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Replacing Windows/Doors?

From the 1st April 2002, all replacement glazing will come within the scope of the Building Regulations. From then on, anyone who installs replacement windows or certain doors will Have to comply with strict thermal performance standards.

One of the main reasons for the change is the need to reduce energy loss and greenhouse gas Emissions. The Building Regulations have controlled glazing in new buildings for many years but they represent only a very small percentage of our total building stock. It is also essential to improve the performance of the much larger number of existing buildings if we are to meet increasingly stringent national and global energy saving targets.

In order to ensure that installers comply with these requirements, they must either submit an application to the local Council or belong to the self-certification scheme called FENSA.

The FENSA scheme allows installation companies that meet certain criteria, to self-certify that their work complies with the Building Regulations. A sample of work carried out by every installer will be inspected by FENSA appointed inspectors to ensure standards are maintained. FENSA will also inform local authorities of all completed FENSA installations and issue certificates to householders confirming compliance.

Any installation carried out by a firm which is not registered to self-certify, or done as a DIY project by a householder, will need local authority approval under the Building Regulations. LOCAL COUNCILS WILL KNOW OF ALL THE APPROVED INSTALLERS AND WILL BE ABLE TO IDENTIFY UNAUTHORISED WORK VERY EASILY.

Please note that the householder is ultimately responsible for ensuring that the work complies with the Building Regulations.

When the time comes to sell your property, your purchaser’s advisor will ask for evidence that any replacement glazing installed after 1st April 2002 complies with the new Building Regulations.

This Company are FENSA registered installers.

Glass and Glazing Federation Member

All deposits and guarantees insured

Criteria for membership:

  • Financially sound accounts.
  • Years of continuous trading.
  • Suitable business premises.
  • Adequate personnel employed for the efficient conduct of business.
  • Standards that meet the Federation's technical and commercial requirements.
  • References from established and respected Companies.

What is Trustmark?

A Government-backed scheme which recognises standards of performance and the workmanship of businesses registered through licensed scheme operators. Trustmark also incorporates major input from consumer organisations such as Trading Standards Institute, Help the Aged and the Consumer Protection Association.

It is the Governments view that consumers can get a good job done from a reputable Company that has passed stringent tests on its financial stability, consumer relations and Health and Safety issues for its employees.


What is Checkatrade?

When you need work doing around your home, finding reputable tradesmen can be difficult. Can you really trust them? Checkatrade is a free service that gives you the background information you need to make a confident decision.

We offer you a directory of trades and services who have been vetted to our high standards, for example by verifying their insurance, qualifications and professional memberships. Not only that, but we also monitor their work on an ongoing basis by collecting feedback directly from their customers.