Having been a window fitters and glaziers for many years, we understand that if you find yourself in a situation where you need to employ a tradesman, it can be a daunting time. You are unsure of who to approach, whether they will be reliable and respectful of your home as well as value for money. With Bartley Glass you can be assured that you are in safe hands. We have both CHAS and FENSA accreditation and we will explain a little more about what that means here.
FENSA stands for ‘Fenestration Self-Assessment Scheme’ and is a government authorised competent person scheme for the replacement of windows, doors, roof windows and roof lights in England and Wales against the relevant building regulations.
To become a FENSA member, glazing contractors are assessed for their ability to install replacement windows and doors in accordance with the relevant Building Regulations.
Regardless of the type of work or size of the job, a contractor should always complete the improvements in a timely manner and to the highest possible standard. FENSA members have undergone stringent vetting processes to enable them to self-certify compliance with the relevant Building Regulation without the need for a separate assessment from Building Control.
CHAS stands for ‘Contractors Health & Safety Assessment Scheme’
The scheme was created by experienced health and safety professionals in 1997 to improve health and safety standards across the UK.
In order to achieve CHAS accreditation, a qualified assessor – who has appropriate knowledge base in the field, reviews your safety policy and associated procedures, processes, arrangements and records.
In partnership with the Association of London Government (ALG), CHAS was a key developer of the core criteria held in the Approved Code of Practice which supported the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007 (now recognised as CDM 2015) and is a founder member of SSIP (Safety Schemes in Procurement). As one of the founders of third party accreditation CHAS are not only a trusted advisor on health and safety compliance, but an authority. Setting industry benchmarks, providing assurance and reassurance, and offering best-in-class services that are easy to use and cost effective.
This health and safety legislation was created to simplify health and safety contractor assessment by standardising requirements and to allow companies to avoid undergoing health and safety assessments for every job.
Bartley Glass and Windows have undergone both of these accreditation assessments and are therefore able to advertise our membership to both schemes.
If you have a project in the pipeline and need a reliable, respectful and reassuring window fitter in Birmingham or the surrounding areas, please do get in touch. Call us on 0121 426 2680 or fill in and submit our contact form online. We would be more than happy to discuss the details of your project and how we could help achieve the desired result.