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GGF updates window and door guide in compliance with British Standard

  • 19 Apr 2016

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The Glass and Glazing Federation has published a new guide for window and door specification, installation and use.

The latest publication is an updated version of the 2011 “Guide to Guide to Good Practice in the specification, installation and use of replacement windows and doors within England and Wales”. 

It has been amended in response to the recent revision of the British Standard BS 8213-4:2016 Windows and Doors – Part 4: Code of practice for the survey and installation of windows and external doorsets.

Good Practice in the specification, installation and use of replacement windows and doors

The guide has been re-designed and edited by a Technical Working Party of the GGF Window and Door Technical Committee – who ensured that the GGF document did not contradict the revised British Standard.

The guide covers all the elements of window surveying and installation including; window design, glazing components and hardware for both windows and doors.

It also features: updates relating to fixing techniques; insight on the requirements for enhanced security; latest versions of the Approved Documents; and recommendations in the handling and removal of asbestos.

GGF Technical Officer Michael Sulston launched the guide at The Fit Show on the 14th April. He described the guide as “a true reflection of modern working practices, rubber stamped by those that actually carry out such work.

The new revised guide is available for free download from the Members Area of the GGF website.

The Guide may be subject to further changes following a recent Government review of the position regarding Approved Document B guidance for replacement windows and the overall scope of the works to be covered. The review is expected to be completed by 30th June 2016, with Government guidance to follow shortly after.


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