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The Glass and Glazing Federation represents companies who make, supply or fit, glass and glazing products in the UK and internationally.

Being the industry authority, the GGF promotes best practice and sets the highest technical and health & safety standards. The Federation is also the voice of the industry in local and national politics helping shape and influence policy and legislation. As well as offering an array of benefits to its members, the GGF guides and protects homeowners when buying glass or glazing products and services. 

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GGF LAUNCHES NEW ACOUSTICS PUBLICATION

GGF LAUNCHES NEW ACOUSTICS PUBLICATION

The GGF has released a new publication entitled “Acoustics - How glazing can help reduce noise”. The new document offers excellent guidance to homeowners and the industry on the complex subject, of how the installation of suitable glazing can help reduce noise entering the home.

HSE ASBESTOS SAFETY CAMPAIGN GAINS MOMENTUM

HSE ASBESTOS SAFETY CAMPAIGN GAINS MOMENTUM

At the end of 2014, the Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) fully supported the Health and Safety Executive’s (HSE) Asbestos Campaign to help tradespeople at risk from the dangers of asbestos exposure. Since then the GGF has been delighted to see the Campaign gather momentum with new survey results, new information pages on the HSE website, guidance on training and a free web app.

GGF SUPPORT GPD FINLAND 2015: CALL FOR PAPERS

GGF SUPPORT GPD FINLAND 2015: CALL FOR PAPERS

For many years the Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) has supported The Glass Product Days (GPD) in Finland. This year the GGF has already committed to presenting technical papers and will be attending the unique bi-annual conference in Tampere, Finland in June.

GGF TO SPONSOR PEOPLE IN GLASS (PIGS) EVENTS

GGF TO SPONSOR PEOPLE IN GLASS (PIGS) EVENTS

The GGF has agreed with organizers Balls2Marketing, to be a sponsor for three “People in Glass Society” (PIGS) events in 2015.

GGF SETS MEMBERS’ DAY DATE

GGF SETS MEMBERS’ DAY DATE

Following a hugely successful inaugural Members Day in September 2014, the Glass and Glazing Federation is pleased to announce that Members Day 2015 will be on Tuesday 1st September at Glaziers Hall, London Bridge.

GGF LEADING THE WAY FOR FENSTERBAU 2016

GGF LEADING THE WAY FOR FENSTERBAU 2016

April 2016 may seem a long time away but the Glass and Glazing Federation is already planning for Fensterbau Frontale 2016 in Nuremberg, Germany, with the Federation announcing it will be hosting the UK Pavilion at the largest international fenestration show.

GGF PLEASED WITH PROGRESS ON UNIVERSAL CREDIT DEVELOPMENTS

GGF PLEASED WITH PROGRESS ON UNIVERSAL CREDIT DEVELOPMENTS

Over the last 12 months, the GGF has been working steadily with the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) on Universal Credit and the benefits it brings to employers. Following these ongoing discussions, DWP has released news of two key developments to inform employers understand Universal Credit and to take full advantage of its benefits.

GGF MARKS GREAT PROGRESS IN SCOTLAND

GGF MARKS GREAT PROGRESS IN SCOTLAND

The GGF raised its profile at the Scottish Parliament in Holyrood, Edinburgh in the first week in December with three jam packed days that included a GGF exhibition, meetings with over 20 Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs), input at the Scottish Cross Party Group Meeting on Fuel Poverty in Traditional Buildings and an exclusive GGF Members lunch and tour in the Garden Lobby of the Parliament Buildings.

GGF “FRUSTRATED” WITH GDHIF CHANGES

GGF “FRUSTRATED” WITH GDHIF CHANGES

Following this week’s news on the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund the GGF is frustrated that glazing is still not high on the agenda.

GGF CONCERN OVER ECO2 PLANS

GGF CONCERN OVER ECO2 PLANS

The Government is extending ECO (Energy Company Obligation), introducing a new obligation period from April 2015 to March 2017, termed ‘ECO2’.

GGF REACTION TO CHANCELLOR’S AUTUMN STATEMENT

GGF REACTION TO CHANCELLOR’S AUTUMN STATEMENT

This week, Chancellor George Osborne delivered his final Autumn Statement before next year’s General Election in May.

GGF “DELIGHTED” WITH G14 AWARDS

GGF “DELIGHTED” WITH G14 AWARDS

The GGF was delighted with the success of the recent G14 Awards at Park Lane Hilton which saw 5 GGF Member Companies pick up awards.

SEHBAC WINS NHIC “BEST GLAZING PROJECT” AWARD

SEHBAC WINS NHIC “BEST GLAZING PROJECT” AWARD

Congratulations to GGF Member SEHBAC on winning the GGF Award for “Best Home Improvement Glazing Project” at the National Home Improvement Council (NHIC) Awards in London last week.

GGF SUPPORTS ASBESTOS CAMPAIGN

GGF SUPPORTS ASBESTOS CAMPAIGN

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has launched a new campaign to help tradespeople work more safely with asbestos and protect themselves from danger.

GGF SIGNS UP FOR COUNTER TERROR EXPO 2015

GGF SIGNS UP FOR COUNTER TERROR EXPO 2015

The GGF for the 4th consecutive year will be participating at Counter Terror Expo at London Olympia on 21-22 April 2015.

GGF RELEASES 4 NEW PUBLICATIONS

GGF RELEASES 4 NEW PUBLICATIONS

The GGF has released 4 new and updated publications to help and guide Members’, homeowners and the wider construction industry. The new publications include;

GILES WILLSON BECOMES FREEMAN OF THE CITY OF LONDON

GILES WILLSON BECOMES FREEMAN OF THE CITY OF LONDON

Congratulations to Giles Willson, GGF Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Technical Affairs who has been awarded Freedom of the City of London, as a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Glaziers and Painters of Glass. He now can become a Liveryman of the Company.

GGF LOOKS FORWARD TO G14 AWARDS

GGF LOOKS FORWARD TO G14 AWARDS

With the G14 Awards just over a week away, the GG, as main sponsors of the event and with 19 Member Companies being nominated as finalists, is naturally looking forward to the prestigious Gala Dinner Awards at Park Lane Hilton on 21st November.

A DAY TO REMEMBER

A DAY TO REMEMBER

Mid-afternoon, 30th September and as delegates departed Glaziers Hall opinions floated around the high ceilings. “Difficult to top” enthused one, “brilliant day” said another with some of the less euphoric adding, “good conference” and “really enjoyed that”.

GGF PLEASED WITH GLASSTEC

GGF PLEASED WITH GLASSTEC

The Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) was pleased with the success of Glasstec Dusseldorf last month.

GGF WRITES TO CHANCELLOR AHEAD OF AUTUMN STATEMENT

GGF WRITES TO CHANCELLOR AHEAD OF AUTUMN STATEMENT

The GGF has written in response to Chancellor George Osborne’s request for views on areas to include in his Autumn Statement.

GGF CONTACTS HUNDREDS OF MPS

GGF CONTACTS HUNDREDS OF MPS

The Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) has written to every Member of Parliament who represents a GGF Member in their constituency, to open dialogue and create awareness of the GGF’s campaigns ahead of the political parties’ manifestos for next year’s General Election.