Here at Leads 2 Trade, we have linked up with Assure Certification to offer prospective members of our installer network a quicker route to become self-certified.

"At Leads 2 Trade we always have the consumer's best interests at heart," said Andy Royle, our co-founder and director.

"We take the hassle out of having to find a reputable, trusted company by having a vetted trading network, that meets the highest standards, readily available to customers.

"The profile of our network has changed over the years and it's vital that our members have the right certification.

"So, any applications we get from new companies who don't have a competent person's scheme in place we steer in Assure's direction.

"All installers registered with Assure are provided with branded ID cards, so homeowners know they are exactly who they claim, and they have the appropriate Minimal Technical Competences to complete the work."

Assure Certification is an official, Ukas-accredited Competent Persons Scheme authorised by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) for the replacement of windows, roof windows, roof lights and doors in England and Wales.

Assure offers an easy application process, a technical helpline, while all their inspectors are window industry trained.

Austin Greene, managing director of Assure Certification, said: "As an installer, it's imperative that the work you do complies with Building Regulations so a homeowner can be rest assured that the work you are carrying out is legal and correct.

"We are delighted to be able to provide prospective members of Leads 2 Trade with a comprehensive, competitive solution to get themselves certified."

If you would like to find out more about joining the Leads 2 Trade network, telephone 0800 124 4308 or visit leads2trade.co.uk.