Is fensa registered to the person or the company?

Is FENSA registered to the company or the person? I have recently found that my windows need replacing and I have a friend who can change windows, but they are not FENSA registered themselves, but the company that employs them is. If they change my windows, is that covered if the one of the other company staff checks the work for them?

Asked by MRS DAKIRI on 3rd Mar 2019
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"Hello, An organisation or an individual can be registered with FENSA. In this case, the company would be able to issue you a certificate – if your friend can have the company provide an authentic certificate and for the work to be registered with FENSA. Without a certificate or being done through the company, it won’t be legitimate, as he is not certified as an individual with FENSA.
It is your responsibility as homeowner to make sure your windows meet these FENSA requirements and ensure that the work done is completed by someone who can have it certified and registered with FENSA. Unless, they get registered with FENSA, he won’t be able to do it himself and the company would need to authenticate the work – as if it was a normal job for the company."
Answered on 3rd Mar 2019 - Member since Mar 2019 - report
"You dont have to be fensa registerd to fit windows into homes, you just need to know what you are doing/ how to secure them properly. Then call the your local council/build control to sign them off. Normally costs £80-£100 then they will produce a signnoff certififcate. Simple."
Answered on 10th Sep 2020 - Member since Aug 2020 - report
"No its the company registered. The fitter will be Fensa approved or certass but the company issues certificate and insurance back guarantee"
Answered on 22nd Apr 2020 - Member since Jul 2018 - report
"Generally the company but there are other governing bodies that will offer the same peace of mind."
Answered on 6th Jan 2020 - Member since Dec 2019 - report
"No. You and your friend are trying to save money by bypassing the certified company. What you mean is: Can the company pay all the Fensa registration and ongoing certification bills whilst you, your friend and a company staff member attempt to get all their hard work and expensive passing of exams for no charge. The company can register work installed and guaranteed by them, but not a private arrangement outside of the company not organised by the company. You can pay local building control to certify your friends work but that would defeat the initial object of shaving costs......"
Answered on 10th Apr 2019 - Member since Jan 2018 - report
"Fensa is registered to a company and a skilled fitter will have his own qualification"
Answered on 10th Apr 2019 - Member since Mar 2019 - report
"The supply company normally honours the Fensa cert for the installation team.

You can ask for this upon completion"
Answered on 31st Mar 2020 - Member since Mar 2020 - report
"hello mate
in short no
fensa will accredit an individual but its expensive
if you need the certificate ie selling your property use a trusted fensa installer
they can be found online
hope this helps"
Answered on 30th May 2020 - Member since Mar 2020 - report
"No if your friend did fit them he and you would need to get them signed off by the local council who would provide a certificate."
Answered on 19th Jul 2019 - Member since Jul 2019 - report
"Either, can be an individual or a company. He has to be Fensa registered as an individual, if he is working outside the company to issue the certificate. ... They will be able to issue the certificate through their company."
Answered on 15th Apr 2020 - Member since Dec 2018 - report
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