To Opt In to free FENSA Window and Doorset Energy Ratings installers need to be supplied by BFRC licensed fabricators. Not all of them are.
In a survey of the first 300 installers to Opt In, 39% said they would be persuading their existing suppliers to sign up.
“FENSA has been inundated with Opt In enquiries at the FIT Show from certified installers wanting to sign up to free FENSA Window and Doorset Energy Ratings,” commented FENSA managing director Chris Mayne. “It’s a simple process for FENSA installers – the only requirement being that they are supplied by BFRC licensed fabricators. Those that aren’t can persuade their existing fabricator to sign up to BFRC.”
Mayne added: “FENSA will work with installers to get their fabricators on board.”
FENSA Window and Doorset Energy Ratings are free for FENSA certified installers and were launched in January. It is totally voluntary. All they have to do is Opt In, agree to the rules and be supplied by a BFRC licensed 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. These ratings will be marketed heavily at consumers in the second half of 2016 to raise awareness and drive consumer demand.
Existing BFRC Authorised Retailers can quickly and easily switch to be a FENSA Authorised Installer – by Opting In by emailing BFRC.
The benefits of Opting In to FENSA Energy Efficient Windows and Doors Ratings for installers are: an easier product to sell because homeowners understand and recognize energy efficiency labels; installers get their own labels; it is the simplest route to Part L compliance; a listing on BFRC website (the first port of call for homeowners searching for energy efficient product); consumer publicity support & recognition; installers can source glass & frames separately; opportunities to upsell; technical & marketing support and advice.
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.
Fabricators wanting to sign up should contact BFRC (E firstname.lastname@example.org / T 020 7403 9200).