As one of the leading glazing installers in London, we are of course a FENSA-registered company. FENSA is a government-run Competent Person Scheme that oversees building regulation compliance for home improvement projects. Replacement windows, doors and roof lanterns have required FENSA certification since 2002. Without one, you could run into problems when you eventually try to sell your property. So, what exactly is covered by a FENSA accreditation?

What does FENSA do?

FENSA covers the replacement of glazing products such as:

The government scheme ensures that all replacement installations are done in accordance with current building regulations, meeting standards relating to energy efficiency and structural integrity. All FENSA registered companies are regularly assessed to ensure that building regulations are continually adhered to. As a FENSA registered company, our standards cannot slip and we must always provide consistent quality installations for our customers. The organisation’s mission is to improve installation standards, not just in London, but across the UK.

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Why choose a FENSA-approved company?

Opting for a FENSA-approved company is the only way to ensure that your installation receives a FENSA certificate. This certificate is crucial as it:

  • Confirms that the installation is compliant with building regulations
  • Verifies the installation’s energy efficient
  • Verifies the installer’s guarantee is insured, in the unlikely event that the company ceases to trade before the guarantee expires
  • Ensures that the project is registered with the Local Council

Having a FENSA certificate for replacement windows or doors is absolutely crucial when it comes to selling your property. Without one, you can run into major obstacles that could uphold the sale process. This is why it’s important to put your trust in a FENSA-certified installer like Unique Glazing.

How long does a FENSA certificate last?

A FENSA certificate usually lasts as long as the products do. Certification also serves as evidence that the installation is covered by an insurance-backed guarantee of up to 10 years in length.

After the replacement project is complete, you should receive your FENSA certificate around two weeks afterward.

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When is a FENSA certificate not necessary?

FENSA only deals with replacement windows, doors and roof lanterns. It does not apply to products being installed for the first time for projects such as:

FENSA also does not concern itself with general, simple repair work. However, before undertaking any home improvement or glazing project, we always recommend checking with your local authority that you are compliant with building regulations. Read about the new June 2022 building regulations here.

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FENSA accredited glazing in London

Unique Glazing has a fantastic relationship with FENSA. With their help, we have been able to supply London homeowners with quality windows, doors, and more for many years. For more information on our range of glazing products, please feel free to get in touch.

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