Long-standing FENSA assessor Peter Claxton retired at the end of November, GGF Group has announced. Peter joined RISA in 2016 when it became the sole provider of inspection services for FENSA, the Fenestration Self-Assessment Scheme, having previously worked for BBA and D&H since the introduction of the government-authorised competent person scheme in 2002.

“Peter’s knowledge of the glazing industry and building regulations is fantastic and I know I speak for everyone when I say how much he will be missed,” said Dave Mechem, RISA’s Director of Operations. “He has been part of FENSA in one way or another for the past 17 years and his dedication to helping installers improve, and remain compliant, has been second to none.”

RISA offer independent and impartial inspection and auditing services to the glazing and construction industries in line with relevant legislation and standards. Together, RISA’s team has over 400 years of combined experience in the glazing industry, and carry out over 1,000 inspections a month for FENSA, as well as working with other membership schemes within the construction industry, such as the Federation of Master Builders (FMB). FENSA’s mission is to improve window and door replacements across the UK, by professionalising installers and protecting homeowners.

“We’re incredibly fortunate that our team of FENSA assessors have an unparalleled knowledge of building regulations and the glazing industry,” said Chris Beedel, FENSA’s Director of Membership, “and Peter is no exception. He’s been an incredibly valuable part of FENSA and he deserves a huge thank you for his service.”

Peter, who is a keen photographer and model maker as well as being a lifelong West Ham fan, is looking forward to spending more time with his grandchildren. His colleagues wish him well and will miss him greatly: “Peter has a passion for our industry with an undying dedication to ensuring that standards are met and that FENSA members and their customers get the best inspection experience possible,” said Lee Galley, Senior Assessor. “He has been part of the team from day one and we all wish him a long and happy retirement.”