Fenestration Self Assessment
- November 19, 2015
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If you are thinking of installing replacement windows or doors you must comply with strict thermal
performance standards. From April 2002 this will require you to comply within the scope of the
There are two ways you can prove compliance with this; one is by getting a certificate showing that
the work has been done by an installer registered under the FENSA (Federation Self Assessment)
Scheme. Alternatively, you could obtain a certificate from the local authority saying that the installation
has approval under the Building Regulations.
This scheme relieves the burden on local authorities, as it ensures the work is done properly without
an unreasonable increase in the administrative and financial burden on installers and property
owners. This scheme, allows installation companies meet certain criteria to self-certify that their work
complies with the Building Regulation.
FENSA was set up by the Glass and glazing federations and meets with Central Government
approval. Any installation done by a non registered firm or done as a DIY by the homeowner, you will
need to obtain full local authority approval under the Building Regulation. It falls under the
homeowner’s responsibility to ensure to that work conducted complies with the Building Regulation,
therefore before you sign a contract to buy replacement glazing, be sure to ask whether the installer is
able to self-certify.
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