What are FENSA Certificates and Why Should They Matter

More and more we receive calls for faulty composite doors and bi fold doors – this can include issues like doors that are hard to close and lock, being unable to unlock or issues with locking mechanisms – being relativity new to market most people’s composite doors or Bifold doors may well be under 10 years old and as such should be covered by some sort of a guarantee or warranty that is if the installer was part of a standards and regulatory group like FENSA.

So What is FENSA?

FENSA stands for Fenestration Self Assessment Scheme. Originally established by the door and window replacement industry to comply with regulations for double glazed door and windows meeting certain thermal performance standards for building regulations that was introduced in April 2002.

What is a FENSA Certificate?

In simple terms it means installers are competent to carry out installations of double glazed windows and doors (including composite doors) that comply with building regulations and quality standards.

FENSA installers will issue a FENSA certificate to the property owner and will also register the installation with local authorities. The certificate is for however long the new double glazed windows and doors including composite doors last.

The FENSA certificate also serves as evidence of guarantee – FENSA installers provide up to 10-year insurance backed warranty.

FENSA Certificate

Can I Get a Copy of a FENSA Certificate?

If you didn’t get a FENSA certificate when the windows or doors were installed or previous owners did not save or it’s been lost as long as the installers were FENSA members a copy can be obtained from the FENSA website for a fee of £20 – www.fensa.org.uk/fensa-certificatewww.fensa.org.uk/fensa-certificate – You can also check for FREE if any property you’re buying or selling has FENSA certificates just by giving the postcode and house number on the same website.

But what happens if your installer is not part of FENSA?

Well the good news is here at LS Locksmiths we are able to assist, we carry out all types of repairs to Upvc double glazed windows and doors, bifold and composite doors. We carry a huge amount of replacement parts to be able to carry out repairs in one visit so if you have a issue that need fixing and you have no FENSA guarantee or warranty then call our team today. Call 0115 8320195

LS Locksmiths Nottingham is not a franchise, we do not sub contract to national locksmith companies. We never charge a call out fee and prices quoted are fixed totals no VAT. LS Locksmiths is local family run locksmiths based in the heart of Nottingham we offer a incredibly fast same day service, thats affordable while only using high quality branded products. Our business counts numerous letting agencies, landlords and returning customers who use and recommend our low cost, fast and service. Call 0115 8320195 or use message system below this post.

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0115 8320195

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