Stands for the Fenestration Self-Assessment Scheme.
Following Government encouragement, FENSA has been set up by the Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) and other industry bodies in response to Building Regulations for double glazing companies in England and Wales. When replacing windows, doors in dwellings in England and Wales, homeowners must comply with current thermal performance and Building Regulation standards and ensure they get a certificate from a Competent Person scheme such as FENSA or Local Authority Building Control.
FENSA enables companies that install replacement windows and doors to self-certify compliance under these Building Regulations without the need for a separate assessment from Building Control.
Confidence in FENSA installers:
- FENSA is the brand trusted by consumers, Local Authorities, industry and Government.
- An independent report commissioned by the Government found FENSA to be the most successful of all competent person schemes to date in the UK, across all industries.
- Vetting: All FENSA registered companies are continually re-assessed by an independent inspection body to ensure consistency of Building Regulations adherence and service.
- Nearly 9000 companies nationwide have joined FENSA which include glazing companies, builders, national and smaller home improvements companies, local authorities, housing associations, property developers. If all these companies trust and use FENSA, consumers can too.
- FENSA proactively protects consumers from the cowboys – not only by withholding the scheme from those unable to pass FENSA’s independent assessments; but also by reporting to Local Authorities and Trading Standards companies who erroneously claim FENSA registration, to enable prosecution.
- FENSA Registered Businesses must give a guarantee or warranty covering the cost of completing rectification work in respect of defects for a period of ten years. FENSA Registered Businesses must give evidence that they have a current £5,000,000 Public and employers liability insurance in place.
- Deposit Protection: If the FENSA Registered Business takes a deposit in advance of installations, they must give aform of deposit indemnity. Deposits may be guaranteed by, for example, trade association Deposit Indemnity schemes.
FENSA Building Regulations Certificate:
This will be sent by FENSA directly to you to demonstrate compliance, important in the event you need to sell your house.