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The GGF’s Impact at the Conservative Party Conference 2011 

Wednesday, November 9, 2011 1:34:00 PM

 

Nigel PortraitThe Glass and Glazing Federation emerged positive from meetings and discussions at the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester this week with Nigel Rees, GGF Chief Executive, commenting,   “The concerns and frustrations of our members were aired in several face to face meetings with the ministers from the key government departments and backbenchers. It was very worthwhile exercise”  The GGF directly asked Government the key questions on Green Deal to ensure the industry gets equal and fair consideration to enable glass and glazing companies to grow their businesses through the Government’s flagship initiative.

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GGF to Hold Green Deal Debate 

Wednesday, November 9, 2011 1:28:00 PM

 

GGF Green deal debateThe Glass and Glazing Federation has announced it will be holding a full blown Green Deal Debate on November 17th in the Midlands, to allow all members the opportunity to discuss the contentious areas of Green Deal.  Since the concept was first aired the Green Deal has been full of unanswered questions and contentious issues. Throughout the last 18 months, the GGF has been doing its best to inform and update members on all the Green Deal news as it happens.

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Cantifix project Sylvan Glade features on C4’s Grand Designs! October 2011 

Wednesday, November 9, 2011 9:11:00 AM

 

Pat Gwynnette - Clearview EditorCantifix project Sylvan Glade, the first contemporary villa in Keston Park; and the first building of any kind in the UK to use Heat Mirror Film extensively; was featured on the new series of Channel 4 show, Grand Designs!  The show was aired on 21st September 2011, and gave a fascinating insight into the demolition of Paul and Penny Denby’s 1950s home -  where they had lived for 19 years -through the complications of planning, right up to the completion of this stunning, serene family villa.

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BI-FOLDING SUPPORT KITS 

Tuesday, November 8, 2011 12:41:00 PM

Bi-SpanAs bi-folding doors and larger openings continue to be specified in modern conservatories and glazed extensions, Prefix Systems have launched Bi-span, the industry’s first universal support kit. This has been engineered for the vast majority of conservatory roof systems, including Eurocell, Synseal, Ultraframe and Wendland. The first generation eaves beams in conservatories were not designed to cater for such applications and the newer beefed up sections add significant extra cost in areas that don’t need additional structural support.

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Window company failure rate increases  

Monday, November 7, 2011 2:56:00 PM

 

 

David LewisA difficult year in the window industry has taken its toll, with further consolidation and economic factors contributing to realignment among fabricators and installers, claims Insight Data.  “The number of window and conservatory companies changing their details, moving or closing their doors is at the highest ever level,” says Insight’s Data Analyst, David Lewis.

 

 

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Green Energy: AECB Demands Value for Money  

Friday, November 4, 2011 1:32:00 PM

 

Pat Gwynnette - Clearview EditorThe AECB, the sustainable building association, has called on the Government to stop wasting billions of consumers' and taxpayers' money on a 'green energy' strategy that it says delivers neither value for money nor energy security. Instea  AECB says it should focus on the cheap and even free green alternatives that are being ignored or sidelined.

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SOLAR FiT CUT – NO NEED TO PANIC, SAYS EOS  

Friday, November 4, 2011 1:15:00 PM

 

Pat Gwynnette - Clearview EditorFollowing the recent announcement by the DECC that the Feed in Tariff (FiT) on Solar PV installations is to be reduced from 43.3p/kWh to 21p p/kWh, Gary Summers, Chief Executive Officer of the Alumet Group (incorporating EOS Energy) urged consumers not to panic.  After the DECC announcement, Summers - well known for lifting awards in his trademark green jacket -  announced that his company would guarantee that any orders placed by November 11th 2011 would be installed before the new cut-off date.

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‘Cut Don’t Kill’ campaign aims to fight FiT cuts 

Friday, November 4, 2011 12:52:00 PM

 

Pat Gwynnette - Clearview EditorThe ‘Cut Don’t Kill’ campaign, launched last month at Solar Power UK 2011, has warned that the proposed 52% cut to the UK feed-in tariff could “kill the UK solar industry stone dead” – jeopardising the future of 4,000 companies and 25,000 jobs.   Howard Johns, of the ‘Cut Don’t Kill’ campaign said, “Such deep cuts to the tariff would kill the UK solar industry stone dead. 

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