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25,000th BFRC homeowner energy ratings certificate issued

May 3, 2019, 11:22 AM by BFRC
BFRC has issued its 25,000th Homeowner energy efficiency certificate this month. It is the only such certificate available in the UK glazing sector.

The recipient of the 25,000th certificate, Linda from Sussex, told us why she wanted one:  “I think it’s important to have so that I can prove that I have rated windows when it comes to selling my home.  I’ll show whoever needs to see it.”

Each certificate is specific to the property and the products installed and features the installers name and date of installation as well as the well-known ‘rainbow’ colour label.

If an installer uses BFRC energy ratings as the route to compliance for ADL (rather than U-values) then this Homeowner Certificate can be issued for the client.  At the point of notification on the FENSA website installers are asked if they would like to issue one for their customer and it is dispatched with the FENSA certificate.

The certificate gives homeowners proof of the level of energy efficiency of the windows and doors they have ordered as verified by the premier, independent authority on window and door energy ratings.  It can be kept by the homeowner and presented to an Energy Performance Certificate surveyor and any prospective purchasers when it comes to selling the property.

“The message that homeowners need to use BFRC registered installers and manufacturers is hitting home,” commented BFRC managing director Chris Mayne.  “More and more installers are issuing certificates – and increasing numbers of consumers are demanding them.”

This BFRC Homeowner Energy Rating Certificate costs the installer just £1.50 (ex VAT).  As it is not mandatory homeowners are also able to purchase this certificate direct in the event that the installer does not provide it - costing £10 (ex VAT).  Replacement certificates can be purchased in the event of loss.

A similar certificate will be available under the new, FREE for installers FENSA window and doorset energy ratings.

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