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.
Like most industries, if you are a consumer, looking to purchase a product you can sometimes get overwhelmed with all the things you need to take into consideration. Just purchasing a TV can be tricky, you dont want one too small or too big for your room, then you have to think, do you want HD? Do you want a digi receiver in it? Will it work with your current surround sound? What additional cables do I need and WHY&And thats just purchasing a TV.
Purchasing replacement windows and having them fitted is no different. There are so many things you need to take into consideration, some obviously far more important than others. In this quick post, we aim to give you, the consumer, the answers to some of those all important questions.
Well essentially, you can. Remember though that all replacement glazing comes within the scope of building regulations. Anyone who installs replacement windows and doors must comply with the current thermal performance standards, and you will need a certificate to prove compliance with building regulations.
You need to get a certificate; either from local building control or via a FENSA registered company. If you use a FENSA registered company for your replacement windows, it is nice and easy. They can self certify that their work meets the regulations. They can then provide you with a FENSA certificate.
FENSA is the leading body providing homeowner protection in the double glazing industry for windows and doors. FENSA works with thousands of double glazing contractors in England and Wales.
This is to reduce energy loss in line with Government policy. Its essential to improve the energy performance of existing homes, and this is one way in which the Government can do that.
Alas there are in all industries, and the double glazing industry is no different. At FENSA we work hard to ensure consumers dont meet cowboys, and we do that by encouraging people to report cowboys, or misuse of the FENSA logo to us. In addition, we publish a lot of material on how you can spot and avoid cowboys in double glazing.
Check that you use a FENSA Approved Installer but also check the following: