Published On: Tue, Oct 15th, 2019

Velux® and Guardian Warm Roof confirms first-ever partnership

The UK’s leading roof window manufacturer and lightweight roof replacement brands are joining forces. It is the first time Velux GBI has partnered with a lightweight replacement roof brand in the UK. The agreement means that Guardian Warm Roof will only fit Velux roof windows in their lightweight roof replacement systems. For Guardian, Managing Director Joe Kearney said: “Both Velux and Guardian are in enviable positions as leaders in their specific areas of expertise; and synonymous with quality and innovation in the industry. Guardian has been in the business for over 30 years. Velux, globally, is a little distance ahead of us on 75 years. To be at the top of your game for that long is rare. From the moment we started talking about how we might work more closely together we quickly realised there was an obvious synergy, not least in our longevity and the seamless integration of our products.”

Having announced the partnership, the size of the combined community of Guardian and Velux installers is anticipated to continue to expand on its already significant numbers. Guardian Warm Roof’s UK-wide network of approved installers has now grown to over 500 members. They are served by more than 24 trained and accredited fabricators who are, in turn, supported by Guardian’s own in-house technical engineering department. That level of knowledge, service and support means that over 300 UK homeowners receive new Guardian Warm Roofs installations in the UK every week.

Guardian Operations Director Ross Darcy said: “This is a huge deal for the industry. Guardian was the first solid roof replacement system in the UK. Since then we have grown our range to include lightweight slates, shingles, and the Guardian Extension. Whatever our companies develop, at the heart of both Guardian and Velux lies a relentless approach to innovate, and support independent testing and approvals. This common purpose gives homeowners and installers complete peace of mind. Both companies share a simple passion for improving homes and transforming the lives of homeowners and their families. And now, working together, we can learn from each other and inspire our combined communities of approved installers and fabricators to build even better living spaces together.”

Velux is the latest global brand to partner with Guardian. In 2018 Guardian partnered with Kingspan in the launch of the new Guardian extension product. Last year, Guardian Warm Roof was a winner at the 44th National Home Improvement Council (NHIC) Annual Awards 2018. Guardian won in the category for ‘Delivering community benefit through home improvement’.