Since 1st April 2002, all replacement window and door installations must be certificated through a Glazing Competent Persons Scheme or by contacting
your Local Authority's Building Control department to give them notification and approval of the completed work. Using a CPS is a lot cheaper
than £250 per submission it will costs when going directly through you the LABC.
FairTrades/HomePro, one of the UK’s largest providers of vetted builders, glaziers and general home improvement tradesmen is now able to
provide its glazing members with the ability to self certify installations through the FENSA Self Certification Scheme in accordance with
legislative changes which take place on the 6th June 2014. FENSA stands for the Fenestration Self-Assessment scheme.
It has been set up by the Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) and other industry bodies,
in response to the Building Regulations.
Detailed Information on what the FENSA Competent Persons Scheme aims to achieve can be found here -
FENSA Competent Persons Scheme
CERTASS, licensed in 2006, is a government approved Competent Person Scheme to provide an alternative to submitting a building notice
or using an approved Local Authority inspector for certain home improvements and building works.
All CERTASS registered contractors are vetted to ensure they are qualified to carry out the replacement of windows and doors in accordance
with the current building regulations and, once an installation is complete,
CERTASS provides you with the Building Regulation Compliance Certificate for the work carried out.
Detailed Information on what the CERTASS Certification Competent Persons Scheme aims to achieve can be found here -
CERTASS Competent Persons Scheme
Exova BM TRADA
FairTrades/HomePro, one of the UK’s largest providers of vetted builders, glaziers and general home improvement tradesmen
has been been working with Exova BM TRADA, to provide its glazing members with the ability to self certify installations,
via Exova BM TRADA’s Competent Persons Scheme for a little
over 2 years.
The assurance of working with a well established, independent and highly respected certification body, such as Exova BM TRADA,
is a key benefit to FairTrades’ members.
Exova BM TRADA is a leading international certification body operating in more than 70 countries worldwide.
Accredited by UKAS and with almost 40 years experience,
it is recognised and respected around the world as a leading authority on management systems, chain of custody,
product and personnel certification.
FairTrades/HomePro has set out to make Self-Certification as straightforward as possible.
As well as being part of the UK’s largest multi-trade trade association,
members can register their Insurance Backed Guarantee’s and declare compliance with Building Regulations,
sometimes in a single operation.
Detailed Information on what the Exova BM TRADA Competent Persons Scheme aims to achieve can be found here -
Exova BM TRADA Certification Competent Persons Scheme
For more information or news on FairTrades, or other companies in the HomePro Group, please call us on 08707 39 89 99. We would be happy to discuss any queries you may have.