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GGF forms The Helix Group


The Helix Group

The Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) has formed a new company called “The Helix Group” which will act as the umbrella company for all the GGF’s subsidiary commercial companies.

Within The Helix Group will be some well-known industry brands including:

  • FENSA, the main competent person scheme for the industry’s installation companies
  • GGFi, one of the industry’s leading home improvement insurance companies
  • British Fenestration Rating Council (BFRC), the premier UK authority for independently verified ratings of energy efficient windows and energy efficient doors
  • RISA, the independent and impartial Inspection and Auditing services to the Fenestration and Construction Industries
  • Helix Training (formerly GGF Training Ltd), the unique education and training organization for a wide range of industries
  • Borough IT, the award winning IT solutions company

Jon Vanstone, Chief Executive of The Helix Group commented, “This is an exciting development following the GGF’s decision to restructure its companies. With all the GGF’s commercial subsidiaries under one Group company, we will focus on our strengths and aim to further improve the performances of the companies within the Group to provide greater support for the GGF.”

Brian Baker, Chairman of the GGF Board and Immediate Past President added, “This is positive step by the GGF Board that will allow the subsidiary companies to concentrate solely on their commercial objectives whilst the GGF focuses on continuing the delivery of high level benefits for its Membership.”



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Glass and Glazing Federation(GGF)

The Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) is the primary trade association for companies that make, supply or fit flat glass and related products representing more than 60% of the industry’s turnover. As such the GGF is the recognised leading authority for employers and companies within the flat glass, glazing, window, home improvement, plastics and window film industries. This includes double glazing, Energy Efficient Windows, replacement windows, doors, conservatories, applied film, hardware, safety glazing, sealants, fire resistant glass, emergency glazing, decorative glass, secondary glazing, solar control and plastics.

The GGF provides information for homeowners, professional specifiers and anyone seeking professional and unbiased information on any aspect of glass and glazing in the UK. GGF members supply replacement windows, doors, conservatories and Energy Efficient Windows in all framing materials including Aluminium, PVC-U, Steel and Timber.

The GGF is a great promoter of energy efficient glazing and the GGF’s Carbon Calculator enables homeowners and others to see how much money and carbon can be saved by installing new Energy Efficient Windows.

Architects and Specifiers are well supported with a range of literature and professional advisors to assist with all aspects of specification and related issues. GGF Members sign up to the Federation's Code of Good Practice and are vetted before being accepted. A free conciliation service is provided for mediation between customers and supplying member companies when required.

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