Building Regulations for Your Windows
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.
You can meet your commitments under the Building Regulations by using Acorn 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 Acorn Windows to certify through FENSA that the installation meets current Building Regulations. FENSA will register your installation electronically with your Local Authority and send you a certificate which records we have certified that the installation meets the appropriate Building Regulations.
A FENSA Registered Business, like Acorn Windows, is required to understand the Regulations and be capable of installing a product in your home which meets requirements. We will therefore advise you on the design of windows and doors and see that the installed windows have the correct thermal performance. Acorn Windows is not permitted to fit non-compliant products that would put you or your installation at risk. By registering your windows you 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.
Since we joined FENSA in 2002 not one of our installations has failed a FENSA inspection.