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Feb 2013 -
REAL recommends the GGFi Solar Insure scheme
We are delighted that the Renewable Energy Assurance Ltd (REAL) consumer code now promotes GGFi Solar Insure as a recommended provider of Insurance Backed Guarantees (IBGs) to consumers on behalf of MCS Accredited installers.
It is required that MCS Accredited installers offer IBGs in order to provide the best protection and ongoing peace-of-mind to their customers.
The GGFi scheme provides the most comprehensive IBG coverage on the market with protection over and above the Workmanship-only minimum, covering parts up to 10 years.
No joining fee, no pre-payments or minimum monthly spend and no requirement for personal guarantees.
For more info on joining GGFi Solar Insure Scheme download an application form here or contact the GGFi Solar Insure team on 0870 8508281.
Oct 2012 - GGFi launches Insurance Broking Service:
GGFi is delighted to announce the launch of GGFi Insurance Broking Service in partnership with Romford-based Commercial Insurance specialists Grove & Dean...
This new service gives GGFi scheme members access to a wide range of quality Business Insurance products, at specially negotiated rates, delivered by a friendly, knowledgeable team. Some of the available products are:
To find out more about any of the above products, contact GGFi Insurance Broking Service on 01708 606227 Monday to Friday 8:30am-7:30pm.
July 2012 - Crownfold Ltd join GGFi Solar Scheme
Newcastle-based GGF members Crownfold Ltd have signed up to the GGFi Solar Insure Scheme...
The scheme provides Insurance Backed Guarantee (IBG) protection to consumers on behalf of MCS Accredited installers of Solar PV and Solar Thermal technology.
Alan Oliver of Crownfold commented:"GGFi have been providing our customers with IBG's for FENSA notifiable work since 2006, and I'm pleased to say that they have now come up with a Solar scheme which helps us stand out in a tough market and give our customers the most extensive cover available at a very fair cost to us".
The GGFi Solar Scheme is unique in the market as it provides consumers with Insurance coverage for parts and labour, for up to 10 years should the installing firm cease to trade.
With prices from £37.10 per policy, GGFi has waived the joining fee for existing GGFi scheme members until the end of the Olympic Games on 12th August 2012!
June 2012 - Anglian joins GGFi Insurance scheme
Anglian Windows, one of the UK's leading names in home improvements have joined GGFi's Insurance Backed Guarantee scheme.
GGFi General Manager Lee Appleton commented: "Being a proud East Anglian myself, I have been aware of Anglian Windows as a major brand in our region for many, many years and I'm very happy to welcome them onto the scheme. Naturally, Anglian wanted the GGFi Insurance scheme to deliver compliance, ease of use and competitive pricing which we are delighted to provide for them and their customers."
To speak to GGFi regarding switching your business over to their IBG scheme, please contact GGFi General Manager Lee Appleton on 0207 645 3740.
May 2012 - GGFI ATTEND SOLAR UK CONFERENCE
GGFi appeared at the Solar UK Conference last week in London, to celebrate the launch of their Solar Insure Insurance Backed Guarantee scheme for MCS accredited installers of Solar PV and Solar Thermal. [read more]
GGFi appeared at the Solar UK Conference last week in London, to celebrate the launch of their Solar Insure Insurance Backed Guarantee scheme for MCS accredited installers of Solar PV and Solar Thermal.
GGFi General Manager Lee Appleton was on the stand: "The event was a really worthwhile platform to promote our new Solar Insure scheme. We really have something to shout about with Solar Insure and exposure like this is making the industry sit up and listen!"
Prices from £37.10
Cover for parts and labour
No Personal Guarantees
No minimum purchases
GGFi has waived the vetting fee for all applications received before the end of July 2012, MCS accredited installers of Solar PV and Solar Thermal should contact GGFi General Manager Lee Appleton on 0207 6453740 for more info on joining the Solar Insure scheme.
April 2012 - An important notice to customers of Sutton Windows Ltd
If you are a consumer who has had work undertaken at your property by Sutton Windows Ltd between September 2005 and November 2011.. [read more]
If you are a consumer who has had work undertaken at your property by Sutton Windows Ltd between September 2005 and November 2011, and you are experiencing a problem with your installation then please contact GGFi claims line on 0870 8508281. GGFi was the Insurance Backed Guarantee provider for Sutton Windows Ltd during this period until they ceased to trade in November 2011.
However, if you are experiencing issues on an installation which was undertaken prior to September 2005, please call QANW for assistance on 0845 838 8550.
April 2012 - GGFi Solar Scheme Coverage
GGFi's recently launched Solar Insure IBG scheme for MCS accredited installers was today featured by Solar Power Portal website.. [read more]
GGFi's recently launched Solar Insure IBG scheme for MCS accredited installers was today featured by Solar Power Portal website, the online presence of Solar Business Focus magazine. Click the below link to read the article:
March 2012 - GGFi Launches Solar-Insure IBG scheme!
Great news for MCS accredited installers of Solar PV and Solar Thermal products, as GGFi launch their Solar Insure Insurance Backed Guarantee (IBG) scheme. [read more]
Great news for MCS accredited installers of Solar PV and Solar Thermal products, as GGFi launch their Solar Insure Insurance Backed Guarantee (IBG) scheme. The scheme gives Solar installers the opportunity to provide the homeowner with a superior Insurance Backed Guarantee offering, covering parts and workmanship for up to 10 years, with prices from £37.10 per policy.
GGFi General Manager, Lee Appleton elaborates: "We have taken our time putting the Solar Insure scheme together to make sure we get the product absolutely right for MCS accredited installers and their customers. GGFi's motto since we started in 2005 has been Quality Insurance Made Simple, and we have stuck to that ethos with the Solar Insure scheme."
GGFi have waived the vetting fee to join the scheme providing you get your application in before the end of April 2012. To discuss joining the GGFi Solar Insure scheme, contact GGFi on 0870 850 8281 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
February 2012 - Contact GGFi for a quote on your holiday insurance
If you are getting ready to book your summer holiday, then GGFi can give you a quote for your Travel Insurance in under 1 minute over the phone!... [read more]
GGFi's team of qualified Insurance specialists have a wealth of General Insurance experience, including Travel Insurance,
which means they can provide you with the peace of mind you need to chill out and enjoy your well-deserved holiday:
Contact GGFi's Travel Team on 0207 6453740 Monday to Friday 9am-5pm or send an email to email@example.com to arrange a callback.
November 2011 - GGFi joins top insurance federation
GGFi, the Glass & Glazing Federation's Insurance Backed Guarantee specialists are taking their Quality Insurance Made Simple mantra one step further by joining the British Insurance Brokers Association (BIBA) [read more]
GGFi, the Glass & Glazing Federation's Insurance Backed Guarantee specialists are taking their Quality Insurance Made Simple mantra one step further by joining the British Insurance Brokers Association (BIBA), the UK 's leading general insurance organisation representing the interests of insurance brokers, intermediaries and their customers
BIBA represents the interests of over 2,000 insurance broking firms throughout the country and is regarded as the insurance industr's voice of authority. GGFi General Manager Lee Appleton comments: "I've said it before; we are not like our competitors. We are the only IBG provider to be registered with BIBA, and as a result we have access to a full range of technical and compliance assistance that our competition just don't have, which helps us further improve our service offering to existing and potential clients."
November 2011 - Opportunity for the glazing industry as Cameron vows to 'get Britain Building'
It was announced this week that buyers of new homes will be able to borrow up to 95%... [read more]
It was announced this week that buyers of new homes will be able to borrow up to 95% of their value as part of plans the government says will help get "Britain building again".
The mortgage indemnity scheme, in which the government will underwrite part of the risk to lenders, is part of a wider strategy to build more homes and boost home ownership.
Building more homes is one of the government's economic priorities, with the number of new ones being built at its lowest level since World War II, and with rents and prices remaining high while mortgage lending is restricted.
Prime Minister, David Cameron said "when the buying market grinds to a halt it ricochets around the economy, affecting builders, retailers, plumbers - all the people that depend on a housing market that is moving"
Contact GGFi on 0207 6453740 to discuss Insurance Backed Guarantees on glazing jobs into new builds.
August 2011 - The Glazing Ombudsman (TGO) Launched
The Glazing Ombudsman has been launched for the Glazing Industry covering the installation of replacement windows and doors... [read more]
The Glazing Ombudsman has been launched for the Glazing Industry covering the installation of replacement windows and doors, conservatories and roofline products. The Scheme, known as 'The Glazing Ombudsman' (TGO), will use the services of The Property Ombudsman to provide the Ombudsman facility.
The Property Ombudsman (TPO) is a Member of the British and Irish Ombudsman Association (BIOA) and has been providing an ombudsman service for 20 years.
The Ombudsman is completely independent of his members and is accountable to an independent Council, ensuring that The Glazing Ombudsman can provide a free, fair and, above all, independent service for dealing with unresolved disputes between customers and members (registered businesses).
The Glazing Ombudsman is sponsored by the Glass and Glazing Federation and FENSA to provide financial stability, but in the medium term the low fee structure for registered businesses will provide sufficient funds for it to prosper. Members must follow the Code of Practice set out by The Glazing Ombudsman and provide customers with a fair and clear Contract of Sale in addition to Deposit and Work in Progress Insurance and several other commitments of service.
Lee Appleton, general manager comments "The set up of TGO is fantastic news for the glass industry, which has been crying out for a bona fide ombudsman scheme for a long time. A scheme of real value, which puts the restoration of Market confidence in our industry at the very centre of it's strategy, rather than another over priced vehicle to sell insurance, is great news for us all. I urge all GGFi members to log onto the TGO website and find out more."
Companies wanting to join the scheme or consumers wishing to know more can simply contact The Glazing Ombudsman on 020 7397 7200 or visit the website on www.glazingombudsman.com
March 2011 - Free GGFi benefit for all drivers!
As part of our ongoing mission to provide excellent value... [read more]
As part of our ongoing mission to provide excellent value to our Insurance membership, GGFi is delighted to announce a new, free and exclusive service to GGFi registered installers and their friends and family!
In the event of a non-fault accident, GGFi's RTA Claims Management Service provides a free, guaranteed like-for-like replacement vehicle for the duration of the repairs that matches the members own specifications. The service is aimed at helping Glass Installers get a fully functioning replacement van, fitted with frails etc, while theirs is being repaired. However, anyone can carry one of our tax disc holders in their van/car and take advantage of this free service if they are involved in a non-fault claim.
What do GGFi members get?
When a driver in possession of one of our tax disc holders is involved in a non-fault accident, they will receive:
FREE replacement vehicle of the same class as your own, including all glass carrying vehicles and frails, if needed.
FREE vehicle repair by specialists accustomed to working with glass carrying vehicles
FREE legal advice and compensation (if applicable)
FREE physiotherapy (or appropriate treatment) to aid recovery if injuries are sustained as a result of the accident
Did we mention this service is FREE?!? And remember, it can benefit your friends, family and all your employees too, all they have to do is carry the tax disc!
GGFi has thousands of tax-disc holders ready to sent to it's entire membership, which contain a telephone number for the driver to ring in the event of a non-fault accident. Once the call has been made, a GGFi representative will take over from there.
To request a pile of free tax disc holders, please send an email with your company name, your address and the number of tax disc holders you require to firstname.lastname@example.org or contact General Manager, Lee Appleton on 0207 6453740 for more information.
March 2011 - PAYMENT PROTECTION COVER WITH A BIG DIFFERENCE.
GGFi have launched a new and exclusive Payment Protection Insurance product... [read more]
GGFi have launched a new and exclusive Payment Protection Insurance product, which has recently been marketed to GGFi installers. The large amount of early signups from the GGFi membership is possibly down to the fact that no proof of earnings has to be proved in the event of a claim, something that separates the product from the vast majority of PPI cover on the market.
What is PPI?
Payment Protection Insurance is protection for company principles should they be temporarily disabled due to accident or injury and be unable to work. The policy will pay out up to £30,000 per year, and is 'peace of mind' security against something which can have a potentially terminal effect on your business, and your ability to provide for your family.
To find out more, telephone the GGFi PPI department on 020 7036 6543.
March 2011 - GGFi Consumer Search facilities launched online.
In a bid to continually improve its service offering to its members...[read more]
In a bid to continually improve its service offering to its members, GGFi has introduced 2 new consumer search functions to the GGFi website. The 'Find a GGFi Tradesman' and 'Check a GGFi Member' search functions are now available online meaning that consumers will now be able to locate their nearest GGFi registered company or check whether a company is registered with us. This facility assures consumers that the company they choose to carry out there home improvement works are fully vetted, trusted and reliable professionals.
GGFi hopes that this checking facility will prove to be a valuable resource and selling tool for its registered businesses, whereby they can point potential customers in the direction of the GGFi website. From here the customer can find out all they need to know about insurance backed guarantees and all other relevant insurance products, and also verify that the business is a bona fide member of GGFi.
For more information or if you have any questions please do get in contact with us 0870 850 8281 or please visit www.ggfi.org.uk/find-your-local-ggfi-tradesman or www.ggfi.org.uk/check-a-tradesman to see it in action.
March 2011 - COMMERCIAL IBG'S COULD MAKE THE DIFFERENCE.
Throughout 2010 GGFi saw a huge increase in the number of FENSA installers requiring Insurance... [read more]
Throughout 2010 GGFi saw a huge increase in the number of FENSA installers requiring Insurance Backed Guarantees on commercial contracts. This demand has continued into 2011 as more and more local authorities, housing associations and commercial organisations seek further protection on their investment before they sign up for the work to be done.
If you're putting together a tender for non-consumer double glazing work then why not make your client aware that you can provide an IBG on the job: it will almost certainly give you the edge over your competitors!
Contact GGFi General Manager Lee Appleton on 0207 6453740 for any commercial queries.
January 2011 - GGFi celebrates its 2500th sign up.
2011 has started in style for Insurance Backed Guarantee (IBG) providers GGFi... [read more]
2011 has started in style for Insurance Backed Guarantee (IBG) providers GGFi, who are delighted to announce Grabex Windows Ltd as the 2500th company to sign up to the GGFi IBG scheme since it began in 2005, re-affirming GGFi's position as one of the UK's leading IBG providers.
In celebration of this milestone, GGFi commercial manager Lee Appleton dropped in on Grabex owner Michal Grabowski and his team at their premises to personally thank them for choosing GGFi as their IBG provider. Lee says: "I met Michal last year at the Grand Designs exhibition, and he had been meaning to contact GGFi for a while about joining the scheme but hadn't got round to it. It was clear that Michal had big plans for his business but also big concerns with his previous IBG provider and wanted to be part of a more flexible and competitively-priced Insurance scheme. Michal has built up a fantastic business at Grabex, and GGFi are delighted to be working with them for their Insurance requirements."
Having spent 6 years as a sole-trader, Michal started the company 4 years ago, and throughout an extremely tough economic climate, Grabex has continued to prosper. They have pushed the limits of thermal performance by achieving a Window Energy Rating of A+32 and U-value of 0.8 W/M²K â€“ the highest in the UK. The recently purchased Haffner Cutting Centre has sped up the manufacturing process to produce 500 frames a week, enabling them to target more trade Customers. The future plan is to improve the timber section (as Grabex believe they are experts in UPVC already!)
To find out more about one of the leading Insurance Backed Guarantee Schemes on the market you can contact Lee Appleton on 0870 850 8281 or send us an email email@example.com
October 2010 - FENSA U-value calculator launched.
Fensa has launched the Fensa U-value calculator for its registered businesses... [read more]
Fensa has launched the Fensa U-value calculator for its registered businesses.
The FENSA U value calculator is available online on the FENSA registered businesses' website www.fensaonline.com . Installers can sign up to use the calculator for a year and undertake as many 'U' value calculations as required for the amount of £199. The calculator has undergone extensive testing and provides a very accurate method to calculate whole window U values to demonstrate compliance for windows and doors to the Doc 'L' regulations.
Installers will be required to enter the following details:Window or Door frame detailsInsulated Glass Units details
The calculator will produce a combined whole window/door U value. The whole U value calculation and the various factors entered to achieve the final calculation can be downloaded and printed out, and registered with the FENSA database as a record which can be used by the FENSA inspectors.
Installers are advised to keep a copy for themselves for the FENSA inspectors to check and verify during a preinspection, and to give a copy to the homeowner for the FENSA inspectors to check and verify during a post inspection if a permanent record has not been made on the FENSA system. For further information on the FENSA U Value Calculator, please contact the FENSA team on 020 7645 3700 or go to www.fensaonline.com
August 2010 - GGFi is pleased to announce the launch of its new website.
GGfi is pleased to announce the launch of its newly designed website... [read more]
GGfi is pleased to announce the launch of its newly designed website www.ggfi.org.uk. The website has been re-launched with a vibrant new look, as well as an enhanced user experience for Homeowners, Installers and Existing GGFi members alike. Talking about the new website, Lee Appleton Commercial Manager at GGFi has said that "The new GGFi website has been designed to provide a more comprehensive source of company information and services. We hope that all users find the new site useful and would love to hear if you have any feed back on how you find the site and any improvements that can be made."
July / August - GGFi will be exhibiting at Glassex alongside FENSA and The GGF.
GGFi will be appearing at Glassex alongside FENSA & GGF... [read more]
GGFi will be appearing at Glassex alongside FENSA & GGF between 17-20 October 2010 at NEC Birmingham. We would like to invite all existing members that are thinking of attending to pop by the stand and say hello.
April 2010 - GGFi at G10 Aston Villa.
GGFi are inviting companies to visit them at the regional G10 glazing show... [read more]
GGFi are inviting companies to visit them at the regional G10 glazing show at Villa Park, Birmingham between 21st-22nd April 2010, at our stand that is alongside FENSA and BFRC. Companies are invited to take the opportunity to meet the staff and find out how to take advantage of the range of comprehensive and cost effective GGFi insurance schemes offered â€“ considered to be one of the most competitive in industry. So whether you are an existing member or looking to switch IBG providers, please feel free to drop by and say hello and see how we can help you.
May 2010 GGFi serve up a Majestic prize.
GGFi recently conducted a client satisfaction survey... [read more]
GGFi recently conducted a client satisfaction survey in a bid to further strengthen and continually improve its service offering.
The Real Bridgnorth Windows UK Ltd were put into a free prize draw by filling out and returning their GGFi customer survey, and were pulled out of a hat to win a Majestic Wine 6-bottle gift box.
GGFi Commercial Manager Lee Appleton explains; "We felt the time was right for GGFi to contact all of our existing clients, thank them for their continued business and find out how the Insurance Backed Guarantee scheme is working for them." He continues; "We were completely overwhelmed by the response, our clients given us some really useful and encouraging feedback about how they think we're doing so a big thanks to all the companies who took the time to give us their comments."
The survey results showed that 97% of GGFi clients find the scheme easy to use, 96% felt the scheme was meeting their expectations and most encouragingly 91% of members would recommend the scheme to others. Other areas of the questionnaire focused on GGFi's marketing material and the forthcoming new GGFi website. Lee closes by saying; "We listen very closely to what our clients say and the message we want to send back to them is thank you for your business, thank you for your comments and rest assured GGFi will be stepping up its performance even further in 2010 and beyond!"
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