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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 URGES CHANCELLOR “BOOST OUR INDUSTRY”

GGF URGES CHANCELLOR “BOOST OUR INDUSTRY”

Ahead of next month’s Budget, the Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) has written to the Chancellor, George Osborne MP to outline GGF Members’ concerns on several issues that are affecting the Glass and Glazing industry.

GGF CALLS FOR “MEANINGFUL” INCENTIVES AND REVIEW OF ENERGY EFFICIENCY SCHEMES

GGF CALLS FOR “MEANINGFUL” INCENTIVES AND REVIEW OF ENERGY EFFICIENCY SCHEMES

The Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) has called for a review and overhaul of the Government’s energy efficient schemes following the latest Green Deal and ECO (Energy Company Obligation) statistics which show only 64 windows have been installed (under Green Deal) since the scheme started in 2013.

GGF BRIEFS MPS IN GREEN DEAL AND TRADING STANDARDS COMMONS DEBATE

GGF BRIEFS MPS IN GREEN DEAL AND TRADING STANDARDS COMMONS DEBATE

Following a number of complaints regarding Green Deal providers, Chloe Smith MP raised the issue in a debate in the House of Commons. Prior to the debate the Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) briefed Ms. Smith and other MPs on;

GGF “UK INFRASTRUCTURE NEEDS MORE FOCUS ON ENERGY EFFICIENCY”

GGF “UK INFRASTRUCTURE NEEDS MORE FOCUS ON ENERGY EFFICIENCY”

The Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) attended the UK Infrastructure Conference on the 3rd February at the Institute of Civil Engineers in Westminster and called for politicians and policy makers to put more emphasis on energy efficiency with regards to UK infrastructure construction projects.

GGF URGES COMPANIES TO “SHOW SUPPORT FOR NATIONAL APPRENTICESHIP WEEK”

GGF URGES COMPANIES TO “SHOW SUPPORT FOR NATIONAL APPRENTICESHIP WEEK”

The Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) is pleased to support the Government’s initiative “National Apprenticeship Week 2015” to show how apprenticeships benefit businesses in the sector. National Apprenticeship Week is supported by most in the construction industry and runs from Monday 9 - Friday 13 March and will include hundreds of events and activities across England and Wales. The GGF asks all companies in the Glass and Glazing Industry to show support for this unique event for all in the construction industry.

ROSEVIEW JOINS THE GGF

ROSEVIEW JOINS THE GGF

At the end of January, the Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) welcomed Roseview Windows into full GGF Membership with Brian Baker, GGF President, presenting Willie Kerr, Roseview’s Managing Director, their Membership Certificate at the first Joint Meeting of the Conservatory Association and Window and Door of 2015.

GGF INCREASES DEPOSIT PROTECTION TO CONSUMERS

GGF INCREASES DEPOSIT PROTECTION TO CONSUMERS

The Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) is pleased to announce that it has recently increased the amount of deposit cover to Members’ domestic customers.

GGF DELIGHTED WITH ONLINE PROGRESS

GGF DELIGHTED WITH ONLINE PROGRESS

The GGF expressed delight as the Federation’s online presence continues to grow at a considerable rate with January, showing a 25% increase in unique users and sessions against the same period in 2014.

GGF BIDS FAREWELL TO ALAN BARNARD

GGF BIDS FAREWELL TO ALAN BARNARD

The GGF said farewell to Alan Barnard, Conciliation Manager who decided to retire at the end of January after 26 years of loyal service.

GGF WELCOMES NEW VICE PRESIDENT

GGF WELCOMES NEW VICE PRESIDENT

The Glass and Glazing Federation is delighted to announce the appointment of Andrew Glover, Managing Director of West Yorkshire Windows as the GGF’s new Vice President.

SHADOW CHANCELLOR VISITS GGF MEMBER

SHADOW CHANCELLOR VISITS GGF MEMBER

The GGF’s strategy to engage with MPs who have GGF Members in their constituencies gathered pace recently when Anglian Home Improvements hosted a visit from the Rt. Hon. Ed Balls MP, Shadow Chancellor on 23rd January.

GGF SIGNS UP FOR G15 AWARDS

GGF SIGNS UP FOR G15 AWARDS

The GGF is pleased to announce that it will once again be sponsoring the G15 awards.

GGF SUPPORTS “WINNING BUSINESS – THE FUTURE OF SMART CITIES AND URBAN INNOVATION”

GGF SUPPORTS “WINNING BUSINESS – THE FUTURE OF SMART CITIES AND URBAN INNOVATION”

The Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) is pleased to support a new event, “Winning Business – The Future of Smart Cities and Urban Innovation” which takes place at Greater London Authority Headquarters (City Hall), The Queen's Walk, London, SE1 2AA Friday, 6 March 2015 from 8am to 8pmLondon, United Kingdom. The Mayor of London in partnership with UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) London are organising the one-day event which will enable companies to better understand the latest developments in the area of smart cities development and urban innovation.

GGF SIGNS UP FOR TRADING STANDARDS CONFERENCE

GGF SIGNS UP FOR TRADING STANDARDS CONFERENCE

The GGF for the third consecutive year has committed to supporting the Trading Standards Institute (TSI) Annual Conference and Exhibition, which this year will take place on 29th June to 2nd July at Bournemouth International Centre.

GGF RESPONDS TO GOVERNMENT ON ECO 2

GGF RESPONDS TO GOVERNMENT ON ECO 2

The GGF this week responded to the Department of Energy and Climate Change’s (DECC) Consultation on the extension plans for Energy Company Obligation (ECO) 2015-2017.

GREEN DEAL CONTINUES TO DISAPPOINT GGF

GREEN DEAL CONTINUES TO DISAPPOINT GGF

The GGF continues to be disappointed with slow progress of Green Deal and Energy Company Obligation (ECO) following this week’s release of the latest statistics which continue to show how the scheme is not working for the replacement window industry.

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 biennial 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.