Who are FENSA and What Do They Do?
FENSA is a self-assessment scheme. This scheme was introduced and created by the glazing and glass federation, with partnerships with some of the leading companies in the industry. Because of the government that launched the building regulations for double and triple glazing companies.
When buying windows, conservatories, orangeries, and doors for your home. Companies are now required to meet the current building regulations and thermal standards. Furthermore, this now means that companies have to have a FENSA certificate that states the windows are compliant with these standards. The certificate is issued by the Competent Person scheme, and FENSA is the most popular company to do so. Other local building control representatives can also issue FENSA certificates.
FENSA Is An Industry Standard
FENSA is an industry standard certification for the compliance of the building regulations. However, there are some other options to use for certification. On the other hand purchasing, home improvement products that have a FENSA logo and a FENSA installer to carry out the job is the better option. Because this means that you do not require to register the new door or window installations with your local authority. Furthermore, this means that the homeowner could save time and money.
There are currently thousands of glazing companies that have joined and use FENSA across Wales and England. FENSA carry out regular assessments on installers to ensure that they are delivering the correct standards. By choosing a FENSA installer to install your new windows or door for you, once the job is done you have the choice to rate the job using a feedback form. Feedback is taken into account for the assessment process, you can be confident that the installer or glazing company you use has good feedback.
Deposit Protection and Insurance Backed
Having brand new windows installed can be expensive. FENSA installers and companies are required to have protections in place to look after the customers. These include insurance guarantee on all replacement windows and doors. If you need to pay a deposit for the work to be carried out, then the deposit should be protected by a scheme of protection.
Once all the work is complete in your home, you will receive a certificate to prove that the work carried out complies with the regulations. You should keep hold of this certificate as you may need it for future use, for example, if you decide on selling your home. However, if you do lose your certificate, you can order one from the website as a replacement.
If you decide to install the new windows yourself, you will need to get a certificate from your local authority. If you decide to use a company who is not FENSA, then they will also be required to get a certificate using the local authorities. Penalties can be issued for failing to comply with the latest building regulations. It is always best to first confirm that the trading body is a FENSA registered body. Make sure to get your certificate once the work has been carried out.