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 required by you. 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 BM TRADA, to provide its glazing members with the ability to self certify installations, via Exova BM TRADA's Competent Persons Scheme for a littleover 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.
Detailed Information on what the Exova BM TRADA Competent Persons Scheme aims to achieve can be found here - BM TRADA Certification Competent Persons
- FairTrades/HomePro has set out to help make Self-Certification as straightforward as possible.