The Glazing Arbitration Scheme
Managed independently by Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution
Prior to the institution of arbitration proceedings the Parties must attempt to settle the dispute through GGF’s conciliation procedure (if a GGF member company) or through FENSA’s complaint process (if a FENSA registered firm) for at least 40 working days. If the conciliation procedure fails to resolve the dispute the Parties may proceed to arbitration.
To commence arbitration proceedings, a joint application by the Parties must first be submitted to CEDR through the GGF where the trader is a GGF member company, or through FENSA where the trader is a FENSA registered firm.
This Scheme uses Arbitration. Arbitration is a legal process, carried out in line with the Arbitration Act 1996, by which an independent and impartial person (the arbitrator) decides the outcome of a dispute. The arbitrator has wide powers to decide on a case.
Please read our Arbitration Guide, located in the 'Downloads' section.
If you want to complain about CEDR please read our Complaints Procedure document. Once you have read the Complaints Procedure and you want to submit your complaint, please use our Complaints Form, which you can download below.
List of companies covered
All members of the Glass and Glazing Federation are members of the Scheme.
Raise your complaint with the company in the first instance
If the company is not able to address your complaint to your satisfaction you can escalate the matter to the Glass & Glazing Federation or FENSA as appropriate.
If Intervention from GGF or FENSA does not resolve the issue you may apply to TGAS, However, to commence arbitration proceedings, a joint application by the Parties must first be submitted to CEDR through the GGF where the trader is a GGF member company, or through FENSA where the trader is a FENSA registered firm.