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The double glazing industry is still booming even though it’s being offered for years now. Because of this, there has been a sharp increase in the number of double glazing installers and suppliers.  And in effect, will give the users or customers a wide range of options but can also cause confusion.  There has been a lot of news lately that a number of double glazing companies have committed fraud and misbehaviour while trying to sell their products. This has become a very alarming matter since the reputation of the double glazing industry is being damaged. Moreover, people could lose their trust in double glazing companies.



So how do you solve this kind of problem?  It is unfortunate to think that once you have been scanned, it would be difficult for you to gain your money back.  Many people have experienced this when the company that provided unsatisfactory services to them later files for bankruptcy.  This is when the cliché, ‘Prevention is better than cure,’ comes in.


Don’t be a victim of dodgy double glazing companies.  There is any easy way for you to find out if you’re working with a reliable company are not thorough up a bit of research.  Before signing a contract with a company, find out what organizations they are registered with.  There are generally two organisations that you should lookout for.  Read on to find out which companies you can rely on for your double glazing.


FENSA (Fenestration Self-Assessment Scheme)



FENSA, set up by the Glass and Glazing Federation, is one of the organizations that ensure customers of certified double glazing companies that comply with Building Regulations.  This organisation is responsible for completely replaced or new windows to comply with Approved Documents parts L1 and N. FENSA however does not apply to porches, commercial premises, conservatories, or no building properties.


When a company is registered with FENSA, customers can be assured that their windows will be inspected and checked at different times to ensure that the windows comply with Building Regulations. FENSA will give the out a certificate to householders stating that there installer has self-certified compliance to Building Regulations.


The Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF)



The Glass and Glazing Federation is the representative body for companies that make, supply or fit, glass and glazing products.  According to their website, GGF is recognised by the government and place a large role in creating and upholding standards in the weight buildings are constructed.


Companies who are a member of the GGF are tasked to produce and install safety, fire, emergency glazing, and other types of specialised glazing.  Thanks to the GGF, customers and installers are guided with technical advice and direction.  Choosing a fully vetted GGF member company ensures you high quality services, workmanship, and value for money.


Hiring a double glazing firm that is associated with any of these 2 organizations will give you a peace of mind while they work for your home. You can ensure that your double glazed windows are energy efficient, of the highest standards, and would perform as expected according to building regulations.

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