Pro Installer August 2019 - Issue 77

PROINSTALLER.CO.UK THE VOICE OF THE TRADE ISSUE 77 AUGUST 2019 FREE 16 Commitment pros 26 Camo to hi-vis 32 Wires not included 38 Stop the rot Hardware experts say collaboration is better for everyone. Why ex-military are ideal work force for construction. If you’re ‘appy and you know it, you’ll want BURGprotect. Swish’s simple guide on the dos and don’ts of roofline. FENSA TURNS TO DAVE TO CHANNEL HOMEOWNERS Competent Person Scheme FENSA has produced a suite of videos aimed at helping homeowners make the right choice when it comes to installing replacement windows and doors. The series, which will be shown across multi- ple channels, supports a hugely successful ongoing TV campaign during which the organisation raised its profile further by sponsor- ing ‘Weekends on Dave’, a channel popular among ABC1 (higher social and economic groups) men aged 16-34. FENSA will now look to capitalise further on its recognition among home- owners by raising consumer awareness of the FENSA certificate, and the impor- tance of choosing a FEN- SA Approved Installer to carry out work. The creative minds behind the original campaign - which featured a pencil drawn animation of a friendly FENSA Approved Installer going about his work - have blended a mix of advice and information, including ‘How to Find an Installer You Can Trust’, ‘Why Choose a FENSA Ap- proved Installer’ and ‘Five Essential Questions to Ask Your Installer’. The videos encourage homeowners to ask ques- tions like, ‘Will my instal- lation be energy efficient?’ It is vital that consumers understand that energy ratings such as the BFRC rainbow labels are useful tools for comparing the en- ergy efficiency of windows and doors, especially in the context of improving carbon emissions and saving mon- ey on energy bills. They also expand on regulatory requirements and consumer protections available when replacing windows and doors. Al- though hundreds of thou- sands of FENSA certificates are issued per year, many potential FENSA customers may still be unaware of the importance of compliance with building regulations, or the fact that work carried out by FENSA Approved Installers is covered by an insurance backed guarantee. Or that the local council is automatically notified after work has taken place – saving them the time and cost of having to do this themselves. Chris Beedel, FENSA Director of Member- ship, says: “There’s so much more to installing windows and doors than most people realise. A referral from a friend or a reassuring website isn’t enough. Home- owners need to ask the right questions before ap- pointing an installer to pro- tect themselves – physically, legally, and financially.” “Ultimately however,” says Chris, “there’s only one question homeowners need to ask: ‘Will I get a FENSA certificate afterwards?’ as this is all the proof they will need that the installation company’s work will be compliant, energy efficient and accompanied by an insurance backed guaran- tee.” THE AWARD WINNING ALUMINIUM LANTERN ROOF FOR GLAZED EXTENSIONS FASTER STRONGER WARMER 5 PRO-INSTALLER_front_page_Korniche_2019.indd 1 SLIMMER FITTED IN MINUTES ORDER TO DELIVERY FROM A FAST Working Days Lead Time Email: [email protected] Call: 01642 610799 | Fax: 01642 615854 02/07/2019 12:39