The Town and Country Planning Association
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.
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.
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.
Following the success this major fabricator and installer Trade Show last year, the Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) will be exhibiting at FIT Show 2014, alongside its wholly owned subsidiaries FENSA, GGFi and BFRC. The GGF will again be contributing to seminars and FENSA will be sponsors of the Master Fitter Competition.
First quarter Green Deal and Energy Company Obligation (ECO) statistics from DECC were ’unsurprising and uninspiring’, says Nigel Rees, GGF Group Chief executive. Only 5% of Green Deal Assessments recommended replacing old energy inefficient windows even though a recent survey showed that 80% wanted replacement windows under Green Deal. GGF to detail their concerns at the UK Green Building Council Conference called ’Green Deal – 6 months in’.