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Glass and Glazing Federation - GGF

The GGF. (Company No. 04063012)

Most people haven’t heard of the Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF), yet it’s the oldest industry body by some centuries as it can trace back its roots to 1756!!

The GGF was incorporated into a Federation on 31st August 2000, however it was first founded on 13th January 1977 when the Flat Glass Association changed its name, having itself started life on March 1st, 1964.The Flat Glass Association was previously known as The Plate Glass Association, the records of which go back to the 1880’s, indeed there is a meeting book of glass and glazing companies dating back to 1756!

That’s some history!

Today the GGF are the principal trade body for the double glazing industry.

If you want to be assured that you are dealing with a credible, financially secure, and professional installer of replacement windows, then ensure they are GGF members. Although open to any organisation, membership to the GGF is limited. Their member companies represent the very best in the industry.

Homeowners like you, who use GGF members, have a right to expect high standards of workmanship, far above the basic building regulation compliance.

You’ll be reassured to know that every GGF member is thoroughly vetted. Many applicants fail the rigorous vetting procedure; they must prove they have been in business for 3 years, have proper accounts and must have adequate protection for retail customers’ deposits.

If you are unlucky enough to have an issue, the GGF themselves can be called upon to resolve the dispute. They offer homeowners a FREE dispute resolution service, and mediate should the need arise. They have vast experience, technical resource and financial stability to weather any recession!

Unlike other organisations, the GGF is made up of glass, frame and component manufacturers, for doors windows and conservatories; they represent industry at government level, and strive for the best standards throughout, ones that every member must adhere to.

Tip. Insist that the company you chose is a GGF member if the worst happens, they’ll help you.

Many more companies claim to be GGF registered than really are, some companies suggest they are GGF members and they aren’t, so do be careful, don’t just accept someones word that they are members, check for yourself on our pages or direct at www.ggf.org.uk