Self-Certification Scheme For Tradespeople Helps Give Homeowners
Extra Peace Of Mind
on: October 21, 2009, 6:36 am
Author: Local Quoter
20 2009, Customers of double glazing and replacement window and
door companies are being urged to look out for a regulation scheme
which is aimed at bringing more peace of mind to homeowners and
a company which puts customers in touch with reputable local tradespeople
who are all specialists in a particular sector in the home improvement
field and Cheap
Double Glazing Quotes, believes that the Certass (Certification
and Self Assessment) scheme offers valuable guarantees covering
the quality of manufacture and installation of new windows and
is designed to ensure that all work complies with building regulations,
which means that homeowners will be able to produce a certificate
which will satisfy the conditions required under Home Improvement
Pack (HIPs) regulations should they wish to sell on their home
after completion of the work.
companies working under Certass
also sign up to an insurance scheme, which assures customers that,
should their installer go out of business, any repairs required
under guarantee will be carried out by another Certass member.
believes that this is a valuable safeguard for homeowners, and
will prove especially useful when they want to sell their home,
as the information has to be included in the Home Information
Pack offered to prospective buyers.
by Certass Glazing will allow member contractors to self-certify
work, which means Certass Glazing will be in a position to issue
Building Regulation Completion Certificates to homeowners.
prospective member of CERTASS glazing will first have to be vetted
by the scheme’s officials, who can also carry out random
inspections of their members’ work to ensure that they are
complying with regulations.
Glazing members will have to apply to rejoin the scheme every
year runs from the date of initial approval, so each contractor’s
annual period will be unique.
Certass scheme runs alongside the similar accreditation process
operated by FENSA, which in turn covers 9,000 registered window
and door manufacturers and installers.
LocalQuoter, we offer our customers the double reassurance that
companies we recommend meet the requirements laid down by both
CERTASS and FENSA,” said Les Yates of LocalQuoter.
we take the awarding of these self-certification powers, and of
membership of the FENSA scheme into account when we assess a tradesperson’s
suitability for a particular job on behalf of our clients, this
strengthens the safeguards we can offer to our customers concerning
an individual company’s reputation in the industry.
this means that clients can be sure that they really are being
referred to the best person or company for the job in their area,
as judged by experts in their particular industry.”
full list of CERTASS-accredited window installation and replacement
companies, sorted by postcode, is available on the CERTASS website.
Contact Details: Les Yates,