Brought in by the Glass and Glazing Federation in 2002 and authorised by the government, it is responsible for regulating window and door companies and making sure companies, like us, do a good enough job of installing them.
There are other Competent Person Schemes in our industry, but FENSA is by far the biggest and most respected of them.
It’s in your interest to use a FENSA-approved member for new window and door installations because it gives you an assurance of fantastic workmanship, an Insurance Backed Guarantee and protects your investment.
As well as that, you also get a FENSA certificate after your new windows and doors have been put in.
This documentation signifies that the windows and doors comply with building regulations and they have been officially registered (or certified) with your local authority.
It needs to be kept hold of as you will be asked for it when selling your home. Buyers need proof that your windows and doors are fully compliant with the rules. Without this certificate, you could have trouble persuading buyers to take the property off your hands.
It’s not so bad if you have just lost the certificate as you can get a replacement certificate, so long as the installation was definitely carried out by a FENSA installer.
This can be done online via the FENSA website.
Just put in your address and the certificate ID. no (if you have it), and if the installation is found, submit a payment of £25.
When you’re house buying and you find a property you love that has windows and doors fitted after 2002, insist on having a FENSA certificate handed over to you before agreeing to a sale.
Pennine issues FENSA certificates for all window and door installations, so we’re the team to talk to for new windows and doors!
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