Building Regulations

Never Buy Twice at Half the Price

The average window company stays in business for only 15 months. It’s a shocking statistic in an industry full of cowboys. This has resulted in shoddy sales practices, products that don’t even meet minimum compliance standards and substandard products made from the lowest price components.

We regularly hear of members of the public that have been mis-sold products and have been given promises of things such as ‘A’ rated glass, high spec conservatory roof glass and high quality components, only to be supplied poor quality products, installed with cheap mastic and cheap fixings. Most windows, doors and conservatories look the same the day they are installed, the difference is that ours are built to last.

If your products don’t comply with the correct legislation then the building inspector may insist that they are removed.

We work diligently to ensure that we comply with all current legislation. A lot of the industry simply don’t bother! Don’t get caught out. For extra peace of mind all our installations have insurance backed guarantees.

Buyer Beware

To comply with Building Regulations your window and door installation will have to be registered with Building Control and meet strict requirements.

There are two main regulatory bodies, these are CERTASS and FENSA . These organisations carry out random site inspections to ensure that installations comply with current building regulations on things like; fire escape windows, energy efficient glass, use of toughened safety glass etc. You can check on their website to ensure that your chosen installer complies, needless to say we do!

Both CERTASS and FENSA have done a great job in raising industry standards, but unfortunately there are still a lot of cowboys out there. Some glass companies have reported that as much as 30% of glass that they supply doesn’t even meet the 2001 regulations for thermal efficiency, as unscrupulous installers look to cut costs. buyer beware!

Your installation will be registered with CERTASS (www.certass.co.uk). Solicitors will nearly always ask to see a copy of this certificate if you sell your house, so make sure that you keep it safe.