BFRC has been inundated with Opt In enquiries for free FENSA window & doorset energy ratings from FENSA certified installers. Over 500 have asked to Opt In as of the end of February 2016.
80% of Opt In enquiries are from installers not previously registered with BFRC, whilst 20% are from BFRC Authorised Retailers wanting to switch to the free FENSA branded scheme.
FENSA window & doorset energy ratings are free for FENSA certified installers (but purely optional). However, installers need to be supplied by registered fabricators – as the product installed will carry a Simplified Energy Licence from the fabricator (carrying the FENSA name).
39% of installers that completed a survey on FENSA window & doorset energy ratings stated that they would like to be put in contact with a BFRC registered fabricator.
These new window and doorset energy ratings are operated and independently verified by BFRC. It is exactly the same as the existing BFRC scheme in terms of ratings, ratings bands, licence scopes and windows and doors covered. Labels provided will cover windows and doors rated ‘A++’ to ‘G’.
The only difference is these new labels are branded FENSA and will have their own marketing support.
“Free FENSA window & doorset energy ratings, operated and independently verified by BFRC, look like they will be a game changer for window energy ratings in England and Wales,” commented BFRC director Toby Blamey. “Opt In enquiries have far exceeded our expectations.”
Existing BFRC Authorised Retailers can quickly and easily switch to be a FENSA Authorised Installer – by Opting In by emailing BFRC (email@example.com ).
The Opt In process for FENSA certified installers is to email the Operations Team on EnergyRatings@fensa.org.uk with their company name, registration number and name of their fabricator supplier. FENSA will do the rest.