Is Certass as good 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. What do I need certificate for?
What is the alternative to FENSA?
Certass however are a not-for-profit scheme and are widely thought to be cheaper than FENSA in the long run.
Is a FENSA certificate mandatory?
When did Fensa start? Fensa was first initiated on 1st April 2002 by the government. That’s why, as of 1st April 2002, you need a Fensa certificate or Building Regulation Completion Certificate if 50% or more of the window is made from glass panels.
What is a Certas certificate?
Certass is a UKAS It places a duty upon us to certify our members impartially against agreed standards. It requires that our certification provides confidence to all interested parties including consumers, Governments and industry. Certass members can self-certify installations as an alternative to Building Control.
What is Certass certificate?
Certass are specialists in installer certification for the building industry. In order to become members of Certass, companies are assessed inline with specific licence requirements and industry standards. In a nutshell, Certass financially and technically assess its members to ensure they meet the required standards.
What is the difference between FENSA and certass?
Both schemes are similiar Product specification and installers is more important than which scheme to use we are fensa registered and do feel that they are better and were actually set us by glass and glazing federation rather than certass which was setup and is owned by a guarantee company This discussion has been closed.
What is FENSA and what does it do?
Following Government encouragement, FENSA has been set up by the Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) and other industry bodies in response to Building Regulations for double glazing companies in England and Wales.
Why buy from certass?
Get consumer-friendly Window Energy Rating labels to prove the high-performance qualities of the products you sell. CERTASS has been a Government authorised Certification body since 2006. Our UKAS accreditation matters! It places a duty upon us to certify our members impartially against agreed standards.
How does certass assess for scheme compliance?
In addition to initially assessing every member each year, Certass will inspect a sample of work submitted by the member for scheme compliance. Where appropriate, Certass notifies the local authority and issues a Building Regulation Compliance Certificate to the homeowner.