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.
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Pre First World War
An understanding of the times
These houses were a little grander, and far more spacious than the earlier '2 up - 2 down', and the times were more affluent. Typical features included a solid 'stock' brick structure, slate tiled roof, more ornament, entrance hall, large room sizes which often had their own fireplace, high ceilings, stone cilled sliding vertical flat and sash bay windows, often a cellar, and piped water - but alas still with no indoor toilet. These were indeed fine and spacious family homes for the 'townies'.
It would have been so easy to show you lots of impressive showroom type photos of new double glazing installations in this section, but I rarely do things the easy way! Instead I have chosen to how you a selection of photos taken by me whilst 'out and about' to illustrate the main house building styles of the last 100 odd years, and the windows and doors that go with them.