FAQ: The abbreviation FENSA stands for FENESTRATION - SELF ASSESSMENT.
The uk dictionary definition of the word fenestral or fenestrate is " belonging to or like a window" The word fenestration is "the arrangement of windows in a building". FENSA is used by double glazing uk trade companies to certify that their replacement windows and doors installed comply with Building Regulations Document L (and more), actually checking av. 1% of all replacement windows installations.
Did You Know?
"Wasting Energy Costs The Earth"
PVC-U is 100% recyclable.
If you think that recycling of PVC-U waste is small in the U.K. then think again, because around 18000 tonnes were processed in 1998 in this country although more up to date figures suggest this has dropped a little since. PVC-U window fabricators now have to comply with strict legislation for the disposal of their waste products and there are now firms around who will collect all off cuts and scrap PVC-U. As well as off-cuts occurring from manufacturing of new frames, old PVC-U windows and doors which are eventually scrapped can also be recycled, and new life is given to reclaimed plastic by re-using it to manufacture a wide range of park and garden furniture including:
Posts - Planks - Parking Bollards - Fencing - Patio Decking - Tables and Seats - Bin Surrounds, etc.
As well as the above, recycled PVC-U is ground down into granules and used in industry for applications such as:
Drain Pipes - Guttering - Underground Pipes, etc..
Not to be confused with PVC-U off-cuts being ground down and put back into new frames again, which is called 'regrind' read about that subject here