61% Installers Think FENSA Window Energy Ratings Will Give Them A Competitive Edge

by | Apr 7, 2016 | Featured Articles

61% of FENSA installers believe that by Opting In to free FENSA Window and Doorset Energy Ratings they will gain a competitive march over other window and door installers – according to a recent survey.

63% also stated that they wanted to use Window and Doorset Energy Ratings labels with the FENSA name on.

51% believe that their customers understand these kinds of energy ratings labels (as seen on washing machines, fridges and freezers).

Free FENSA Window and Doorset Energy Ratings were launched on January 1st.

“It’s not a surprise to us that installers – and indeed the wider replacement glazing industry – are so keen on having the biggest brand in the sector on their energy labels,” commented FENSA managing director Chris Mayne.  “Everyone knows that FENSA is the only glazing competent scheme asked for by homeowners – and that’s not our claim – it’s from BBC Wales no less.”

FENSA Window and Doorset Energy Ratings are free for FENSA certified installers.  It is totally voluntary.  All they have to do is Opt In, agree to the rules and be supplied by a BFRC registered fabricator.

These new window and door 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.  These ratings will be marketed heavily at consumers in the second half of 2016 to raise awareness and drive consumer demand.

Existing BFRC Authorised Retailers can quickly and easily switch to be a FENSA Authorised Installer – by Opting In by emailing BFRC.

The benefits of Opting In to FENSA Energy Efficient Windows and Doors Ratings for installers are:  an easier product to sell because homeowners understand and recognize energy efficiency labels; installers get their own labels; it is the easiest route to Part L compliance; a listing on BFRC website (the first port of call for homeowners searching for energy efficient product); consumer publicity support & recognition;  installers can source glass & frames separately; opportunities to upsell; technical & marketing support and advice.

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.  FENSA will do the rest.



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