FENSA Says 2013 Ends on a High for Installations - February 2014
2013 saw the first year on year growth in notifications of installation of replacement windows and doors in domestic properties since 2007 – up 4.5% on 2012, says FENSA. FENSA is the largest Competent Persons Scheme for the installation of replacement windows, doors and roof-lights in domestic properties.
December ended the year on a high with notifications up 25% on December 2012. The last quarter of the year was up 5.7% on the same period last year after a flat October (+0.5%) and decline in November (-3.3%).
This was the third consecutive quarter of growth - the first time this has been achieved since FENSA began collating installation numbers. However, the total number of installations for 2013 was 702,495 – still down 27% on the figure for 2007.
Eight months saw increased installations in 2013 over the same month in the previous year compared to just four in 2012:-
- April 2013 +11.3%
- May 2013 +2.9%
- June 2013 +12%
- July 2013 +9.9%
- August 2013 +5.5%
- September 2013 +13.2%
- October 2013 +0.5%
- December 2013 +25.2%
“FENSA is very pleased to report these far more encouraging installation figures for our industry,” commented FENSA Managing Director Chris Mayne. “Though we need to remember that installations are still well down on their highest point back in 2007, the industry is now going in the right direction which we fervently hope will continue through 2014. In these releases we refer back to pre-recession levels of notifications – but our focus is on the market as it is today and going forward”
FENSA is reporting on the total number of notifications of installations of replacement windows and doors in domestic properties in 2013. FENSA will continue to publish quarterly figures during 2014.
92.5% of all window installations are covered by FENSA according to DCLG (glazing CPS notifications to March 2012).
* Calculated from the most up to date FENSA window and door installation figures available for the whole of 2013