The GGF runs over 100 specialist meetings and events throughout the year. As a member you can attend as many meetings across the year as you wish to ensure you have all the latest guidance relevant to your business. Whether it be as part of a specialist technical group, or attending the annual GGF Members Day, the GGF provides for companies of all shapes and sizes.
The GGF Technical Department provides expert advice and support to all GGF members. The team is actively involved in shaping the standards for the Glass and Glazing industry whilst developing and revising a range of publications to support the GGF community in their day to day activity.
The Technical Department’s expertise and guidance provided to members is a tangible saving to your business when it comes to on-site testing, inspections, calibration, product testing and expert witness services.
We understand the importance of providing the very best technical support and guidance to the GGF community and our team has unrivalled knowledge across the industry. Your company has access to a member hotline and a dedicated inbox to answer all of your technical queries, providing peace of mind and a reassurance to GGF members.
The GGF Technical Consultancy provides a range of services to companies across the industry. They include inspections, product testing, expert witness, on-site testing and calibration, all tailored to your requirements. The consultancy service is offered at vastly reduced rates to members, guaranteeing the GGF community receives the best value for money in the industry.
The GGF Advocacy department works on behalf of the GGF community to influence key government departments, senior civil servants and stakeholders for the betterment of the industry. We are constantly in touch with decision makers on the issues affecting our industry and how we can have a positive impact on the country reaching its Net Zero goals for 2050.
The department produces research papers and easy to understand marketing material for your company to use in discussions with customers as to why it is important you have the very best windows and doors installed in your home. The GGF acts as an important single voice for Members to raise concerns with local and national Government and the media.
The GGF Training Academy offers a variety of courses to GGF members, ranging from a quick 2-hour refresher to an NVQ. These courses are available either remotely or in person, depending on the course content, and at a discounted rate for members. By taking advantage of these opportunities, your company can stand out in the Glass & Glazing Industry.
One of GGF Training’s flagship projects is the Skilled Pathways Scheme. This program helps members recruit and train the next generation of talent, which is crucial for futureproofing businesses in the industry. The program takes between 18-24 months to complete and offers a mix of in-person and remote learning. GGF funds the training for each trainee up to a value of £4,000, making it an excellent investment for members.
Our expanding technical library that caters to the glass and glazing industry. Our collection of resources is divided into three categories: datasheets, good practice guides, and guidance for both trade and consumers. The datasheets provide industry-specific source documents that cover product details such as IGUS, Toughened, Laminated, Curved Glass, Window Film, Windows, Doors, and Hardware. Good Practice Guides offer installation standards and requirements for Windows, Doors & Conservatories. Lastly, our Guidance for Trade & Consumers explains essential topics like condensation, roller wave, anti-roscopy, and visual inspection.
GGF members have exclusive access to a library of technical datasheets, consumer guides and Members First newsletters providing you with the very latest news relevant to your business. In addition, the GGF Forum is a members only discussion board with the community openly able to interact with GGF staff and fellow members on the most recent topics affecting the sector.
The GGF brand and logo carries with it a level of gravitas that comes from decades of setting the standards across industry. Companies know that businesses who are part of the GGF community have chosen to make our industry the best it can be. Alongside that reputational support it provides your business is readily available marketing material to help your organisation across a number of different departments.
The GGF website provides Members with a wealth of information and useful resources, exclusive access to all GGF Guides, Data sheets, and Building Regulations & legislation advice.
The GGF website is home to the GGF interactive calendar, which keeps Members up to date on any GGF meetings, whilst the GGF community also has access to the GGF online Forum, which is a place for members to come together and share their knowledge.
The GGF values compliance and encourages its Members to operate at the highest possible standard, standing out from the rest. Members can seek help and guidance from our Health, Safety and Environment team on all operational matters. W
We are proud to announce the GGF’s ISO 14001 accreditation for an EMS, demonstrating our dedication to improving the environment and supporting our Members on environmental issues.
The GGF community has access to a multi material recycling scheme in place across England, Scotland and Wales. Any member wanting to have their old uPVC, aluminium and timber frames collecting, as well as your
post-consumer glass, can do so for free. A huge saving on skip hire and landfill costs, and in the case of aluminium, you’ll be paid a commission for it as well.
GGF Conciliation is a free, impartial and independent service whose aim is to act as a neutral arbiter to steer disagreements and negotiations towards an amicable conclusion, saving your company time and money in the process.
The Market Knowledge Report is an annual paper produced by the GGF Group that is free to all members. The report provides a level of insight into the industry over the past 12 months using its own internal data and selected external data sources.
Underlying trends are discussed as well as the outlook for the coming year ahead based on detailed analysis of industry performance with the intention of providing the GGF community with greater knowledge of what lies ahead for their business.
For any installers joining the GGF, you will receive a preferential, discounted rate on their IBGs when using Installsure as their IBG provider. In many cases, this annual saving covers the costs of your GGF membership.
Pulse Testing is an alternative to the mandatory installation of trickle vents. The 2022 update to the Building Regulations means vents have to be fitted on replacement windows and doors in the majority of cases. However, if you’re not making the room more airtight then you don’t need those extra vents.
GGF members receive a 25% discount on all Pulse Testing services, a significant saving and an alternative solution for your customers who are adamant they don’t want vents fitting on their brand new windows