07 Research and teaching, trade literature, trade associations and organisations
07.03 Trade assosiations/Organisations
The Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) is the main representative organisation for companies involved in all aspects of the manufacture of flat glass and products and services for all types of glazing, in commercial and domestic sectors. Members of the GGF include companies that manufacture and install energy efficient windows, in homes and commercial buildings, the performance glass used in every type of building from houses to high-rise tower blocks and the components that are used to manufacture every type of glazing. GGF Members produce and install safety, fire and emergency glazing, special films to protect against the suns rays or terrorist and vandal attacks and in fact, every type of glazing installation, no matter how specialised. The GGF is recognised by government and plays a large part in the setting of new standards and regulations, such as The Building Regulations, the rules that govern and control the way our buildings are constructed in the UK. Within the GGF are key subsidiaries, such as FENSA, which helps ensure that energy efficient windows and doors are installed to the appropriate Building Regulations in order to comply with planning rules. Other subsidiaries include BFRC (British Fenestration Ratings Council), responsible for developing Window Energy Ratings that allow anyone choosing new windows to choose the most efficient windows by their Energy Efficient Labels – familiar to anyone buying electrical appliances. When looking for a manufacturer, supplier or contractor for all glass types and glass related products, energy efficient windows or conservatories you should start by looking for a Glass and Glazing Federation Member.