Nigel Rees, GGF Group Chief Executive commented, “It makes perfect sense for the GGF to introduce this online resource for homeowners.For many years the Federation has run schemes and produced literature to help and guide consumers, this new site aims to promote our work and our Members’ professionalism when dealing with homeowners.”
After witnessing growing online consumer demand for impartial advice on glass and glazing products and services, the GGF has decided to create this new valuable resource where people can get independent up-to-date information, advice and inspiration to help them improve their homes.
As well as providing easy to understand information around the benefits of installing energy efficient glazing, MyGlazing.com offers an interactive energy efficiency calculator to help homeowners work out how much they could save on their energy bills by upgrading their windows and doors.
Giles Willson, GGF Managing Director “MyGlazing.com is in many ways a necessary initiative by the GGF. With so much information now available online to consumers, it is only right that GGF as the leading authority in glass and glazing should offer consumer information on areas such as energy efficient glazing and condensation as well as guidance on protection and conciliation, all in one place.”
Consumer protection is another key feature highlighted on MyGlazing.com. The website features advice on guarantees, choosing a reputable installer and how to ensure your project is secured via a free deposit protection scheme which safeguards up to 50% of contract value or £12,500 - whichever is less (the best deposit protection scheme in the industry). Visitors will also be able to find out how they can take advantage of a conciliation service offered to those who are unhappy with the work carried out on their property.
Brian Smith, GGF Director of Home Improvement commented, “With the GGF doing so much work with Members to protect and help homeowners, it is only appropriate to launch a dedicated website such as MyGlazing.com. Not only will homeowners be able to find out how the GGF helps and protects them but they will also now have easy access to the best companies in the industry.”
Homeowners visiting the site will be able to browse a range of galleries – including images and videos – showcasing examples of different styles of windows, doors, conservatories and other glass and glazing products and services, to help inspire them for their own home improvements.
James Lee, Head of GGF Group Marketing and Communications, said: “Currently the GGF’s trade-facing website receives over one hundred thousand visits each year from homeowners looking for independent and practical advice on issues around glass and glazing. In view of this, we felt it was important to communicate with homeowners on one consumer-friendly website. MyGlazing.com aims to help consumers make the right choice for their home, so their selection and installation, be it for windows, doors, conservatories, or any other home improvement glass products, runs as smoothly as possible.”
MyGlazing.com includes an easy search function to enable consumers to easily find a GGF Member company to supply and/or fit their new glass and glazing products.
GGF Members who are consumer facing will be listed on the site’s directory and will have their own profile page as well as being able to feature their promotions, news and case studies.
The new site will be supported by a long term consumer PR plan to highlight the best of the GGF to homeowners. In addition the GGF plans to send out new MyGlazing.com branded marketing materials to help its consumer facing Members promote the site.
MyGlazing.com was previewed at the GGF Members Day 2015, on 1st September 2015 and launched on 3rd September 12.00pm.