Most UK System Houses have now opted in to FENSA Window & Doorset Energy Ratings – with many doing so at the FIT Show 2016. There was a positive response from all sectors of the replacement glazing sector – System Houses, Fabricators and Installers.
“This is an excellent result for the new FENSA window & doorset energy ratings,” commented BFRC director Toby Blamey. “We believed that this scheme would prove popular but we underestimated the levels of interest not just from installers but from the whole industry.”
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 (WERs/DSERs) stated that they would like to have their current fabricator sign up for FENSA WERs/DSERs. BFRC is working with installers to sign up fabricators.
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.
Existing BFRC Authorised Retailers can quickly and easily switch to be a FENSA Authorised Installer – by Opting In by emailing BFRC (firstname.lastname@example.org ).
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.