Building Associations & Institutes
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Glass and Glazing Federation | Tue, 10 Dec 2013
The Glass & Glazing Federation (GGF), in conjunction with political engagement firm GK Strategy, take a close look at the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement. They review the 9 key positive aspects but also highlight several key issues that were not addressed including the failure to reduce VAT from 20% to 5% on energy efficient windows.
Sidey | Wed, 6 Nov 2013
This year’s Timber Expo saw the launch of the Fabric First Academy – an organisation of construction industry professionals committed to sustainable building using a Fabric First approach. Mike Stephenson, Development Director at offsite fenestration company Sidey, gave a presentation at the launch on the company’s involvement in the Fabric First Academy and how it can help achieve sustainable development.
Federation of Master Builders (FMB) | Mon, 14 Oct 2013
Meet the local Federation of Master Builders (FMB) representative by the end of October and receive a free top-quality 22” Draper Supercut handsaw. If you apply for FMB membership you can save 50% on inspection costs and, if your application is successful, you get a year’s free membership of the government-backed TrustMark scheme. Membership of the FMB brings greater credibility, job leads from the FMB Find A Builder service, and much more.
Glass and Glazing Federation | Tue, 10 Sep 2013
GGF publish its Annual Report for 2012 that shows a financially stable position during another very difficult year for the industry. The GGF Membership have held firm as the Federation continued to support Members with advice and guidance on important legislative, technical and health and safety issues. All GGF Members were posted a printed copy of the Annual Report and a digital version is available for download from the GGF website.
Brick Development Association video article
The Brick Development Association (BDA) was originally formed in 1946 to promote the Brick Industry and the merits and benefits of building in brick. Today, the BDA represents the majority of the United Kingdom and Ireland's clay brick and paver industries and aims to ensure clay ...
The Glazing Ombudsman video article
The Glazing Ombudsman Scheme (TGO) was established following concerns expressed by both industry and Government that no independent service existed to support the consumer in the glazing sector. TGO offers a means to resolve disputes concerning the installation of conservatories, windows, ...