Glaziers, window fabricators and fitters


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Job holders in this unit group install pre-glazed wooden, metal or PVC framework, and cut, fit and set glass in windows, doors, shop fronts, and other structural frames.


There are no formal academic entry requirements. Entry is typically through an apprenticeship in Glazing Installation or Installing Architectural Glazing Systems leading to an NVQ/SVQ at Level 3.

Typical tasks

  • examines drawings or specifications to determine job requirements;
  • scores plain, coloured, safety and ornamental glass with hand cutter and breaks off glass by hand or with pliers;
  • smoothes edges of glass and positions and secures in frame or grooved lead strips;
  • applies mastic, putty or adhesive between glass and frame and trims off excess with knife;
  • fixes mirror panels to interior and exterior walls and repairs and replaces broken glass.

Common job titles

Erector, conservatory
Maker, window, glass, stained
Fabricator, UPVC
Fabricator, glass
Maker, unit (window mfr)
Fitter, gasket (window mfr)
Fixer, window
Installer, window
Fixer, light, lead
Fixer, window and door
Contractor, glazing, double
Fitter, glass
Glazer, patent
Craftsman, light, leaded
Leader, window
Maker, light, lead
Fabricator, window
Fitter, glazing, double
Maker, light, leaded
Engineer, installation
Fixer, glazing, patent
Worker, glass, decorative
Glazier and decorator
Manufacturer, glazing, double
Maker, window
Maker, window, lead
Installer, glazing, double
Maker, frame, window
Fabricator, glazing, double
Manufacturer (window mfr)
Manufacturer, window
Cutter, glass
Fitter, window, UPVC
Setter-out, light, lead
Fitter, window
Fixer, vitrolite
Worker, lead
Glazer, double
Fabricator, window and door