Let's find what you're looking for

    GGF announces its own
    inspections body

    arrow Back to news 7th December 2015

    The Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) has announced the formation of its own inspections subsidiary body, which will undertake inspections and auditing work across the replacement glazing sector.

    RISA (Rushworth Inspection Services & Auditing) Ltd will be working on behalf of the GGF, taking over all FENSA inspections from February 2016.


    Nigel Rees, group chief executive, GGF, believes the move marks an exciting new era for product and installation standards in the UK glass and glazing industry.


    “This substantial investment by the GGF Group in this new business presents an extremely exciting opportunity,” said Rees.


    “There will be benefits to window and door installers because of better control of inspections costs in the coming years which should keep future price increases at a minimum.


    “Installers will see no change in the FENSA inspections and processes and most will have the same inspector as currently.


    “We expect RISA Ltd will quickly become a major contributor to the whole GGF Group.”


    The GGF has also spoken out regarding the UK government’s Spending Review, voicing concerns on the Chancellor’s limited attention to energy efficiency.


    Giles Wilson, managing director, GGF, said: “From the Chancellor’s statement, it appears that improving energy efficiency in domestic properties is low on the Government’s agenda, however it was interesting to see that the Government are to consult on the rate of VAT on energy saving products with a view to aligning all such products under EU legislation.


    “We will continue to lobby that energy efficient doors and windows should be at the reduced five per cent rate of VAT and hope that they are included in any future changes.”


    In terms of energy consumption, thermal efficiency is a big deal for the UK flat roof skylight industry.


    At Sunsquare, our market-leading U-value technology allows us to calculate the exact U-value of every single unit that leaves our factory.


    Our entire range of BSI Kitemarked rooflights are thermally broken too, using two polyamide insulating sections which are then factory glazed with a 26mm argon-filling and a soft coat low-E insulating glass unit.


    The low-emittance coatings are virtually invisible metal or metallic oxide layers which are deposited on the surface of a skylight and work to reduce the U-value factor by suppressing heat loss.


    Energy efficient architecture is at the top of our priorities as world-leaders for the design and manufacture of flat roof windows.

    Share this guide

    Want to know more

    If you want to know more about this or anything else then get in contact.

    Call us on 01922 714087

    Email sales@sunsquare.co.uk

    refine search


    28 April 2021

    Lowest U-Values in the skylight industry

    U-values are touted by companies as a selling point for their products. Until now, all skylight U-values are calculated in exactly the same was as a vertical window, which gives a false reading and misleads the client.

    Read morearrow
    The benefits of using BSI

    26 May 2020

    Desire for quality never stops

    In what has been one of the more traumatic times for British industry, Sunsquare, whilst not fully operational until beginning of May, have been busy during downtime. Our desire to continue to be the market leading in our field didn’t get locked down. Quite the opposite. Not only have we been testing product and designing, […]

    Read morearrow
    Self Cleaning Glass

    05 October 2019

    Thoughts on Brexit

    Obviously Sunsquare are not immune to industry trends, but it is comforting to see that the clients that have used our services over the recent turbulent months are citing quality and qualification as the reason for using the skylight budget with us.

    Read morearrow
    The importance of environmental management

    27 August 2019

    The Demise of a British Great | R.Durtnell and Sons Ltd

    We were very sad indeed to receive a letter a few days ago for the official receivers for R. Durtnell and Sons Ltd.

    Read morearrow
    Aero Pyramid Skylight

    10 August 2019

    Sing when you’re winning

    It’s been quite a few months for Sunsquare. New skylights launched, shows to shout about and a spanking new website to admire.

    Read morearrow
    Skylights and rooflights

    13 June 2019

    Another industry first for skylight pioneers Sunsquare

    Sunsquare has not only achieved the Kitemark accreditation for another 3 years, but the ISO9001 and ISO14001 accreditations with no non-conformities.

    Read morearrow

    Sunsquare Accessories

    Find out morearrow

    Sunsquare Skylights

    Find out morearrow

    Since 2004, Sunsquare Limited has been pioneering skylight design

    Call us on 01922 714087