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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Buying new double glazing and paying cash:
"Don't be a Plonker"
Being serious again...
Make sure that you full agreed details of your order in writing, and a legibly signed receipt on the double glazing companys' headed note paper for any money you part with.
Also, in my opinion, anything more than say a 10% deposit for replacement double glazing is truly excessive, particularly when you think that you will see nothing for your money for weeks, or maybe in some cases with the 'big boys' - for months.
Personally I do not take a deposit at all, and although this surprises many people, the answer is no, I haven't been seriously caught, to date.
Often the REAL reason a salesperson will try for a bigger deposit is because then he will then get his commission straight away, instead of having to wait until you pay the company after the job has been completed. My scam exam test tells you far more about any individual estimate than my buyer beware pages ever can because I have had to generalise very much on my website. Once you have put your estimate through the free test and had your results, you can then get an individual full five page written report for a modest cost, and this should complete ALL the information you will need to be really clued-in before you make any really important decisions.
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