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
Because to become a FENSA Approved Installer, that company must pass a stringent vetting process. And then be continually assessed to ensure consistency with the relevant building regulations.
By using a FENSA Approved installer, you’re protected from the risk of cowboys who don’t adhere to these compliance standards. Poor or, worse, illegal work could cost you hundreds to put right.
And even if your non-approved installer’s work is okay, it must be registered with the local authority. If that isn’t arranged by the installer like it is with FENSA or other competent person schemes, you’ll need to do it yourself. This will cost you time and a surprising amount of money arranging assessment by Building Control.
So, when it comes to replacing doors and windows remember that a FENSA Approved Installation company will save you time, money, and worry. And you’ll gain that peace of mind that comes from knowing the job complies with building regulations. Which is also valuable to prove when selling your home.
Check that you use a FENSA Approved Installer but also check the following: