This is a job role common in both the new build and refurbishment construction sector.
As a Fenestration Installer you could be working on domestic and commercial buildings fitting any glazed element of the project, including windows, doors, bi-folds, rooflights and conservatories.
Fenestration is often the most impressive feature of a building creating a strong visual impact, so you’re sure to be proud of your handiwork.
You’ll work with a broad range of materials, including UPVC, aluminium, steel, timber and composite and on a wide variety of building structures using different construction methods.
Top 5 Tasks
- Install a wide range of replacement and new-build fenestration products
- Work with a broad range of materials from UPVC to timber
- Work on a construction site, usually outside
- Use and understand technical drawings and specifications
- Work at height.
The average UK salary for a Fenestration Installer is around £35,000
Salaries typically depend on location, employer and level of responsibility.
Am I Suited?
- Head for heights
- Self motivator
- Happy to work outside
- Team player
There are no set qualifications, but it helps to have GCSEs 9-4 (A*-C) in maths and English or equivalent.
You must also hold a Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) card or equivalent to work on a site.
Employers like people with on-site experience. If you don’t have any, it’s worth looking for work as a Glazier’s Assistant or Labourer. Once you are working, your employer may offer training and qualifications through day release to college, or via the On site Assessment and Training route (OSAT).