34821_34821_fensa-better-installer-pic-installer-area.jpg

FENSA says installers must provide IBG for no CPS Registration

  • 23 Oct 2014

  • Share

Insurance Backed Guarantees

FENSA warns window installers that without an Insurance Backed Guarantees (IBGs) they will have no CPS registration

The system set up by FENSA and its Approved Insurance Providers means

  • automatic notification of installations from FENSA to the insurance company
  • automatic issuing of the IBG policies direct from the insurance company to the homeowner
  • billing direct from the insurance company to the installer

However, there is a stubborn minority of installers that have yet to provide FENSA with details of their chosen IBG provider and therefore cannot self-certify.

Consequences for installers

If an installer does not issue (or pay for) an IBG policy for each job notified then that company will be expelled from FENSA.  They will also be unable to register with another glazing Competent Persons Scheme (CPS), as they are in breach of FENSA rules.

FENSA compliance rules say: 

“Installers to provide each customer (other than a Local Authority or Housing Association) with an Insurance Backed Guarantee policy (conforming to requirements laid down from time to time by FENSA), to provide cover to the customer should the Registered Business, for whatever reason, cease to trade.”

Chris Mayne, FENSA Managing Director:  

“There is no hiding place for installers ducking out of IBGs because the system is computerised we can immediately see which installers do not have an IBG supplier in place.  They will be expelled from FENSA.

We have a duty to those FENSA registered businesses that are playing by the rules.  We cannot allow those installers that break or ignore the scheme rules to carry on as usual.  We will initiate the process to expel these installers.”

FENSA stands for the Fenestration Self-Assessment Scheme. Following Government encouragement, FENSA has been set up by the Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) and other industry bodies in response to Building Regulations for double glazing companies in England and Wales.

FENSA is the industry standard for replacement window and door installers self-certifying compliance with the building regulations.

An independent report commissioned by the Government found FENSA to be the most successful of all competent person schemes to date in the UK, across all industries.

Leave a Reply

More articles

Sadolin

Wrap up warm with Sadolin winter kits

Sadolin is helping tradespeople get ready for the colder months, with the launch of a new winter promotion, available exclusively through Sadolin’s merchant stockists.

Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Garden, Paints, Coatings & Finishes, Posts, Restoration & Refurbishment, Timber Buildings and Timber Products

  • Share
Kingspan Group

All the info as Kingspan launches new facades business

Kingspan Group has launched Kingspan Facades – a new business aimed at helping architects enhance their designs, with no compromise on technical performance.

Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Facades, Innovations & New Products, Insulation, Posts, Walls

  • Share
Screen Shot 2018-10-18 at 09.43.39

Creating contemporary architecture on the Welsh Coast with Keystone Lintels

Cliff Riley, Senior Technical Engineer at Keystone Lintels, talks about a modern coastal residential property was one of his favourite projects to work on.

Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Case Studies, Posts, Retrofit & Renovation, Walls, Windows

  • Share
Collage_Fotor_Fotor

Icopal guide reveals roofing’s hidden fire risks

Flat roofing specialist Icopal, a BMI Group company, has produced a six-page guide that explains the fire risks of flat roofing and how to mitigate them.

Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Building Regulations & Accreditations, Health & Safety, Research & Materials Testing, Roofs, Security and Fire Protection

  • Share