GGF pulse testing goes nationwide


The Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF)’s pulse testing service is now available to all installers – even those who are not GGF members – nationwide. The move follows the GGF’s successful pilot scheme for the provision of pulse testing.

“Pulse testing allows installation companies to demonstrate compliance to the much-debated Approved Document F legislation regarding ventilation and indoor air quality,” explained Dave Mechem, director of inspection and assessment. “The test shows the airtightness of a building pre and post installation.

“Often, when replacing like for like PVC-U windows, the reading doesn’t change. If this is the case and installers have the test evidence to prove it, there is no need for additional ventilation.

“We have carefully researched the technology and completed a pilot scheme for the tests, to ensure that everything is in place to support installers. Now that we have finished the pilot scheme in the south and south-east, we are ready to go nationwide.

“The service won’t be restricted to GGF members either, because we believe it is so important for the industry. The market is challenging enough without having to worry about additional ventilation requirements that often aren’t necessary. Of course there will be exceptions, in which case extra vents will need to be considered.

“The tests take less than half an hour to complete and the results are available immediately, offering installers a great way to prove compliance. The technology itself is quick and easy to use with people in the home, so effortlessly fits into the installation process.

“We are excited to offer this service to all installers nationwide. Bookings can be made online at GGF and Fensa members can benefit from discounted rates for the service.”

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