Window fitter

Window fitters install windows, conservatories and glazed curtain walls in homes and businesses.

Potential salary
£15,000 to £25,000
Working hours
43 to 45 a week
  • knowledge of building and construction
  • to be thorough and pay attention to detail
  • the ability to work well with others
  • ambition and a desire to succeed
  • patience and the ability to remain calm in stressful situations
  • persistence and determination
  • knowledge of maths
  • the ability to work well with your hands
  • excellent verbal communication skills
  • to be able to carry out basic tasks on a computer or hand-held device

Your day-to-day duties may include:

  • removing old windows and doors with hand and power tools
  • measuring up the space for new windows or doors
  • fixing units in place, making sure they’re level and secure
  • sealing fittings to make them weathertight
  • clearing away leftover materials

You may need to wear safety clothing and use safety equipment.

You could work at a manufacturing plant or on a construction site.

Your working environment may be outdoors some of the time and at height.

With experience, you could become a window surveyor or estimator, or move into glazing sales and marketing.

You could set up your own business or take up a window fitting franchise.

You can find out more about becoming a window fitter or glazier from Go Construct.

Data from National Careers Service.
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