Supporting Organisations

Supporting Organisations


Certass is the modern & reliable CPS & Trade Association for glazing tradespeople & companies. 

Certass Certification handles all aspects of the certification and skills competency journey, as required under CPS (Competent Person Scheme) rules.

Certass TA was launched in 2018 to address the need for a genuine industry voice to champion the local tradesperson and since launching has become the largest TA in the glazing sector comprising a community of 3,000+ members.

Certass provides it’s member community with business, technical, certification and training support materials to help manage their business processes and set them apart from their competition.

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Council for Aluminium in Building

The Council for Aluminium in Building (CAB) was formed in 1994 by the bringing together three existing trade associations; the Architectural Aluminium Association, the Patent Glazing Contractors Association and the Aluminium Window Association. Its members include consultants, fabricators, installers, systems companies and many specialist product supply and manufacturing companies. CAB became a company limited by guarantee in January 2006.

CAB has now become the largest UK Aluminium in building trade association with over 120 members across the supply chain. Throughout its history CAB has continued to expand its services to Members. It provides high quality technical information and guidance on regulations, standards and best practice. Its ambitious events programme includes Regional Members Meetings, Conferences and Contractual Awareness Seminars around the UK. The Association is also highly proactive in a number of aluminium and sustainability initiatives in the UK and Internationally and is involved in developing and delivering a series of key training initiatives including the CAB Skills Card.

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Glass and Glazing Federation

The Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) is the main representative organisation for companies involved in all aspects of the manufacture of flat glass and products and services for all types of glazing, in commercial and domestic sectors.
Members of the GGF include companies that manufacture and install energy efficient windows, in homes and commercial buildings, the performance glass used in every type of building from houses to high-rise tower blocks and the components that are used to manufacture every type of glazing.

GGF Members produce and install safety, fire and emergency glazing, special films to protect against the sun’s rays or terrorist and vandal attacks and in fact, every type of glazing installation, no matter how specialised.

The GGF is recognised by government and plays a large part in influencing new standards and regulations, such as The Building Regulations, the rules that govern and control the way our buildings are constructed in the UK.

Within the GGF are key subsidiaries, such as FENSA, which helps ensure that energy efficient windows and doors are installed to the appropriate Building Regulations in order to comply with planning rules. Other subsidiaries include BFRC (British Fenestration Ratings Council), responsible for developing Window Energy Ratings that allow anyone choosing new windows to choose the most efficient windows by their Energy Efficient Labels – familiar to anyone buying electrical appliances.

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