All Frequently Asked Questions
There will undoubtedly be many questions that you need to be answered before signing up to be a GGF member. Below you will find an extensive list of reasons why the GGF could help your business become an industry leader. Can’t find an answer to your question? Why not call us instead on 0207 939 9101 and a member of our team will be happy to help.
What is the GGF?
The Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) is a trade association that represents companies who install over 60%, by Turnover, of all Glazing work. They work to raise standards within the industry. The GGF provides approved members with the support and knowledge they need to secure business in the glass and glazing industry. Homeowners who employ a GGF member to carry out work at their property can also be safe in the knowledge that they are able to invest in the very best that the industry has to offer.
What protection do I get from the GGF?
When a Domestic Consumer purchases their new windows and doors from a GGF member they know that they are being provided with immediate Deposit Protection through the GGF Fund. They also will know that additional support is available to them as they can take advantage of our FREE conciliation service in the unlikely event that they are left dissatisfied by the level of work completed by a GGF member. This aims to resolve any disputes that arise out of such matters in a satisfactory manner. Housing associations, councils and commercial organisations are also protected by our Consultancy and Expert Witness Service.
Why should I join the GGF?
GGF membership will be viewed by consumers as an endorsement to employ your company as it will mean that your business meets all industry standards to a high level, as well as offering them the confidence of independent support. It is ideal for those looking to increase the amount of leads and sales they receive. We can also keep you up to date with all advancements within glass and glazing so that you can stay ahead of your non-GGF registered competitors.
How do I find a GGF member in my area?
All those looking for a GGF member to make, supply or fit a glass-related product should choose their product of choice and enter the postcode of the relevant location into our ‘Find a GGF member’ search box.
How long has the GGF been going?
The Federation was formed in January 1977 by the amalgamation of a number of Glass related Trade Associations. Some of these had been in existence since the mid-Eighteenth Century.
Are all members credible businesses?
Most definitely. In order to become a member of the GGF, companies have to prove to us that the products and services they provide are of the upmost quality. Companies must have been trading for at least three years, be prepared to comply with our ‘Code of Good Practice’ and we visit their premises to ensure that all aspects of their business and their accounts are in good order. Even when membership is attained, we continually monitor their performance.
Where do I download documents that may be helpful to my business?
Our publications page is full of downloadable pdf’s designed to provide members with the very best technical advice. We also have documents detailing further reasons why GGF membership is such an essential selling-point.
Is the GGF a National company?
The GGF is a regional, national and international company. Over half of the installations performed in the UK are carried out by our members and we are widely recognised as being the world’s leading authority within the glass and glazing industry.