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Insurance from the Glass and Glazing Federation

As a home owner you are likely to invest in your property to ensure it is comfortable, safe and warm for you and your family.

Reputable companies always offer a guarantee for their installations to reassure the homeowner that if any problems arise within a specified timeframe, the installer will correct them at their own expense.

Issues can arise during long guarantee periods where it is possible that the installation company may cease to trade. In such an event they will be unable to honour the guarantee and could potentially leave the homeowner exposed to risk.

In such an eventuality GGFi can help by providing Insurance Backed Guarantees (IBGs). These insurance products protect the homeowner in the event that there is a problem with their installation and the installer is no longer trading. If the policy-holder should find themselves in such a position, GGFi will match the cover for the remaining time on the original guarantee.

The value of IBGs has been recognised across the home improvement and consumer protection industries and the offer of an IBG is a mandatory requirement for all members of self-assessment schemes such as FENSA.

GGFi is a leading provider of IBGs and has cultivated an excellent reputation built on it’s core commitment of delivering a fair service to all customers. GGFi is also the only IBG provider to be recommended by FENSA and the Guild of Master Craftsmen to their members.

If you would like to find out more about GGFi and it’s competitive range of insurance products, please visit www.ggfi.org.uk or contact the company by phone (0870 8508281) or email info@ggfi.org.uk.

Be aware that this IBG insurance backed guarantee is offered to any company that wishes to subscribe and pass the necessary criteria, however the majority of the companies who use GGFi are not GGF members.

Often double glazing companies will suggest they are members of the GGF when they are not. GGF members are stringently vetted, must keep customer deposits secure in a separate bank account and must pay into a fund to provide against financial failure.