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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Double glazed doors and windows, composite materials.
The word 'Composite' is used to refer to doors and windows that are made up of more than one material.
The latest innovations in our industry for composite are:
Important, I am referring to beautiful quality products here, in the order of £1000 for a door and frame, and NOT about some of the 'too cheap' tacky imitations I have been unfortunate enough to have set eyes on.
The popularity of composite doors has swept through the industry and has left many fabricators wondering how best to take advantage of this new and growing market. One manufacturer, Benchmark Doors Ltd has developed a unique composite door leaf in partnership with Eurocell Profiles Ltd. The two companies have worked closely together to develop a 60mm ABS grained skinned door leaf that looks like a timber door and has the high performance associated with its rebated PVC cousin. The door leaf is extremely versatile and is available made to measure in a choice of sixteen styles and seven vibrant colours. Eurocell Contract 60 fabricators have the freedom to create their own suite without the need to invest in new machinery, hardware or profile. Each door leaf is individually crafted to meet the exact customer specification that insures minimum handling and optimum performance. The glazing of the door leaf is achieved with an Auto-Plas glazing cassette that allows replacement of the double glazed unit if required, without having to replace the whole door panel. The Evolution door is also available as a complete door set incorporating the latest in high performance hardware. Furthermore, Benchmark have recently invested in new door testing equipment in addition to their existing heat and UV resistance test facilities, to ensure that the composite doors are manufactured to the highest standards.
See, you don't have to have 'plastic', but expect to dig very deep in your pocket if you think about having these as an alternative to PVC-U.