Fenestration Installer

The arrangement and design of windows and other external glazed elements in a building.


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

  1. Install a wide range of replacement and new-build fenestration products
  2. Work with a broad range of materials from UPVC to timber
  3. Work on a construction site, usually outside
  4. Use and understand technical drawings and specifications
  5. 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
  • Physical
  • Happy to work outside 
  • Team player
This occupation can progress to more specialist occupations through further training, for example curtain walling, surveying, and working on high-rise, high-risk buildings which must comply to specific regulations since the Grenfell Tower tragedy.


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).

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