What Is Fensa Approved?

Do I need a Fensa certificate?

A FENSA certificate or alternatively a Building Regulation Completion Certificate will be required for any windows installed since 1st April 2002.

If you are considering replacement doors you would require a FENSA Certificate or Building Regulation Completion Certificate if 50% or more of the door is made from glass..

Can I fit windows without Fensa?

Anyone can fit windows, you don’t need to be Fensa registered, although that is what alot of people are led to believe. Being Fensa registerd simply means you can self certify your own work, if you aren’t registered you have to get the building officer to inspect and certify the work.

Can you fit windows yourself?

Can I Install my own Windows? Yes you can. However, be wary that removing old windows and fitting replacements is a skilled craft that, if done wrong, could jeopardize the structure of your wall and/or void any manufacturer warrantee.

What does a Fensa certificate cover?

A FENSA certificate covers the REPLACEMENT of external windows, doors, roof windows and roof lights against the relevant Building Regulations in domestic properties on the original foot print of the property where the use or size of rooms have not been altered.

Does front door need Fensa certificate?

If you replace windows and/or doors of 50% glass or more in the main body of the building they should have a Fensa certificate. To help you work out if your installation requires a certificate see the table below. Windows or doors into a porch where the house and porch are separated by an external door.

How long is a Fensa certificate valid for?

The certificate lasts as long as the new doors and windows last. As well as this a FENSA certificate can also serve as evidence of guarantee as FENSA installers provide an up to 10-year insurance backed guarantee.

Do I need building regs for new windows?

Since April 2002, all replacement glazing has come within the scope of the Building Regulations. This means anyone who installs replacement windows or doors has to comply with new thermal performance standards. (Just replacing the glass is exempt).

Can I get a copy of a Fensa certificate?

To request a copy of your “original” FENSA Certificate simply visit fensa.org.uk/fensa-certificate which brings up a window asking for your property’s postcode and house number or house name or the FENSA certificate ID number (if known). … You can contact FENSA direct on 020 7645 3700.

What does Fensa approved mean?

building regulation complianceFENSA is a government-authorised scheme that monitors building regulation compliance for replacement windows and doors. Each FENSA Approved Installer, from large national brands to small local companies, is assessed regularly by us to ensure its compliance to building regulations is continually maintained.

What happens if you don’t have a Fensa certificate?

If you don’t have a FENSA certificate you have two options available: 1. You can apply to your local authority for a ‘Retrospective Building Regulation Compliance Certificate’. … You can take out double glazing building regulations indemnity insurance, as long as the work was completed more than a year ago.

Is there an alternative to Fensa?

Assessment as is very similar to FENSA allowing members to issue Compliance Certificates. This is a relative new comer to the world of self assessment for the installation of windows and doors.

How much does it cost for a Fensa certificate?

If you pay online, the fee is £25.00 , including VAT. You will require a credit/debit card to order online. If you do not wish to pay online for your replacement certificate, a cheque payment will be accepted.