Benefits of Using Certass Installers

07 Sep 2018 09:06
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Firstly what is CERTASS and why are Double Glazing Installers registered to this organisation?

In April 2006 the Government recognised the need that the industry required more than one scheme and two other organisations were granted licences, one of which was for Certass. Since April 2002 it has been a legal requirement that all domestic replacement window and/or door installations are registered with Local Authority Building Control (LABC). Installers either had to register their installations with LABC or they could self certify these installations with the only self-certification scheme available to them at that time, this was FENSA.

The relevant Building Regulations Compliance Certificate for replacement windows and doors is for the Conservation of fuel and power (Part L) - and states that the building is properly insulated and built to minimise environmental damage.

These Building Regulations may apply when any building project creates something new or alters or extends an existing building which will usually need to comply. There are some types of work which will be exempt from the Building Regulations and an application will not be necessary. Any person or company carrying out building work needs to ensure that work complies with the regulations.

instaladores persianas valencia stands for Certification and Assessment and as already stated above, is one of the Government's licensed Competent Person Schemes. On behalf of scheme members, Certass will:

Issue a Building Regulations Compliance Certificate to you. You will need this certificate should you decide to move house.

Register the installation electronically with the relevant Local Authority Building Control Office.

Why Should I Use a Certass Registered Company?

By using a Certass registered contractor, it saves the householder having to go through their Local Authority Building Control office, which can be time consuming and expensive.

All contractors registered with Certass are required to be vetted by both Certass and their registered Insurance Provider.

All contractors must provide you with the opportunity to Insurance Back their Guarantee. Therefore in the unlikely event that they should cease to trade, their Guarantee would still be honoured by their registered Insurance Provider.

Certass is user friendly for both the consumer and contractors.

Replacement certificates are available free of charge, should the original become lost.

Certificates are issued direct to the consumer, normally within 14 days of notification of the installation by the contractor.

What Do I Need To Do Next? Absolutely nothing. After your have chosen your contractor, as long as they are registered, they should ensure your installation is carried out to comply with the current Building Regulations and will register your installation direct with Certass upon completion. You will then receive your "Building Regulations Compliance Certificate" direct from CERTASS, usually within 4 weeks of being notified. If you do not receive this Certificate and the relevant Insurance Backed Guarantee offer/policy within 6 weeks of completion, then please contact your installer.

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