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FENSA & Building Regulations

Following the UK's adoption of the Kyoto Agreement on environmental and energy usage issues, which introduced legislation covering the thermal efficiency of Replacement Windows and Doors, with effect from 1st April 2002 all Replacement Window and Door Installations require Building Regulations Approval from your local Council.

The main, but by no means the only, effect of the new regulations is to ensure that new windows and doors are fitted with double glazed Low E sealed units.

Homeowners can ensure that their new Replacement Windows, Doors & Porches comply with the new regulations by one of two methods;

  • Firstly, by applying for Building Regulations Approval from their local Council, which will involve making an application to the Building Control department and the payment of a fee, typically of between 50 and 100, varying from one Local Authority to another. The application will need to include product technical specifications such as designs, thermal performance, fire escape provisions and permanent ventilation.

  • Secondly, by using a FENSA Registered Company, who will ensure and certify to FENSA that the work undertaken complies with the Regulations. FENSA will then issue the homeowner with a Certificate of Compliance.

FENSA is the Fenestration Self-Assessment Scheme set up by the Glass & Glazing Federation (GGF), with Government approval, in response to the new (April 2002) Building Regulations for England and Wales.
  • Comply with Building Regulations & associated Approved Documents relating to the Installation of Replacement Windows & Doors
  • Ensure that work will be of Satisfactory Quality
  • Offer an Insurance Backed Warranty or Guarantee covering the cost of completing rectification work in respect of defects & in the event of ceasing to trade
  • Maintain Indemnity Insurance to cover Customer's Deposits
  • Be bound by Statutory Health & Safety and Waste Disposal Requirements
  • Allow FENSA to Inspect any Installation
  • Commit to the Principle of Fair Trading
  • Use only an Approved Form of Contract
  • Have an approved Customer Complaints Procedure
  • Maintain Employer's Liability & Public Liability Insurance
  • Abide by the Rules of FENSA and the reasonable Requirements of the FENSA Board

FENSA is the Fenestration Self-Assessment Scheme set up by the Glass & Glazing Federation (GGF), with Government approval, in response to the new (April 2002) Building Regulations for England and Wales.

Full details of the Company's Undertakings for Registration are detailed HERE and it is also necessary to meet strict criteria prior to being accepted for Registration.
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