Industry not ready to meet Future
Homes deadline – GGF
GGF members and experts are to tell the government that the Glass & Glazing industry is not ready to meet the 2025 Zero Carbon target in its Future Homes proposals.
A group of more than 35 member companies along with the Federation’s technical team unanimously agreed to support the plan in principle but said the industry would need ‘at least five years’ to get set up to achieve the target.
The group, chaired by technical officer David Borland, pictured, also unanimously came out against immediate introduction of obligatory triple glazing on all new-build as part of Doc L plans, instead favouring the option of a five-year programme of improving achievable U Values by gradual product development.
They were equally cautious on the matter of trickle vents, as in ventilation Doc F, saying it would be difficult to achieve with the systems and vents currently available and asked the Federation to seek further clarification of requirements as proposed in the consultation.
The GGF will now present its full response at the next Joint Window and Door Group and Conservatory Association meeting in Birmingham on the 6th February, one day before the Government deadline of 7th February for responses to this Consultation.
The consultation proposals can be viewed/downloaded here