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Benefits of Installer registration

Energy Ratings

Get a competitive advantage

Energy efficiency is invisible. If homeowners can't see the performance of your windows or doors, how will they prefer yours? When homeowners choose windows and doors for their home, they can see how they'll look but not how they'll perform. That’s why it's crucial to offer BFRC rated products and advise homeowners about energy efficiency. So that when your customers' homes are warm and cosy, they'll reward you with referrals.

Many installers still use discounting to win work. This is despite homeowners preferring installers who offer advice to those pushing price. Use BFRC rainbow ratings to show simply that an A-rating is better than a B-rating.


How BFRC rainbow ratings work

Advise customers to fit more energy efficient products

When trying to win new business, homeowners prefer being advised that to feel they're being sold to. Using BFRC ratings to give customers the evidence they need to make the right choice of windows and doors for their home's energy performance requirements, gives them confidence to appoint you as their installer.

 

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Comply with Building Regulations

Building regulations stipulate that replacement windows must be rated C or above and doors E or higher, except in historic properties and conservation areas. FENSA installers can have BFRC ratings free of charge when their frame supplier is BFRC registered and has the appropriate documentation. BFRC ratings do much more than comply with building regulations, they help your customers choose the right energy performance to make their home more comfortable to live in.


Proof of performance certificate

Provide homeowners with BFRC energy performance certificates that confirm the rating details of the window products installed. A certificate can be ordered when registered your installations with FENSA.

 

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BFRC Members Certificate

Piggyback on your manufacturer's ratings

If you are a BFRC Approved Installer, you can have your company name on your manufacturer's BFRC ratings. Win the confidence of homeowners by going beyond a good installation and giving them proof you fit energy efficient windows.

Make the most of selling BFRC rated windows and doors. FENSA approved installers can use BFRC for free*. As well as having your own ratings you receive free technical advice and marketing support including van stickers, homeowner leaflets and press release templates.

 

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News & Advice

  • BFRC welcomes fraud prosecution

    May 3, 2019, 11:26 AM by BFRC
    BFRC welcomed the news that three directors from Cheshire and Liverpool were sentenced for their fraudulent business under the trading name of “Green” that falsely offered funding grants for “A” energy rated and/or Pilkington Glass windows and doors.
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  • 500 installers opt in for a free FENSA window/doorset energy ratings

    May 3, 2019, 11:25 AM by BFRC
    BFRC has been inundated with Opt In enquiries for free FENSA window & doorset energy ratings from FENSA certified installers. Over 500 have asked to Opt In as of the end of February 2016.
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FAQS

Homeowners are increasingly aware that they need energy efficient windows and doors. As a BFRC Approved Installer, you can prove the products you recommend will perform as promised. Because BFRC is the UK’s most trusted and widely used rating system for energy performance in the window and door industry.

Not only will this set your business apart from the competition and ensure your customers can comply with building regulations, you’ll also get BFRC technical advice and marketing support. And your customers will also be able to get a certificate of proof for a small charge.

Become BFRC Approved today

When you become a BFRC Approved Installer, you’ll have access to our technical advice and marketing support while being able to contact us for timely technical information to help answer customer questions.

To help market your business, we'll also provide free stickers for your van, handy leaflet to give to homeowners and even a template for press releases for you to publish news updates.

Most valuable of all, homeowners will be able to find your company more easily when they use our online search tool to find a local BFRC Approved Installer.

BFRC uses the UK’s most well-known, well understood and widely used A++ to E “rainbow” energy performance rating labels for windows and doors – similar to those on fridges and washing machines. BFRC rainbow ratings show the complete energy performance of the whole window or door including thermal transmittance, solar factor and effective air leakage.

Homeowners recognise our labels and understand what the ratings mean. To them, a BFRC energy rating represents proven energy performance and will help set your products apart from those recommended by your competitors.
U-value is a measure of heat transfer across a product. It is commonly cited when describing a window or door’s energy performance yet on its own is not enough to provide a comprehensive energy rating. That’s because there is no direct correlation between U-value and energy rating: it is possible to achieve an A rating with U-values ranging from 1.0 W/m2K to 1.7 W/m2K.

BFRC ratings go further by taking into account U-value as well as G-value (solar gain) and L-value (air leakage). Each of these values is calculated independently and in accordance with EN and ISO standards, leading to a more comprehensive rating of the product’s complete performance.
BFRC independently assesses and approves manufacturers of PVCu, timber, aluminium and steel frame windows, and manufacturers of external pedestrian and glazed (French, folding and sliding) doors. Each BFRC Approved Manufacturer is periodically inspected to ensure they are continuing to supply correctly rated products.

For the best results when installing energy efficient windows and energy efficient doors, always use BFRC rated products from BFRC Approved Manufacturers. This way, you can be sure that the products you recommend have been proven to perform as promised for heat loss, solar gain, and air leakage.

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