Career outlook for window fitter
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Currently employed in Scotland
What's it like?
You would install windows, doors and other glass surfaces to brighten up people's homes and businesses.
- Remove old windows and doors with hand and power tools
- Measure the space(s) for the new windows or doors
- Fix the glass in place, making sure it is safe and level
- Seal the fittings to protect against the weather
- Clean away leftover materials and fix any damage to timber or plaster
You would normally be helped by a fitter's ‘mate’.
You might work with traditional wooden- and metal-framed products as well as modern UPVC units. You could also learn the special skills needed to repair and replace windows in old buildings.
As well as fitting windows on site, you may sometimes work on making the glass sheets. You’d need an awareness of safe working practices when handling glass.
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