GGF

GGF urges Scottish Government to ease restrictions

  • 17 Jun 2020

The Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) has written to the three Scottish Government departments, as well as a direct letter to First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, asking for the current lockdown restrictions on home improvement companies to be eased, to allow installers to work safely in people’s homes.

John Agnew, GGF Managing Director (pictured below), outlines in his letter how companies in England are operating within the UK Government’s ‘Working Safely in People’s Homes Guidance’.

“To help GGF Scotland Members resume business and for those homeowners wanting to improve their properties, we have asked the Scottish Government to consider as a matter of urgency, to allow work to take place in people’s homes,” he said.

GGF

“As long as companies are operating to the physical distancing and health and safety guidance, and have conducted a health and safety risk assessment, then it surely makes sense to allow home improvements to resume.”

Alex Gray, GGF Scotland Chairman (pictured at the top of the article), added, “The longer these restrictions remain, the more companies within the Scottish glass and glazing sector are at risk of long term sustainability and perhaps irrecoverable financial damage.”

Currently in Scotland, with the restrictions regarding work during COVID-19, companies can only operate in people’s homes if it is an emergency/essential.

The GGF will await on a response from the Scottish Government and will relay any information or changes with immediate effect.

Contact:

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

t: 0207 939 9101

Visit the Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) website

Leave a Reply

Latest news

Troldtekt

Sustainable and ethical design with Troldtekt

There are a range of initiatives that are encouraging manufacturers and specifiers to think about how they work and the products they use – one manufacturer championing these is Danish wood wool panel manufacturer Troldtekt.

Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Building Regulations & Accreditations, Building Systems, Research & Materials Testing, Sustainability & Energy Efficiency, Timber Buildings and Timber Products, Walls, Wooden products

Hush Acoustics
REHAU

New flood risk accelerates stormwater management deal - REHAU

REHAU has announced the extension of an exclusive stormwater management deal with Hydro International for the UK and Ireland.

Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Building Regulations & Accreditations, Building Services, Drainage Services, Drainage, Guttering, Soffits & Fascias, Posts

Sandtex

Sandtex breathes new life into cellar conversion

Sandtex Trade’s X-Treme X-Posure® masonry paint has helped transform a 100-year-old warehouse into both an atmospheric furniture store and a cosy new coffee shop.

Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Case Studies, Damp & Waterproofing, Interior Design & Construction, Interiors, Paints, Paints, Coatings & Finishes, Restoration & Refurbishment, Retrofit & Renovation