The Double Glazing & Conservatory Ombudsman Scheme (DGCOS) insurance broker is back on the approved insurance providers list for FENSA, which brings with it a host of benefits for installers.
Faisal Hussain, Chief Executive of DGCOS comments: “The insurance broker for DGCOS, UWC, who brokers our Insurance Back Guarantee (IBG) offering to our members to support their customers should they cease trading, has been reappointed as an approved provider by FENSA. This in turn means that DGCOS members can now nominate FENSA as their Competent Person’s Scheme through us, to support compliance with building regulations for the work they carry out. Each time a job is registered and completed with DGCOS, an IBG is issued and now we can notify FENSA on the member’s behalf so there is no need for duplication, saving administration time and around £1.80 per registration.
“The aim of both organisations is to ensure quality in windows and doors. FENSA is a government-authorised scheme that monitors building regulation compliance for replacement windows and doors. DGCOS supports a network of installers, working in the retail sector, who have been accredited by our strict accreditation process for the product (or products) they sell. The collaboration is a positive for both organisations.”
Tom Butler, Head of Sales & Marketing at the GGF comments: “As the largest community in the glazing industry, it’s important that FENSA Approved Installers have a wide range of IBG providers available to them. We look forward to working with them”.
Faisal concludes: “DGCOS offers more than just IBGs and the now streamlined benefits of registering work under a CPS on your behalf. We support installers at every stage of the journey, from set up and business management assistance, to alternative dispute resolution and ombudsman services, as well as a range of other insurances that protect both our members and their consumer customers. DGCOS is about all round business support, supporting the work that FENSA does in the industry and this collaboration provides a huge bonus for installer business to tie the two services together.”