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    Has the govt changed door and window regulations???

    One sales person is coming home tonight to give us a quote on replacing out doors and windows. I said to him initially that we are not really interested as we are thinking of moving house in a year or so. He said that now the government has launching new energy efficient doors and windows laws due to which if your doors are more than 5 years old they need to be replaced before you sell your house. I have called him to give us a quote tonight but i have never heard this anywhere.

    Please enlighten me if anyone knows about this?

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    momofone

    if your doors are more than 5 years old they need to be replaced before … if your doors are more than 5 years old they need to be replaced before you sell your house



    Lol, that must be a scam.

    Banned

    pile of crap, wouldnt even open the door to them

    Sound's like there just trying to make a bit off money out of you. Walk into your local estate agent's they should know.

    My next door neighbour just sold his house. Same windows for the last 10 years. If such a law exists, i dont think its been passed as yet.

    Original Poster

    i asked two of them....and both said yes........ im gonna ask them a lot of questions on this new law...he even said its also being advertised on tv.

    Liar , beware .

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    tonyg1962;5578045

    Liar , beware .



    have got to be careful...ive googled it and have found no info on it....so dont think anything like this exists....

    Complete ********. The law is you have to replace with energy efficient glass or not at all :thumbsup:

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    momofone;5578037

    i asked two of them....and both said yes........ im gonna ask them a lot … i asked two of them....and both said yes........ im gonna ask them a lot of questions on this new law...he even said its also being advertised on tv.



    your going to let them in and more to the point your going to allow them to waste your free time

    If they are gonna lie to you about this then any quotes they give you and the quality of their work will all be lies ,Call them and cancel,

    I got the same rubbish said to me I guess it would have been SXXX SXXXX windows?

    I've never seen an advert on this.

    I'd definately beware, sounds like a line to scare you into buying.

    Scam - don't let them in the house

    Tell them to go run & jump.

    Part L regulations are for new build houses only!

    Original Poster

    Its amber windows and doors

    What a load of rubbish not true tell them to go away :x

    Mine was safestyle so they have both obviously jumped on the bandwagon concerning new housing regs.

    Banned

    *Window fitter here*

    there are many manufacturers of windows now that offer energy eff windows A grade ect but there are no regs that say you have to have this the only reg is K galss to be fitted on all new windows and doors exit hinges to bedrooms toughened glass on all doors and any window that is below 600 millimeters from the ground

    I reckon the op should have them round, record what he says and upload an mp3 for us all to listen to :w00t:

    Report him to Trading Standard immediately!

    Seriously!

    If you let them in, the chances are 2-3hrs later you will still be trying to get rid of them!

    Original Poster

    thanks every1....cancelled appt

    with effect from 1st April 2002, the installation of a … with effect from 1st April 2002, the installation of a replacement window, roof light, roof window or specified type of glazed door must either have Building Regulations approval or be carried out (and certified) by an installer registered with the Glass and Glazing Federation



    Building Regulations approval is NOT usually necessary for … Building Regulations approval is NOT usually necessary for repair work such as replacement glazing or replacing rotten frame members and even if it is necessary, exemption can still be gained if the work is carried out by an "approved installer" who is a member of FENSA ("Fenestration Self-Assessment Scheme"). This is a scheme that has been approved by the Secretary of State to monitor the quality of installers' work. Even if local authority approval is not necessary under Building Regulations, you may still require Planning Permission or Listed Building consent. Special rules also apply if you live in a Conservation Area. So before you sign a contract to buy double-glazing, check whether the company is able to self-certify. If it is not, then you should apply to the Local Authority for Building Regulations approval and this will involve the inevitable "fee". Consent will also be required if you decide to install replacement windows and doors yourself as a DIY project. Important Contact Number Glass & Glazing Federation - 020 7403 7177 Email : [EMAIL="[email protected]"][email protected][/EMAIL]

    momofone;5581190

    thanks every1....cancelled appt



    You should have had them around and called them liars. I would have :lol:

    Banned

    wow - a real let off there OP eh?

    Banned

    if you might be moving in a year or two, then why pay out good money on doors and windows? The cost certainly wont increase the property value by the amount you spend.
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