The Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) was formed in 1977 by the four main trade associations in the glass and glazing sectors. Today it remains the industry’s leading trade body and is one of the most influential organisations in the entire construction sector.
The GGF represents companies who manufacture, supply and/or install glass and glazing products in the UK and internationally. With an unrivalled technical resource, GGF experts sit on British, European and International technical standards committees that shape and set the industry’s standards.
As the voice of the industry to local and national governments, the GGF is constantly involved with many Government departments and parliamentary groups on issues including; changes to building regulations, fire safety, health and safety, promotion of energy efficiency and the shortage of skills and training in the industry.
Meeting Government departments allows the GGF to regularly cascade key information regarding any changes to policy, legislation and regulation directly to its membership – giving companies the time and knowledge to help them make any adjustments to their businesses, to make sure they stay ahead in the market place.
The GGF’s provides a range of benefits and services including; guidance and support on technical and health and safety issues as well as an exclusive and comprehensive support package for consumer facing companies. This includes;
- listing on the award winning consumer website myglazing.com which has attracted over one million homeowners seeking glazing advice
- Unlimited use of the GGF Conciliation scheme which helps resolve issues between companies and consumers
- Consumer deposit protection of up to £12,500 or 50% of the cost of the total job (whichever is the lesser)
- Use of the Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) scheme approval logo, the CTSI is a close partner of the GGF and its Consumer Code Approval Scheme approved the GGF Consumer Code of Practice in 2015.
The GGF is also extremely proactive in marketing and PR both online via its, websites, digital newsletters and magazines and offline via events, meetings, exhibitions and seminars.
With the brand attracting over 400,000 users per year online, as well as appearing in over 700 print articles per annum in the consumer, trade, political and mainstream media. The collective audience reach per year of the GGF and MyGlazing.com brands is estimated at over 75 million people.
With this array of high level benefits and services, is it any wonder more companies than ever are joining the GGF and more are playing an active part in its progress to ensure it remains, the leading trade body for the glass and glazing sectors.