Advice for homeowners


Meet your
FENSA Advisor

This is Harry.

You might recognise him from our TV ad.

Harry works for a FENSA Approved installation company. He's on a mission to help professionalise installers and protect homeowners across the UK, so he started this advice column.

Harry's advice

Popular Patio Door Styles

FENSA's guide to the most popular patio door styles will help you understand the options to open up your living space to fresh air and natural light all year round.

How Secure Is Your Back Door?

Your back door is an important part of your property and you should make sure it is as secure as possible to protect your loved ones and valuables.

Aluminium Front Doors vs Composite Doors

Our guide to aluminium front doors vs composite doors lets you compare the options to make the right choice for your home.

Most Popular Window Styles

Discover some of the most popular window styles in the UK and make the right choice when you improve your home.

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What to check before appointing an installer

Check that you use a FENSA Approved Installer but also check the following:

  • Ask family and friends who have used installers about their satisfaction and whether they got a FENSA certificate.
  • Check the installer's references by talking to their previous customers.
  • Get at least three quotes and check you are being quoted like for like.
  • Cheapest is not always best and good contractors are always in demand.
  • Get quotes, timeframes and the fact that you will get a FENSA certificate all in writing. A proper written contract with an agreed completion date will help prevent confusion later on
  • Check the warranty on the installer's work and ensure they have enough insurance to cover their warranty. Domestic glazing installers that are registered with a competent person scheme like FENSA are legally obliged to provide warranty insurance to cover your installation should the company cease to trade within the life of the warranty.
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