The Fenestration Self-Assessment Scheme or FENSA, for short, is the Competant Persons Scheme, trusted by the glazing industry. On the 1st April 2002, the replacement of windows and doors came within the scope of the Building Regulations for England and Wales; therefore replacement of windows and doors in your home are subject to the requirements of these regulations. This was one of a number of changes designed to improve the thermal efficiency of our homes to assist the Government in meeting its commitments to reduce CO2 emissions under the Kyoto Agreement. It will also mean that our homes are warmer and use less energy.
You can meet your commitments under the Building Regulations by using Stevly Windows, who are fully approved by FENSA.
The FENSA scheme was set up by the Glass and Glazing Federation, with the cooperation of the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister (the Government Department responsible for Building Regulations), as a Competent Persons Scheme. This Scheme enables Stevly Windows to certify through FENSA that the installation meets current Building Regulations. FENSA will register your installations electronically with your Local Authority and send you a certificate which records that we have certified the installation meets the appropriate Building Regulations.
A FENSA registered business, like Stevly Windows, is required to understand the Regulations and be capable of installing a product in your home which meets the requirements. We will therefore advise you on the design of your windows and doors, and see that the installed windows have the correct thermal performance.
Stevly Windows is not permitted to fit non-compliant products that would put you or your installations at risk. By registering your windows you will will avoid any problems when you come to sell your home. FENSA also organise, on a random basis, the inspection of a number of our installations to ensure that Building Regulations are being met.
Please note that Conservatories and Commercial Premises are not covered by the FENSA scheme.