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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An understanding of the times:
The eighties was a time of great optimism with home owners seeing their property values increase beyond belief for many, there was a lemming like scramble to mortgage up to the hilt to move up market as house prices were zooming ever upwards. First time buyers were trying to get their feet on the ladder, and second time buyers were keen to better themselves and move up market, and despite mortgage interest rates hitting 15% there was the belief that there were big profits to be made from property price inflation, and that 'you couldn't lose'.
The bursting of the bubble and the slide towards the recession came in with the crash of late 80's, and many with a high loan to value mortgage found themselves in 'negative equity'. This was an unprecedented shock to the vast majority who had learned to believe their property investment was 'safe as houses' and as such it was the Government encouraged over optimism that fuelled the house prices boom.
Jump to other house building era's of this century:
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 show 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.