Industry Accreditations

When you choose a double glazing company it makes sense to choose one that is accredited and recognised as a reputable and reliable company. To this end there are three main organisations to look out for. When you look at the details for any double glazing company, they should have one or more of the following accreditations. All of our recommended suppliers have all three!

GGF stands for the Glass and Glazing Federation. Their aim is to continually raise and uphold quality standards in the glazing industry. If you hire a double glazing company that is a member of the GGF you can be sure the glazed units they use are second to none. All members will also be informed of the latest advances in the industry, further enabling them to provide you with the best quality glass. As such there is no chance of getting substandard products when you use a company that is registered with GGF.

FENSA stands for Fenestration Self Assessment Scheme. The GGF was just one of the bodies that helped to create FENSA. The idea is that new window installations must conform to the set standards that are in place for thermal performance in the home. If you opt for a double glazing company that is a member of FENSA, this will automatically be done on your behalf by the company that you use. Their membership enables them to self certify the installation meets all the legal requirements.

BFRC is the premier UK authority for independently verified ratings of energy efficient windows and energy efficient doors. BFRC rated windows and doors carry a ‘rainbow’ label similar to those found on white goods. The BFRC rainbow rating confirms products have been independently verified by experts in building physics and have been assessed to ensure the whole system will perform as promised. This gives installers and homeowners the evidence they need to make the right choice for each home’s window and door energy performance requirements.