A big day in the window industry calendar

16 Oct

Hello, well this is our first blog for FENSA Fitters, and today we have really got something big to talk about. First off though, if you want to find out more about FENSA Fitters, do please check out the About Us Page

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October 1st 2010 was a big day for the window industry. This is because new regulations came into force on this day that apply to the thermal performance of windows and doors.

 All very well, you might say, but what does that have to do with me? Well actually quite a lot if you are planning on replacing your windows or doors any time soon, let me explain.

The regulations apply to all orders taken after the 1st October. It basically means that windows and doors need to be energy rated, and reach a specified thermal performance level to be complaint with Building Regulations. And so that is all very useful for you as it means lowering your heating bill – good to hear when we have the cold winter to look forward to!

 Now as long as you use a FENSA Fitter, then they will be responsible for making sure that your windows fit with the new regulations, This will depend on the products purchased, and may also involve calculations to ensure that certain values are met. The only thing that you need to know here is that if your new installation is inspected, you may need to provide evidence of the calculations. But don’t worry, we won’t be expecting you to get out you pen and paper, and try and remember your maths from school! Your fitter will leave this evidence with you, if required. If you are not sure about any of this, just ask your FENSA Fitter, or you can also ask us in the comments box below.

So all sounds pretty simple doesn’t it! All you will need to do is enjoy your new windows!


One Response to “A big day in the window industry calendar”


  1. Happy Christmas and best wishes for 2011 | FENSA Fitters - December 13, 2010

    […] to the normal working week. Then October, saw a big change in the Window Industry with the new WER (Window Energy Ratings) scheme, and various successful industry events (Glassex,G10 show  and the […]

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