Double Glazing Report – More Help
If you know where to look there is quite literally a wealth of information
and advice related to double-glazing and replacement windows on the net.
The following are some of our favourite / recommended sites. If you would
like to suggest a site for inclusion here please complete the form found
Glass and Glazing – Safety Glass, U Values, Low E glass
Local Authority Building Control website
This site includes local council contact information about Building
Regulations, Planning Permission, etc. Local Authority Building Control
has the experience
and technical skill to ease you through the building process. Local
authorities have a national level of service guide based on extensive
discussion with owners, professionals and builders.
FENSA Limited is the Fenestration Self-Assessment Scheme for companies
that install windows and doors in dwellings. Their site supplies
information about the Scheme for both installers and the general
public. The scheme
was set up by the Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF), with Government
approval, in response to the Building Regulations for England and
Wales. From 1 April 2002, all replacement glazing in dwellings
will come within
the scope of the Building Regulations. When having their windows
and doors replaced from this date homeowners must ensure that they
a certificate form Local Authority Building Control or have the
by a FENSA Registered Company.
Scotland - Part J of Building Standards
Scotland got its own new Building Standards on the 1st March 2003
with the full implementation of Part J. This Building Standard
requires an even higher performance level from a window than
in England and
DIY Windows, Doors, Double Glazing
The real life experience of a leading industry expert has authored
this set of pages to genuinely assist and inform anyone
considering DIY for
the replacement of their own windows and doors. These pages
therefore logically follow the format of a 'start to finish'
follows the 'flow' of what happens in each stage of a fully
Condensation - Its causes and cure
At best double glazing may reduce condensation, but as
you will see in article below many other factors play
possible that by reducing the ventilation (drafts)
that double glazing will
to the condensation problem.
Double Glazing, Replacement Windows -10 Frequently
How To Complain
A one-stop source of consumer information, providing
the facility for you to complain online to any
organisation, including public
How often have you intended to complain about
something but never got around to it? Well now you can easily
your rights and where to get advice and help.
The Efficient Windows Collaborative Web Site
This web site provides unbiased information
descriptions of how they work, and recommendations
selection and use.
The Efficient Windows Collaborative (EWC)
sponsors the Efficient Windows web site with support
from the U.S.
Glazing Program and the participation of
industry members. (USA Based)
Fenestration Rating Council - Rating windows and doors to save energy
The BFRC is dedicated to the operation of a UK national rating system
for the thermal performance of fenestration products. The rating system
that we have developed must be "fair, accurate and credible" and
information about the system is given on their website. A number of very
interesting downloads (PDFs) are available from their website - including: