GGF latest Conservatory Guide launched at The FIT Show

  • 19 Apr 2016

The Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) updated “Guide to Good Practice in the Specification and Installation of Conservatories within the UK”.

Russell Day, GGF Technical Officer and Mark Hanson, Chairman of the GGF Conservatory Association, launch the new conservatory guide at The FIT Show in Telford. The gincludes latest information reflecting the changes in the legislative and regulatory landscape

First launched in 2007 by the Conservuideatory Association to provide a Good Practice Guide for companies selling, designing, specifying and installing Conservatories and was revised in January 2012 as regulations and legal requirements changed.

Fully update Conservatory Guide

The Conservatory Association Technical working party has fully updated the new Guide. Changes include:

  • Extending the permitted development rights in England and Wales and included additional Annexes to the guide addressing the issues relating to:
  • Building near to Sewers and Lateral drains owned by local Water Companies (found in Annex B of the new Guide). The GGF has also worked with Water UK, the Association representing water companies in England and Wales, to develop a procedure that will be adopted by all Water Companies to streamline the process of obtaining agreement to build near to the Water Companies assets.
  • Guidance for renovating an existing conservatory when replacing a glazed conservatory roof with a solid roof and the possible effects on the existing exempt nature of the conservatory (found in Annex C of the new Guide).

Russell Day, GGF Technical Officer: “The new guide addresses the many issues and demands the industry is now experiencing such as the increase in non-exempt conservatories, conservatories with enhanced features to meet the aesthetic aspirations of homeowners and an increase in the number and complexity of structural Orangery type glazed structures.

Mark Hanson, Chairman of the GGF Conservatory Association: “Consumers installing modern conservatories in their home now expect them to be everyday living spaces for throughout the year. I am pleased the GGF has revised the Guide to reflect the homeowners’ expectations and the legislative changes to incorporate a wider range of glazed structure requirements within the Guide.”

The new Guide will be sent in printed format to all GGF Members and available for free download from the Members Area of the GGF website Members will be able to order extra printed copies are required at a special Members’ discount from the GGF shop.

Contact:

Glass and Glazing Federation
40 Rushworth Street
London
SE1 0RB
LONDON

t: 0207 939 9101

Visit the Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) website

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