What is a FENSA certificate?
For replacement windows and doors installed since 1st April 2002, you will require a FENSA Certificate if the work is undertaken by a FENSA member.
If a contract was signed prior to 1st April 2002 but was completed before the 30th June 2002 a certificate of compliance is not required.
If a contract was signed prior to 1st April 2002 but was completed after the 30th June 2002 a certificate of compliance is required.
But what exactly is a FENSA certificate, why is it important and how does it help you?
Building Regulations – where it all began
Why should homeowners use double glazing companies with a scheme like FENSA?
If your installer is a member of a government authorised Competent Persons Scheme (CPS) such as FENSA, you will benefit from reduced costs as you are avoiding local authority inspections and fees. Beyond the financial aspect, individuals and firms approved as a CPS member will have undergone strict vetting procedures and are routinely inspected to ensure Building Regulation compliance is maintained. Always ensure that the glazing company is a CPS member like FENSA as this will encourage more companies to sign up and reduce the likelihood of rogue traders in the market. This essentially means greater consumer confidence and a stronger, more unified glazing industry.
Why do I need to keep my FENSA Certificate safe?
I’ve had work done by a FENSA member, what happens next?
If you’ve recently had a FENSA member install a replacement window or door in your home, a certificate will be issued to you – this can take about 2-4 weeks because the following needs to happen before your certificate is dispatched:
FENSA is informed about your glazing installation by a FENSA member
The installation maybe selected for inspection
FENSA informs your local Building Control of the completed work
A FENSA certificate is dispatched
If you are waiting on a certificate and the timing has gone beyond this 4 week period, please feel free to contact FENSA and they will do all that they can to assist your query.
For more information please visit https://www.fensa.org.uk/