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Monday, 8th August 2016
If you need new windows, doors, a conservatory or any kind of glazing work done at your home, you’ll most likely need to engage a glazing professional.
The Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) is the leading trade authority representing glazing companies in the UK. Its Member companies work to the highest professional standards and offer excellent consumer protection.
Here’s why you should consider using a GGF Member company for your next glazing home improvement.
All GGF Member companies have successfully passed through a strict vetting process as a condition of attaining Membership status.
As part of this criteria, companies must be financially secure, have been trading for a minimum of three years, and their premises, products and employees must be fit for purpose.
See more: Why use a GGF Member company?
All GGF Member companies comply with the GGF Consumer Code of Practice. This sets out strict requirements regarding their conduct when dealing with homeowners and ensures they comply with all relevant consumer legislation.
Covering everything from advertising practices and selling techniques through to contracts and complaints, the GGF Consumer Code of Practice sets the standard for GGF Member companies and guarantees unrivalled consumer protection for homeowners.
See more: The GGF Consumer Code of Practice
As well as providing unmatched consumer safeguards, GGF Member companies work to the highest professional standards and only install high quality products.
They employ trained professionals to ensure your installation is carried out to the highest technical standards – as outlined by the GGF Glazing Manual, written by the industry’s leading experts.
See more: Be Inspired by the work of GGF Member companies
When you pay a deposit to a GGF Member company, your deposit is automatically safeguarded by the GGF Deposit Indemnity Fund. This safeguards your deposit and any stage payments of up to 50% of the contract value or £12,500 (whichever is lesser).
This gives you the peace of mind of knowing that, in the unlikely event that the company is declared bankrupt or goes into liquidation or administration, your deposit is safe and won’t be lost.
See more: Free deposit protection from GGF Member companies
GGF Member companies offer transferrable warranties. This means that should you sell your property, you can advise the buyer that the guarantee can be transferred over to them by the Member company that fitted your windows for a reasonable fee.
10-year guarantees for replacement windows and doors are insurance-backed, and transferrable should you be selling your home.
See more: Your guarantees when you choose a GGF Member company
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Need some glazing work done at your home? GGF Member companies offer unmatched service, workmanship and peace of mind through unrivalled consumer protection.