Question: What Happens If I Don’T Have A Fensa Certificate?

Can I fit windows without Fensa?

Anyone can fit windows, you don’t need to be Fensa registered, although that is what alot of people are led to believe.

Being Fensa registerd simply means you can self certify your own work, if you aren’t registered you have to get the building officer to inspect and certify the work..

Can you fit your own windows?

Can I Install my own Windows? Yes you can. However, be wary that removing old windows and fitting replacements is a skilled craft that, if done wrong, could jeopardize the structure of your wall and/or void any manufacturer warrantee.

What does a Fensa certificate cover?

A FENSA certificate covers the REPLACEMENT of external windows, doors, roof windows and roof lights against the relevant Building Regulations in domestic properties on the original foot print of the property where the use or size of rooms have not been altered.

When did Fensa certificates come into force?

Home owners buying or selling a UK property that has had replacement windows or doors fitted to it since July 2002, will need to provide the seller or purchaser (or their Solicitor!) with a FENSA certificate.

Is there an alternative to Fensa?

Certass however are a not-for-profit scheme and are widely thought to be cheaper than FENSA in the long run.

Do I need a Windows certificate to sell my house?

New windows needs building regs consent. … If you go for a non approved fitter, you’ll need to get the local authority’s building control dept round to sign the windows off and provide a certificate. You will need the cert for selling and remortgaging, it is a hassle if you don’t get the certificate.

Does front door need Fensa certificate?

If you replace windows and/or doors of 50% glass or more in the main body of the building they should have a Fensa certificate. To help you work out if your installation requires a certificate see the table below. Windows or doors into a porch where the house and porch are separated by an external door.

Do you need building regs for a new front door?

Replacing windows and doors Since April 2002, all replacement glazing has come within the scope of the Building Regulations. This means anyone who installs replacement windows or doors has to comply with new thermal performance standards. (Just replacing the glass is exempt).

Is Certas the same as Fensa?

There is no difference between the two, except that FENSA has been around little longer and hence is better known but provided your installer can provide you with the certificate from either CERTASS or FENSA on completion, you can be assured either certificate will have same validity.

How long is a Fensa certificate valid for?

The certificate lasts as long as the new doors and windows last. As well as this a FENSA certificate can also serve as evidence of guarantee as FENSA installers provide an up to 10-year insurance backed guarantee.

Do you need a Fensa certificate for a new build?

FENSA does not apply to conservatories, porches, commercial premises, new build properties or extensions.

Can you get retrospective building regs?

Yes, you can get retrospective building control approval. If you didn’t apply for building regs approval for the work before, or perhaps building work carried out by the previous owner didn’t have the relevant completion certificates, you can apply for ‘regularisation’ – retrospective approval.

Do you need a Fensa certificate for a conservatory?

Please be aware that the installation of a conservatory or porch falls outside the scope of the FENSA competent persons scheme. … Conservatories and porches are not covered under the FENSA scheme because under the Building Regulations they are generally not considered to be part of the thermal envelope of the property.

A FENSA certificate is your assurance that the installer who fitted your windows or doors has complied with Building Regulations. It also means that your installation(s) will have been registered with the Local Council. These are legal requirements and proof of them is essential when selling your home.