Established as a family run business in 1991 Derw Glass Ltd is the leading West Wales unit manufacturer and glass processor.
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Innovative, reliable and widely respected, Hourglass is one of the UK’s leading glass manufacturers – and, over a seven-year partnership with warm-edge experts Edgetech, the firm’s market-leading products have gone from strength to strength.
A fully-automated Super Spacer line has allowed Hourglass to drastically streamline its manufacturing operation, and seen it become one of Edgetech’s biggest customers.
Founded in 1975, Hourglass began life making decorative glass. It expanded rapidly in the decades that followed, beginning to perform all its own bending, UV bonding, laminating, metal work and decorative finishes on-site, and completing work on projects as varied and prestigious as the Royal Barge, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Tower of London and F1 team McLaren’s Technology Centre.
Today, the Gloucester-based business is able to offer one of the widest selections of bespoke glass products in the country – thanks in part to cutting-edge Edgetech innovation, as Claire Miller, Marketing Director of Hourglass parent group Customade Group, explains:
“Hourglass has built its business on a commitment to constantly pushing the boundaries of glass technology – and Edgetech has played a vital role in helping us sustain that.
“Super Spacer’s outstanding performance ensures our glass units offer market-leading thermal efficiency and structural strength – while Edgetech’s automation technology has allowed us to maintain quality even as we’ve significantly increased the numbers of units we produce. It’s more important to us now than ever before as we plan to grow our glass sales dramatically over the next few years, so strong mutually supportive trading relationships are at the top of our agenda.
“We’ve enjoyed a good relationship with Edgetech over the past seven years and look forward to seeing how it develops in the months and years ahead.”
Chris Alderson, Edgetech Managing Director, commented: “Hourglass is a classic example of success through innovation. Just like the Customade Group as a whole, which has helped put lantern roofs and domestic aluminium windows on the map, Hourglass is a pioneer in its field, and it’s been a pleasure to watch them expand and develop over the last seven years.
“For us, it’s a massive vote of confidence in Super Spacer and the Edgetech brand. When we’re the spacer manufacturer of choice for such a progressive, growing company, we know we must be doing something right. Here’s to the next seven years!”
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Ridon Glass offer a full glazing service. We supply and fit double glazed replacement windows in Pvcu, Aluminium and Timber. We have a large stock of decorative mirrors and can supply and fit bespoke mirrors to gyms, offices etc. We also carry out double glazing repairs, misted units, hinges etc.
Glass and Glazing Company with staff experience of over 100 years.
Bespoke installation of Bathroom – Shower Enclosures and Mirrors.
New Windows and Doors – UPVc and Wooden.
Solar Control and Safety Films.
Safety Glass – Fire Glass – Decorative Glass.
Established in 1949, Ecoglass are an independent glass supplier in Norfolk, that has continued to grow and become a market leader in the manufacture and supply of insulating glass units, toughened glass, laminated glass and glass processing.
With over 60 years experience within the glass industry, we have continued to adapt to an ever changing marketplace and exacting customer requirements to ensure our customers receive only the highest quality products.
We manufacture in excess of 8,000 glass sealed units per week, including Pilkington obscure glass, decorative glass panels,
Investing in state of the art machinery has enabled us to supply our customers with the latest in glass technologies, such as, solar controlled glass, self cleaning glass which is perfect for conservatory windows and triple glazing.
This has enabled us to become a Premier Glass Supplier supplying applications such as UPVC conservatories, glass replacement and of course glass for windows, in Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, Essex and Hertfordshire.
Please take a look at our products page to find more information.
Using only the best high quality materials such as Pilkington and Saint Gobain we can ensure that our products are a leading brand within the glass industry.
Our dedicated and highly skilled workforce are committed to producing all of our glass products to an excellent quality for all our clients both large and small.
At Ecoglass our commitment to provide all of our customers with the highest possible glass products will always will be paramount to us. With years of experience we have always adapted our systems, procedures and processes to enable us to always manufacture top quality products.
High Performance Insulated Glass Units
Self Cleaning Glass
Leaded Glass Panels
Georgian Bar Designs
The GGF Technical team offers the support you need to help your business. Whether it’s a call for information and advice from a GGF Technical Officer, an update on a technical group or it’s a technical issue you feel the GGF should be raising to standards committees or at Government level, then feel free to contact the GGF Technical Team
David Borland – Senior Technical Officer
With over 40 years of experience in the industry, David is well placed to provide both practical and technical advice to members. Starting as an Apprentice Glazier in his early years, David moved into IGU production. A passion for product development seen him expand into other areas of glass production such as toughening, pre-processing, decorative glass and laminated glass. He was the Project Director for the planning, purchasing and commissioning of the World’s first Jumbo PVB Laminating line based in Glasgow.
A turn in direction seen David moving into fabrication and installation of aluminium windows and doors, both commercial and domestic. The addition of uPVC windows and Doors was a natural progression.
Latterly, his experience and knowledge offered opportunities to move to and work in the Middle East, India and Malaysia.
Since joining the GGF, David has proven to be an asset to the team, culminating in his recent promotion to Senior Technical Officer heading the Home Improvement section of the GGF.
Secretary & Technical Support for:
Home Improvement Executive
Insulated Glass Manufacturers Group
Glazing Components Group
Technical Support for:
Heritage Window Group
Regional Manager for:
Republic of Ireland
GGF Representative for:
BSI Working Group B/538
BSI Working Group B/208
BSI Working Group B/209
CEN Technical Committee 33
Glass for Europe
Ben Wallace – Senior Technical Officer & Consultancy Manager
After leaving the military, Ben worked for a UPVC Manufacturer as a technical advisor to the trade. Upon joining the GGF in 2012 as a trainee Technical Officer, he carried out a two-year training programme to become a full Technical Officer after shadowing some of the industry’s leading experts. Since then Ben has been involved in all elements of the glazing industry and worked on some extremely high profile glazing projects internationally.
In 2015 Ben took over the Consultancy Department and has turned this into a valuable asset for the federation. To assist with this, in 2018 Ben undertook an Expert Witness course through Bond Solon Law School and Cardiff University. In regards to Consultancy, Ben will undertake site inspections in most commercial glazing installations and is the only GGF Calibration Officer specialising in Heat Soak Oven Calibration in accordance with EN 14179 and Impact Rig calibrations in accordance with EN12600.
More recently Ben has been promoted to a Senior Technical Officer heading up the Glazing Executive side of the Federation.
Secretary & Technical Officer for: –
Safety & Security Group
Technical support for: –
Kent, Surrey & Sussex
GGF Representative for: –
BSI Working Group B/520
CEN TC129 Working Group 2
CEN TC129 Working Group 4
CEN TC129 Working Group 13
Steve Chappell – Technical Officer
With over 20 years’ experience in the glass industry in technical and commercial roles Steve started out as a Technical Advisor for a major UK glass company providing design advice and technical support on all aspects of glass and glazing. Delivering a technical consultancy service in-house to branches and their customers nationwide, to design professionals, the industry and the general public. From answering the question ‘What glass specification do I need here?’ to keeping the designer, specifier, processor and installer abreast of the latest technical developments, installation procedures, changing legislation and national standards.
More latterly, prior to joining the GGF, Steve was in a technical-commercial role involved in the design, specification and supply of architectural and structural glass projects, specialising in point fixed glazing systems from design inception through to specification with supporting calculations utilising finite element software packages.
Along with his general duties Steve deals with most Structural Calculations for members and the architectural sector using MEPLA software.
Secretary & Technical Officer for: –
Curved Glass Group
Fire Resistant Glass Group
Window Film Group
Curved Glass Group
Modified Glass Group
Technical Officer for: –
West of England Region
GGF Representative for: –
Construction Products Association
Fire Sector Federation
Kevin Jones – Technical Officer
Kevin has nearly 20 years’ experience within the fenestration industry covering many aspects of PVC u windows and doors including estimating, fabrication, installation and extrusion.
His most recent role was as the Standards, Accreditation and Quality manager for one of the largest PVC u window system houses in the UK. Working closely with the system house design team Kevin was a key part of the new product launch team, where his passion for new products and technologies was valued by the wider team.
The role also allowed Kevin to gain significant experience of product standards and testing which developed skills that he hopes will be of value to GGF members.
Kevin has worked closely with industry certification schemes such as Secured By Design, BBA and the British Standards Kitemarks and is well placed to assist with any product certification queries our members might have. He has worked with category 1 national house builders and the NHBC and has a good knowledge of new build specifications, British Standards and Building Regulations.
Secretary & Technical Officer for: –
Windows & Doors Group
Technical Officer for: –
North West & North Wales Region
North East & Yorkshire Region
GGF Representative for: –
Centre for Window & Cladding Technology
British Plastics Federation
Fenestration Relevant Authority
Door & Hardware Federation
Petra Akinsiku – Conciliation Officer
Svetlana Stsepak – Technical Administrator
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Click here to see our GGF Technical Team organisational chart outlining the technical areas of expertise and responsibility for each member of the technical team.
The GGF is pleased to announce that David Borland has joined the Federation as Technical Officer.
From a career which started in the family glazing business, David is a seasoned professional of the Glass & Window Industry. With almost 40 years’ experience in Production, Operations & Technical management in most areas of the trade including IGUs, Toughened Glass, Laminated Glass, Digital Printing, Decorative Glass, Aluminium & uPVC doors and windows.
David’s experience and knowledge has latterly seen him working as Technical Manager for Emirates Glass in both Dubai and subsequently in India, as well as an 18 month spell in Malaysia as Production Director for DDG Glass.
Throughout his career he has had a strong involvement with Production Improvement and Quality Control which has also brought with it an extremely broad knowledge of the industry. His grass roots knowledge coupled with a strong technical background should prove to be a great asset to the GGF’s Technical Department.
On accepting his new role David commented, “I am delighted to join the GGF at a time when our industry faces many technical challenges. I am very much looking forward to working with GGF Members and helping advise them on key technical issues affecting our industry.”
Steve Rice, Director of Technical Affairs added, “I am very pleased that David has joined the GGF Technical department. His wealth of expertise and knowledge will be of great value to the GGF and our Membership.”
Insulated glass unit manufacturers.
The Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) welcomed four companies into Membership at the Joint Conservatory Association and Window and Door Group Meeting at Solihull on 29th October.
The new Members are:
AluK – https://www.aluk.co.uk/
AluK is a leader in the design and manufacture of aluminium window, door and curtain walling systems based in Newport, Wales.
Rodda and Hocking – www.conservatoriesincornwall.com
Rodda and Hocking are leading suppliers and installers of windows, doors, conservatories and orangeries in Cornwall and throughout the south west.
Regalead – www.regalead.co.uk
Operating from Manchester, Regalead is a market leader in decorative glass components and supplies to the window, door, glass processing and kitchen furniture industries worldwide.
Profine UK – www.profine-group.com
Profine UK, a member of the international Profine Group, is a Lichfield-based company that produces PVC profiles for windows and residential doors, shutter systems and PVC sheets under the Kommerling brand.
Brian McDonald, Commercial Manager at Profine UK, commented: “We are pleased to join the GGF as it is the voice of the glass and glazing industry in the UK. The Profine Group look forward to working with the organisation to the benefit of the fenestration industry.”
The GGF’s Director of Home Improvement, Brian Smith, extended a warm welcome to the new Members, commenting:
“More and more companies are joining the GGF because of our experience, credibility and unrivalled technical expertise, and we are delighted to welcome AluK, Rodda and Hocking, Regalead and Profine UK into Membership”
If you are interested in joining the industry’s leading trade body, why not contact us and find out how being a Member could benefit your business. Visit https://www.ggf.org.uk/join
The Welsh Government has published Consultation Documents in regard to the revision of both Approved Documents L & F – Existing Dwellings & non-Domestic, although there is further documentation to follow on non-Domestic.
The GGF Technical department has quickly reviewed the 6 documents within the Consultation and will provide more detailed information to the Members once the documents have been fully received and reviewed.
Here is a summary of the proposals the GGF Technical team has identified so far.
Approved Documents L and F timelines
Energy Ratings and U Values
Approved Document L : Dwellings (New, replacement or enlarged windows and doors) The proposed changes detailed in Table 10.1 of the proposal include window and door U value reduction to 1.4 down from the current 1.6, and WER B down from the current WER C. The DSER value has yet to be proposed.
Decorative furniture in glass can still be disregarded when calculating U values or energy ratings.
Approved Document F : Existing dwellings. Proposals include the introduction of Table 3.1 that shows that works will be allocated one of two classifications, minor or major.
Changing less than 30% of the total existing windows is classified as minor, more than 30% is classified as major.
Diagram 3.1 allows for a calculation of the overall works and gives a category rating of either A, B or C.
There are further guidance notes for dwellings with mechanical extract and mechanical supply and extract included in 3.14 of AD F1 (proposed)
Members can download these documents for their own review using the following link https://gov.wales/building-regulations-part-l-and-f-review-stage-2a
Following reported confusion in the Glass & Glazing industry last week around the issue of whether or not companies can work in domestic properties, it was incumbent on the GGF as the industry’s leading trade body to contact Government with some of the key questions raised by GGF Members.
Throughout the COVD-19 crisis the GGF has always been strictly aligned to the Government Guidance and Public Health England (PHE) Guidelines. These guidelines were published on the GGF website on 8 April and cited in numerous subsequent GGF articles which included a direct link through to the Government web page on Social Distancing Guidance which can be read here.
The GGF has been in correspondence with Government since the start of the lockdown and has been careful to convey an accurate and credible position based on the information received from Government. In addition, the GGF has also been careful not to get embroiled in speculation and interpretations, which have led to unfounded rumours and misinformation causing reported confusion within the industry. These are serious issues and poor advice could in the worst case lead to loss of life and companies potentially facing very difficult legal positions.
The GGF position remains, as it has been since the outbreak of COVID-19 and that is; that companies must follow Government and Public Health England (PHE) Guidance on working in construction and in people’s homes and if working in Scotland, Northern Ireland or Wales to follow devolved Governments’ guidance, before taking any decision to carry out installation, repair or maintenance work.
In the last few days, the GGF has sought and gained further clarity from the Government Department of Business Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and reiterates that companies must follow the latest Government guidance.
Note: Essential can be defined as; work required on a building where the occupants’ health and safety could be at risk. For example, this could be a damaged window or door, or a window or door that may be beyond repair and require replacement.
In relation to any essential work involved in a dwelling, this should only be carried out with the prior willing agreement of the occupants/owners.
The GGF asks that all companies refer to the Government guidelines in conjunction with the above clarification, prior to taking the responsible decision to undertake work or not.
The GGF emphasizes that health & safety comes first and that prior to making any decision, it is advised that all companies undertake a proper health and safety risk assessment for each individual job. The GGF published guidance on health and safety risk assessments on 7 April, you can read this here.
In addition the GGF urges all companies, prior to undertaking any work, to check with their insurers that they are covered for Public Health and Health and Safety Employer liability.
The GGF also advises that if work is undertaken, that companies must ensure their employees have suitable PPE as outlined in the Government Guidance.
At present, there is no set date for when the Social Distancing guidelines will change or will be eased. The GGF will continue to update Members and the industry as and when information from Government is received. It is in anticipated that there will be further Government announcements this week on Social Distancing in the workplace.
To see all the COVID-19 updates on the GGF website please visit: https://www.ggf.org.uk/category/covid-19/
Thursday the 26th of September 2019, was a very special and memorable occasion for Stephen and Karen Byers as they took centre stage at GGF Members’ Day in Hilton Olympia, to receive an award from GGF President, John Agnew for their outstanding contribution to the glass and glazing industry.
As founders and owners of RITEC, Stephen and Karen’s story and their journey through the industry is the stuff of industry legend.
In 1981, Stephen (a chemist from Texas) and Karen (a Danish businesswoman) combined forces to investigate the potential for low-maintenance glass. They subsequently acquired rights to new technology for glass surface protection. Extensive research and improvements to the original formula followed, and the technology was branded ‘ClearShield’.
In 1987, the couple formed RITEC International Ltd and in the last three decades, the company has developed the market for glass surface protection in the flat glass industry, effectively leading the industry and gaining vast field experience to develop their high-quality technology. –
RITEC’s ClearShield ‘non-stick’ glass has gained wide recognition and acceptance in the processing of glass as the industry and end-users of glass have become increasingly aware of the need to protect glass so that it keeps its promise of clarity, visibility and cleanliness over time.
Today, hundreds of glass processors and fabricators worldwide enjoy the benefits of RITEC’s multi-award winning products and wide range of applications including architectural, decorative, shower enclosure, marine, railway and residential glass.
Committed to product development and innovation, RITEC has not only built on its expertise for the protection of glass but also developed a fully integrated system for the renovation, protection and maintenance of glass. Their contribution to the industry is truly outstanding.
On receiving the GGF award, Stephen commented, “It’s a great honour and wonderful to be recognised by our peers for the work we’ve done for almost 40 years. The journey hasn’t always been smooth but our longevity and continuous development have been down to hard work and a deep-rooted belief in the quality of our products. We are continuing to develop and innovate, so the journey hasn’t ended yet. I’d like to thank all who have supported Karen and me over the years and also my thanks to the GGF. It’s a great organisation and one we’re proud to be Members of. Receiving the award on Members’ Day was very special and will live in our memories forever.”
t Beaumont Rose Glazing we take pride in the services that we offer and work with clients to achieve solutions to their glazing needs. This results in a personal, yet professional service that is individual to each client.
Our Staff have had over 150 years combined experience in the glazing business that you, as our client, will directly benefit from. This experience has been obtained whilst working for many prestigious and Blue Chip companies. The fact that we continue to regularly work for these clients is testament of the quality of our service.
At Beaumont Rose Glazing we have distinguished ourselves not only through the quality of our general glazing ability but through our proficiency in completing complex and unique glazing to a very high standard. As a result, our Staff have not only obtained a wealth of knowledge and experience in general glazing but have also developed an expertise in specialist glazing areas.
We value all of our clients and not only offer a fast and efficient glass and glazing service, but also a service that is personal, professional and competitively priced.
We offer a list of products and services that will satisfy any glazing need whether commercial, domestic, functional or decorative.
Cheshire Bespoke Glass & Doors Limited manufacture and supply bespoke, handcrafted glass doors, premium timber doors & more. Its expert craftsmen have being designing & creating modern, unique glazing solutions for over 10 years, with all products made-to-measure and constructed from the highest quality materials.
Contra Vision Supplies Limited products transform glass into opportunities for advertising, branding, one-way privacy, solar shading and decorative architectural features, while retaining excellent see-through from the other side.
LiSEC UK & Ireland Limited has been producing glass processing machines for over 50 years, offering innovative single and system solutions in the field of flat glass processing and refining.
Improvement House Limited t/a Bifolding Door Factory is an approved fabricator of Smarts, Schuco, Evolution and Warmcore bifold doors. Manufacture, survey and installation are all completed by its professional team, with surveyors available to offer design options and survey tips for those wishing to purchase their doors supply only.
Enercon Industries Limited is a world-leading supplier of induction cap sealing and surface treatment technology across the globe. It is the principal provider of induction foil sealing systems with large and small installations on every continent.
Vogue Glass Limited specialises in modern glass installations including glass balustrade, glass structures, glass partitions. glass screens/doors, shower screens/enclosures, painted glass and many different mirror finishes.
Independent Building Advisory Service NI t/a IBASNI has over 45 years experience in the construction industry and is highly qualified to evaluate property queries and find an engineered solution – property surveys, tailored reports, damp detection and construction advice.
Refresh PR Limited creates and delivers bespoke PR programmes, from national consumer campaigns focusing on glossy magazines, newspapers, TV or radio, to regional PR projects and strategies targeting a core section of niche titles in the trade sector.
GGF Membership consists of companies from all glass and glazing sectors and we welcome all types of companies including those that are suppliers to the industry.
CENSolutions celebrates 10 years in business this year, and while they are widely recognised as the leading consultancy and test facility for the window, door and glazing industries, they have no desire to rest on their laurels.
. Instead the company is continuously extending its scope. One of the things they are increasingly asked about is the recently amended PAS24:12 regulations and how companies can comply in order to keep selling Secured by Design.
Wayne Rogerson, Joint Managing Director explains: “PAS24:12 came into effect in September 2013, so if you wish to continue selling Secured by Design to the consumer, you should already be up to speed. The standard calls for all glazed doors and windows which have a non-locking handle to have at least one leaf of glass that achieves a P1A classification. Our research has found that this glass needs to be at least 6.8mm laminated. With regards to P1A, this is a classification within EN 356:200 for a drop height of 1500mm. In fairness 6.8mm laminated achieves P2A, which is a drop height of 3000mm, sadly there is no classification for 6.4mm laminated: It is classed as a safety glass.
“There was a great deal of confusion since the changes were announced and judging by the enquiries we have experienced, this is still the case nine months later. We appreciate that changing standards can be confusing, but compliance will make the difference between being able to use Secured by Design in your marketing or not. By checking that your supply chain is offering 6.8mm laminated glass as standard, you can make sure that you are covered.”
As a supplier, Decorative Door Products by RegaLead was one of the first to take advantage of CENSolutions’ expertise to ensure their customers were prepared for the changes in good time for the deadline. Guy Hubble, Joint Managing Director explains: “As a specialist in a niche sector of the market we strive to lead the way in advancing specification within it. We have been offering 6.8mm as standard on laminates certified to P1A since August last year. As an integral part of the supply chain, it’s important to us to understand the changing legislation to ensure the correct specification of units to our customers. CENSolutions has played a key role, providing invaluable advice and guidance at every step.”
Adhesive Backed Polymeric Window Film (known as Window Film)
Adhesive backed polymeric window film is a high clarity polyester film that has been design for application to glass to improve its performance.
It is a glass treatment that can be professionally applied either in the factory to new glass or insitu to existing windows, glass doors and partitions.
The correct application of film onto glass can upgrade the original glazing to meet the requirements of Building Regulations, Health & Safety Regulations as well as British and European Standards.
When applied this type of film will transform an ordinary annealed glass into a safety glass that can be classified by EN 12600.
This type of film can enhance the performance of glass with respect to:
Resistance to manual attack;
Resistance to explosive pressure;
Resistance to ballistic attack spall reduction
When applied this type of film will modify the spectrophotometric properties of the glass. These films can be coloured and/or highly reflective. and/or low emissivity.
When applied this type of film will reduce the thermal transmittance (u value) of the glass.
Special Ultra Violet Reducing film;
RFI/EMF Shielding Film;
Anti Graffiti Film
Adhesive backed polymeric film should comply, in the future, with prEN 15752-1.
The GGF has partnered with Total Support Training to offer a developing range of training opportunities to help improve the specialist skills and knowledge of those working in the fenestration industry. All GGF Training courses are open to all companies and individuals in the industry but GGF Members receive preferential discounted rates. (If you are not yet a GGF Member you can apply to join here. Fees start from just £330 per year)
Regardless of your experience, GGF Training understands the constant changes affecting the sector and the shifting skills of operatives as roles change and develop. That’s why we have partnered with Total Support Training who have the experience and resources to truly deliver the solutions for your training needs.
Successful completion of GGF Training courses will not only help you gain know-how but also provide the training qualifications and GGF Training certification. In addition, you can also train for other qualifications to help gain a CSCS card (Construction Skills Certification Scheme). This scheme verifies that all workers on CSCS regulated construction sites have the necessary training and qualifications for the work they are doing as well as providing these individuals with a form of identification on site.
GGF Training with Total Support Training now offer short courses, NVQ courses and bespoke training. GGF Training plans to add more courses and qualifications and welcome suggestions from Members. In addition if you are a GGF Member and are interested in becoming a trainer then please email email@example.com
Find out about courses, qualifications and training bookings here
Or for an informal discussion on GGF Training courses please contact our team:
Telephone: 020 3026 4165
Carrying out a Risk Assessment
Health and Safety Awareness
Introduction to Fenestration Surveying
Introduction to PPE & Safe Working practice
Level 1 Construction Health and Safety (for Labouring CSCS card)
Level 1 Window and Door Installation (5 day course with practical)
Safe Working at Heights
Understanding Building Regulations
Asbestos Awareness (Refresher)
Basic Fenestration Installation (Refresher)
Basic Fenestration Surveying (Refresher)
Correct use of Glazing packers in uPVC & Aluminium
Health and Safety Awareness (Refresher)
Manual Handling (Refresher)
Safe Site Work
Safe Working at Heights (Refresher)
Transportation and Racking
Understanding Building Regulations (Refresher)
Writing a Risk Assessment (Refresher)
Level 1 Construction Health and Safety (inc. Test & CSCS card)
Level 1 Window and Door Installation (5-day course with practical)
NVQ in Associated Industrial Services Occupations (Construction) Level 2
NVQ in Cladding (Construction) Level 2
NVQ in Curtain Wall Installation Level 2
NVQ in Decorative Finishing and Industrial Painting Occupations Level 2
NVQ in Domestic Fascia, Soffit and Bargeboard Installation Level 2
NVQ in Fabrication of Glass Supporting Structures Level 2
NVQ in Fenestration Installation Level 2
NVQ in Glass Processing Level 2
NVQ in Glass Related Occupations (Construction) Level 2
NVQ in Glazing Level 2
NVQ in Installation of Photovoltaic Panels Level 2
NVQ in Plastering (Construction) Level 2
NVQ in Trowel Occupations (Construction) Level 2â€‹
NVQ in Wood Occupations (Construction) Level 2
NVQ in Cladding Occupations (Construction) Level 3
NVQ in Combined Surveying and Installation of Windows and Doors or Conservatories Level 3
NVQ in Decorative Finishing – Painting And Decorating Level 3
NVQ in Fabrication of Glass Supporting Structures Level 3
NVQ in Fenestration Installation Level 3
NVQ in Fenestration Surveying Level 3
NVQ in Glass Processing Level 3
NVQ in Glazing Level 3
NVQ in Occupational Work Supervision (Construction) Level 3
NVQ in Plastering (Construction) Level 3
NVQ in Trowel Occupations (Construction) Level 3
NVQ in Wood Occupations (Construction) Level 3
NVQ in Construction Site Supervision Level 4
NVQ in Occupational Leadership in a Glass or Glass Related Working Environment Level 4
NVQ in Construction Site Management (Construction) Level 6
NVQ in Construction Senior Management Level 7
NVQ in Fenestration Installation Level 2 (Competency Update)
NVQ in Fenestration Installation Level 3 (Competency Update)
NVQ in Fenestration Surveying Level 3 (Competency Update)
NVQ in Fenestration Surveying and Installation Level 3 (Competency Update)
The GGF was pleased to be involved with 2017 Fire Door Safety Week, with FRGG chairman Stephen Bond presenting on fire resistant glazing at the campaign’s Fire Door Safety seminar
The Fire Door Safety Week campaign, run by BWF Certifire, took place from 25 September to 1 October this year and the GGF was present at a special Fire Door Safety seminar held at The Build Centre in London on 28 September.
Stephen Bond of Pilkington United Kingdom Limited, chairman of the Fire Resistant Glazing Group (FRGG), gave an informative presentation about getting fire resistant glazing right. The key topics covered followed the consistent theme of Fire Door Safety Week including component performance, specification, compatibility, traceability, and certification.
Best practice for fire resistant glazing was discussed in detail to ensure that the correct glass, glazing seals, glazing beads, fixings and frame were fully compatible under the required fire conditions. Further details can be found in the GGF Guide to Best Practice in the Specification and Use of Fire-Resistant Glazed Systems with some printed copies being available to those attending.
Stephen explained the different performance benefits of integrity and insulated fire resistant glazing and illustrated examples with video clips, one of which can be viewed on the GGF website. The full range of smoke control, heat insulation and integrity performances are available to ensure the correct protection can be provided for people and property. Fire Door Safety Week also gave those attending time to ask questions about regulatory requirements and product performance. These ranged from escape corridor requirements to the performance of non-fire rated glass types.
With over 25 years worth of experience in the traditional leaded light industry, we developed Touchstone Insulead glazing system (Patented) to specifically overcome the problem of double glazing windows in a heritage building situation. No modification to the existing fabric of the building is required as the Insulead glazing fits where the original was located, and is made using only traditional materials.
Directly glazed into the original stonework
An appearance virtually identical to the original
Touchstone Steelyte opening casements are uniquely designed and constructed from Stainless Steel. Thermally broken and fully weather stripped, they take a full 28mm unit. They combine the narrowest of sight lines with security, durability and elegance. The steel is all but immune from corrosion. Whilst powder coated for the heritage market openers can be supplied polished for modern building applications.
Stainless steel and effectively maintenance free
Due to Touchstone Insulead’s unique ability to take any thickness of unit (28mm standard) it is possible to incorporate specialised glass for the purposes of security, UV filtration, energy conservation and sound inhibition all whilst maintaining a traditional appearance. It is even possible to use the original glazing either within the double glazing or mounted in front or behind as a decorative screen.
Extensive range of glazing options including original
Shapes and out of square windows easily accommodated
Touchstone Insulead has been specifically designed for double glazed units. It is fully drained and thermally broken. In the unlikely event of water ingress through, for example stone porosity, the inbuilt drainage channels allow the water to exit to the outside via weep holes. Combined with warm edge spacer bar technology the highest level of insulation is possible.
Fully drained and thermally broken
Thermoseal Group is dedicated to the insulated glass manufacturing industry. With over 30 years’ experience supplying to sealed unit manufacturers and window installers, the Group focuses on innovation and developing its products and service to meet the changing requirements of the industry.
Dedicated to manufacturing British products:
Thermoseal Group is the only British manufacturer of a range of warm edge spacer including both flexible and rigid, as well as producing compatible fittings in house through an injection moulding department. The Group also produces a range if Georgian fittings and Perma Led adhesive lead strip in-house.
Dedicated to offering a wide range of Insulated Glass products:
Thermoseal Group is the complete supplier for insulated glass unit manufacturers, and offers a comprehensive range of components and machinery.
Dedicated to quality and future proofing products:
Thermoseal Group is the only insulated glass component supplier in the UK who has invested heavily in an Innovation Centre run by material specialists with the most up to date equipment for ongoing testing, research, and development.
Dedicated to customer service:
Thermoseal Group offers a personal service and each customer is allocated a knowledgeable and experienced area sales manager who is always happy to discuss account requirements.
Dedicated to staff:
Thermoseal Group has been Investors in People Accredited for over 10 years, with each member of staff being given a personal training plan. There are staff members who have been with Thermoseal Group for over 30 years.
Dedicated to being leaders:
The Group is an active member of both the GGF and the Bundesverband Flachglas, and works to represent the views of insulated Glass manufacturers. With dedicated UK teams across the country, an export manager working in Europe and agents and distributors supplying products globally, Thermoseal Group is well placed to move the insulated glass industry forward.
We are glass suppliers and carry out all aspects of glazing including window installation, aluminium and UPVC. Glass screens, balustrades, window repairs including replacement double glazed units, window and door handles/locks and hinges.
We also supply and fit mirrors. We can provide a window filming service which includes sola reflective film, safety film and decorative film(fenestration).
We have contracts with local authorities, city councils (Liverpool, Knowsley, Halton, Chester and Sefton), community colleges, universities, asda, MOD, Costa Coffee, Merseyside Police and many schools. We have also carried out contracts for many English heritage sites including Osborne House Isle of Wight, St Georges Hall Liverpool and Walker Art Gallery Liverpool
All employee’s of the company are CSCS card holders, CRB checked, first aiders and licensed for use of cherry pickers/scissor lift.
We are fully trained in use of tower scaffold and fully competent in all aspects of H&S.
We have been an established limited company since 1982.
Partition Graphics specialises in graphics and film on glass, specifically for office interiors and refurbishments. We work closely with designers, architects and end users. We supply a full range of solar control, privacy, security and view control films
and offer over 15 years experiance.
Atkinson’s of Portchester is a family run business with over 40 years experience in the glass trade. Our qualified tradesmen carry out a wide range of commercial and domestic glazing and repairs both large and small. Glass can be polished and drilled on site for shelves and cabinet doors etc. Kitchen splashbacks can be supplied in a large range of colours and custom made to size. There are three mirror showrooms with a large selection of decorative framed and unframed mirrors in a range of sizes. We also supply and fit larger mirrors for gyms and dance studios.
A total of 37 companies have been continuous Members of the Glass and Glazing Federation from its founding in 1977 right through to 2017. The GGF thanks its lifelong Members and all GGF Members for helping make it the glass and glazing industry’s leading trade body in the UK.
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The Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) is the main representative organisation for companies involved in all aspects of the manufacture of flat glass and products and services for all types of glazing, in commercial and domestic sectors.
40 Rushworth Street,
London, SE1 0RB
+44 (0)207 939 9100