Fensa ‘opt in’ enquiries exceed expectations

etThe British Fenestration Rating Council (BFRC) says it has been inundated with ‘opt in’ enquiries for free Fensa window and doorset energy ratings from Fensa certified installers.

More than 500 have reportedly asked to ‘opt in as of the end of February 2016.
80% of ‘opt in’ enquiries are from installers not previously registered with BFRC, whilst 20% are from BFRC authorised retailers wanting to switch to the free Fensa branded scheme.

Fensa window and doorset energy ratings are free for Fensa certified installers (but purely optional). However, installers need to be supplied by registered fabricators – as the product installed will carry a Simplified Energy Licence from the fabricator (carrying the Fensa name).

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.

“Free Fensa window and doorset energy ratings, operated and independently verified by BFRC, look like they will be a game changer for window energy ratings in England and Wales,” commented BFRC director, Toby Blamey. “Opt in enquiries have far exceeded our expectations.”

Existing BFRC authorised retailers can switch to be a Fensa authorised installer by emailing BFRC (enquiries@bfrc.org). 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.