25,000th BFRC homeowner energy ratings certificate issued

2385 Building Reg Cert Window A+ CMYKThe British Fenestration Rating Council recently issued its 25,000th homeowner energy efficiency certificate. 

The recipient, Linda from Sussex, said of the certificate: “I think it’s important to have so that I can prove that I have rated windows when it comes to selling my home.”

Each certificate is specific to the property and the products installed, and features the installer’s name and date of installation, as well as the well-known ‘rainbow’ colour label.

If an installer uses BFRC energy ratings as the route to compliance for Approved Document L (rather than ‘U’ values) then this homeowner certificate can be issued for the client. It gives homeowners proof of the level of energy efficiency of the windows and doors they have ordered as verified by the premier, independent authority on window and door energy ratings. It can be kept by the homeowner and presented to an Energy Performance Certificate surveyor and any prospective purchasers when it comes to selling the property.

The message that homeowners need to use BFRC registered installers and manufacturers is hitting home,” commented BFRC managing director Chris Mayne. “More and more installers are issuing certificates – and increasing numbers of consumers are demanding them.”

This BFRC homeowner energy rating certificate costs the installer just £1.50 (ex VAT). As it is not mandatory homeowners are also able to purchase this certificate direct in the event that the installer does not provide it – costing £10 (ex VAT).  Replacement certificates can be purchased in the event of loss.

For further information, please contact BFRC – 020 7403 9200  / enquiries@bfrc.org