Part L and FENSA
Attention all home owners
Since April 2002, all window installations in the UK have had to comply with Building Regulations and failure to do so could result in prosecution for both the installer and the home-owner.
Safestyle UK makes sealed units with energy saving glass which ensures compliance, and through our membership of FENSA (Fenestration Self Assessment Scheme) our customers are assured confirmation of compliance.
What was all the fuss about?
The Government changed the Building Regulations relating to the energy efficiency of houses and buildings in England and Wales. These changes are covered by the issue of an Approved Document, Part L of the Building Regulations.
The objective of Part L is to improve the energy efficiency of housing in the UK and part of this is being achieved by improving the energy efficiency of windows. The document means that all new and replacement glazing is: