirements

  • All manufacturing/ supply warehouse and distribution sites hold BS OHSAS 18001:2007

  • FIRA accreditation and FIRA Gold award for product excellence on rigid cabinets and kitchen ranges

  • Granite, laminate and real wood worktops come with a one year manufacturer's guarantee. In the unlikely event of a defect in manufacturing or raw materials, we will happily replace any worktop promptly and without charge.

  • Silestone quartz worktops offer a 25 year warranty, this is subject to registering online after purchase.

  • Selected worktops use chipboard complying with BS EN 312:2010 Type P3

  • All lighting comes with a two year guarantee*. In the unlikely event of a defect in manufacturing or raw materials, we will happily replace any lighting product promptly and without charge.

  • All appliances meet safety requirements of British and European Standards.

  • All Lamona appliances and a selection of unbranded appliances come with a three year manufacturer's guarantee from date of purchase.

  • All sinks are manufactured to European Standards BS EN 13310:2015

  • All Lamona taps comply with the Water Supply (Water Fittings) Regulations 1999

  • FSC or PEFC certification on selected products.

TESTING

  • A range of rigid cabinets tested to BS 6222:2-2:2009+A1:2017 Part 2 Level H**, BS EN14749:2016 Domestic and kitchen storage units and workshops and BS 6222-3:2017 Part 3 Domestic Kitchen equipment: Durability of surface finish and adhesion of surfacing and edging materials

  • Laminate worktops tested to BS 6222-3:2017 Part 3

  • All matt laminate 28mm with P3 grade moisture resistance worktops are tested to and meet FIRA Gold Award standards

COMMITMENT TO THE ENVIRONMENT

We are committed to protecting the environment, which is why 100% of the timber or timber-based products we manufacture are all FSC certified. This means that they are legally harvested from sustainable and renewable sources and produced in a socially responsible way. All of our packaging is also from recycled or certified sources and the plastic bags we mail our brochures in are degradable.

ENVIRONMENT

  • FC certification on selected ranges

  • FSC certification on laminate worktops and breakfast bars (excluding upstands and backboards) and PEFC certification on all upstands

  • All manufacturing and warehouse sites have achieved ISO 14001:2015 for environmental standards

  • Howdens Joinery Group PLC has been certified for real carbon reduction and commitment to ongoing reductions