Double Glazed replacement windows information
You may think that you don’t need to worry about getting planning permission to replace window in your house. That will most probably be the case as they are usually permitted developments, but you will need to comply with building regulations in order not to fall foul of your local council.
Some of these rule & guidelines relate to the minimum requirement for energy efficiency of the replacement windows and there are 2 ways that you can comply.
- First is to arrange for the local inspector to come around after the work is done – this is not only risky as if the windows don’t comply you will need to do remedial work or even worse, replace the new windows and you will also be charged a fee for the building inspector to visit. and that will increase the overall costs.
- Second is to use an installer that is qualified to certify the windows as compliant, you will need to use a “competent to self -certify” contractor and that means they need to be a member of CERTASS or FENSA.
To find fully certified installers who can give you free quotes – click here: www.doubleglazing-pro.co.uk