GGF COMPLETES THREE EVENTS IN MARCH TOUR

  • Posted 08/04/2011
GGF COMPLETES THREE EVENTS IN MARCH TOUR

The Glass & Glazing Federation has completed three exhibitions in March to reach thousands of professionals and homeowners keen to get the best glazing for their projects and homes. Thousands of enquiries were received with energy efficiency and consumer protection topping the queries raised to the GGF staff who were on hand to provide advice.

The Glass & Glazing Federation has completed three exhibitions in March to reach thousands of professionals and homeowners keen to get the best glazing for their projects and homes. Thousands of enquiries were received with energy efficiency and consumer protection topping the queries raised to the GGF staff who were on hand to provide advice.

The first event was the now key building industry event Ecobuild, which was held at ExCel in London’s Docklands. A quick dash home for staff for clean clothes and it was off to the Ideal Home Show at Earls Court, followed by a trip up the M1 to the Homebuilding & Renovating Show at the NEC.

An estimated 350,000 visitors attended the events which represent the very best shows of their type in the UK presently, attracting visitors that are committed to improving standards in buildings whether their own home or as professionals designing and building for others. The most frequently asked questions at Ecobuild predictably concerned energy efficiency whist Ideal Home visitors were particularly keen on consumer protection. Visitors at the NEC asked a range of questions including queries on energy efficiency, framing materials and legislation. Thousands of leaflets and brochures were given away, including 8,500 discount vouchers at The Ideal Home Show which offered up to £200 off a participating GGF member company’s conservatory.

“This has been the most exhausting time for our staff but also the most rewarding,” said Ian Chisholm, deputy Chief Executive of the GGF. “We have enjoyed meeting professionals and home owners face-to-face when we would usually only deal with them via telephone or email. Most of the questions were predictable although what was interesting was the emphasis on energy efficiency and performance expressed at Ecobuild and the Homebuilding shows, with consumer protection the interest of perhaps 70% of our visitors.”


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