GGF forms new aluminium group

The Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) has formed a dedicated group for companies operating in the aluminium sector. The idea to form such a group came from the GGF’s technical team.

David Borland, the GGF’s senior technical officer, said: “Part of the responsibilities of the technical department is to continually review the service we provide to members, and, most importantly, to recognise gaps in that service. It is during these reviews and discussions it became clear that the one part of the industry which needed additional GGF technical support was the aluminium sector.”

The GGF reports having seen new members join in 2021 with a specific interest in the aluminium sector, and a more general revival of aluminium in the home improvement sector. Bi-folding doors and secondary glazing, for example, are becoming a popular solution for heritage buildings and homeowners in conservation areas, they say.

David continued: “While there is substantial overlap with the GGF’s window and door group, there are areas of fenestration that are unique to aluminium, such as shopfronts, commercial entrance screens, curtain walling and commercial windows. We hope, with the support of a considerable number of existing GGF members with aluminium interests, the new aluminium group can prove to be a valuable technical asset for the GGF, our Members and the industry.” Companies interested in joining the new group are asked to email David at technical@ggf.org.uk.