Building Regulations For Windows & Doors

Building Regulations

What are the Building Regulations For Windows & Doors in the UK?

Nowadays new or replacement windows & doors have to meet certain standards which are set out under the UK Building regulations and cover key areas such as:

  • Energy Efficiency
  • Ventilation
  • Glazing Safety
  • Escape in the event of fire

If you undertake the work yourself then you will need to apply locally to get building regulations approval which will involve time and expense.

Fortunately, there is a government approved competent person scheme that allows trades-persons to “self-certify” that installation are “up to code” for this type of building work and the primary competent persons schemes are authorised by The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) is in charge of authorising competent person schemes.

Trade bodies for self-certification

  • Fensa,
  • Benchmark,
  • Blue Flame Certification,
  • BSI
  • Certsure,
  • NAPIT,
  • Network VEKA,

Benefits of using an accredited installer

To use a certified contractor or company is to be able to have the confidence that they have themselves been independently assessed to meet Minimum technical competence requirements (MTC).

That in itself is a good enough reason, however, the ability to self-certify will also ensure that the product that is installed is of a good standard and you will have no need to get involved with the time  & cost of dealing local planning department in order to organise your own inspections & approvals.

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trade marks & associations for installers & manufacturers

Useful Links

To give you some idea of what home improvement works need planning permission & building regulations approval you can find a very helpful interactive guide here on the planning portal website.

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