One of the first

Long-standing Fensa assessor Peter Claxton retired at the end of November.

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,” Dave Mechem, Risa’s director of operations, said. “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.”

Chris Beedel, Fensa’s director of membership, said: “We’re incredibly fortunate that our team of Fensa assessors have an unparalleled knowledge of building regulations and the glazing industry, 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.