The Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) represents companies who manufacture, supply or fit glass and glass related products in the UK as well as internationally. This includes companies both in the commercial and domestic sectors.
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The GGF acts as the voice of the glazing industry in both local and national politics helping to shape and influence legislation and policies. The GGF guides and protects consumers when buying glass or any glazing related products and services.
Government recognised, the GGF plays a significant role in the setting of new industry standards and regulations. The GGF represents over 60% of the home improvement industry by turnover and is often sought for its opinion by Government on Regulation and Consumer issues.
The GGF brand is recognised internationally as the leading industry authority and has an exceptional in-house technical team who help set the benchmark for technical standards within the industry. The GGF Federation helps promote industry best practice as well as having a hand in setting high technical standards in Glass.
GGF accredited companies’ produce and install all types of glazing including safety, fire and emergency glazing. GGF members provide every type of glazing and installation – no matter how specialised.
Great Consumer Protection
GGF also acts as a guide for customers (both trade and consumer) with expert technical advice as well as direction to its member companies.
The GGF protects homeowners against rogue traders and by choosing a GGF member company you will be covered by the GGF Conciliation Service and Customer Deposit Scheme which protects your deposit and installation.
Deposit Indemnity Scheme
Any deposit placed with a GGF member is protected through GGF’s independent Deposit Indemnity Scheme which safeguards deposits up to £12,500. This customer deposit scheme protects both your deposit and installation so you can have complete peace of mind.
Free Conciliation Service
The Conciliation Service is in place to resolve disputes between GGF member companies and customers. You can get in touch with this service if you feel a member company has failed to deliver GGF standards.
Why Choose A GGF Member?
The GGF can help you when looking for any replacement windows, doors or conservatories. It offers numerous benefits to consumers through its fully vetted members.
All members are required to work to the highest technical specifications, with all work being in compliance with current Building Regulations. You can have complete peace of mind knowing that every GGF member company provides high quality products, service, workmanship and value for money.
Fully Vetted Double Glazing Companies
When you choose a GGF accredited double glazing company you will benefit from the GGF’s strict regulations and vetting processes of its members.
All company members that supply, fit or install replacement windows and double glazing have been trading for a minimum of three years and are vetted to ensure a high quality of service.
The vetting process also includes a visit to the company’s premises, checking two years of their accounts as well as collecting trade and consumer references.
Customers also benefit from:
- Deposit protection through the Deposit Indemnity Scheme
- All company members are fully vetted
- All members must work to the GGF Code of Good Practice and Glazing Manual
- A Customer Charter which offers consumer advice on where to buy, what to buy, and the safeguarding of purchases.
- Free Conciliation Service
- Company members are regularly monitored and regulated
- All installations are compliant with current Building Regulations
- You will find key subsidiaries within the GGF such as FENSA and the BFRC