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The NECBirmingham 23-25 May 2017


Master Fitter Challenge

For 2017, just six installers will compete in the live finals at The FIT Show, when they will actually install glazing products as thousands of visitors to the event mill around the show. With the incentive of huge cash prizes totalling £10,000 and more importantly, their pride and reputations at stake, the finalists will be distilled from an entry list following an exhaustive filtering process carried out by glass qualifications authority and associated industry expert judges. The process includes a site visit for those reaching the second stage so entrants have to be at their best, in real world conditions.

For 2016 the skill sets included sash windows with products supplied by Liniar, residential doors supplied by Truedoor and for the first time in the FIT Show Master Fitter Challenge in association with FENSA, a solid roof with products supplied by Supalite. The resi-door fault finding exercise was also included once again.

The first, second, and third places are rewarded with cash prizes of £5,000, £3,000 and £2,000 respectively and a huge boost to their reputations, with the names kept a strict secret until their announcement during The FIT Show gala dinner.

*subject to technical appraisal


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FENSA is the only glazing Competent Persons Scheme known by name, by homeowners (Source: BBC Wales) Installation of replacement windows, doors and rooflights must comply with Building Regulations. FENSA certified installers can self-certify compliance with the Building Regulations and issue homeowners with a certificate. FENSA only operates in England and Wales. Commercial installations, new build, conservatories, listed buildings, doors with less than 50% glazing or glazing repair work are not covered. In addition to sponsoring the Master Fitter Challenge, FENSA will be at FIT 2016 as part of the GGF Group to deliver a range of seminars such as on the Building Regulations, Window/Door Energy Ratings and FENSA Pay As You Go.




Truedor from IG Doors was officially launched at the FIT Show in 2014 and they are again a major sponsor of the Master Fitter Challenge and provider of the composite doors for the live final. Truedor comprises an outstanding range of styles and colours with something for every property type; coloured glass, coloured outer frames, secured by design locking and triple dog bolts as standard are all a part of the offering and all of this is supplemented by great service, named delivery days, and outstanding marketing support.




Supalite Tiled Roof Systems is among the premier suppliers of solid conservatory roofs for the replacement and new-build markets. With a vast array of styles and tile colour options and finishes the company was quick to take up the opportunity to include its products in the Master Fitter Challenge. With a new Orangery roof among many new products available to visitors to the FIT Show the company can rightly claim to be a leader in its field.




Liniar has a well-deserved reputation for innovation across the windows industry, using the latest technology and processes to design some of the most sought-after PVCu products on the market. With a nationwide network of fabricators, Liniar offers benefits to window manufacturers, installers and consumers alike. Flush sash windows will be supplied for the finals in Telford, offering the chance to get hands-on with Liniar profile. Liniar is delighted to sponsor the Master Fitter Challenge for the second year running and wishes all six finalists the best of luck in April!




Over 10 silicone grades and 15 popular foil matched colours stocked for next day delivery makes Whizzle the no 1 sealant supplier for discerning fenestration professionals. And at £69 for free carriage and a range that includes the pro’s favourite Ceresit 7T perimeter sealant, ZZR® fabrication screws and an extensive range of installation consumables, you can see why.

As the Official Supplier of Sealants Whizzle is delighted to support the Master Fitter Challenge as part of the company's commitment to quality in its products and in the continuous development of installation standards in the window, door and conservatory industry.

See our products in action on the Master Fitter Challenge Pavilion in the Atrium or on our stand at The FIT Show.


Chase Taylor

Chase Taylor

Chase Taylor Installer Recruitment is a part of the Chase Taylor Recruitment business. Specialising in sourcing installers who are looking for contract or permanent placements to match with the needs of clients throughout the industry Chase Taylor Installer Recruitment has partnered with competition managers GQA to offer installers and surveyors the opportunity to become qualified or MTC compliant, and in so doing being able to offer its clients the highest standard of operatives.


Managed by GQA


GQA are the Master Fitter Challenge managers for the third FIT Show running; they are the leading writers of qualifications for the glazing industry and have worked with and for the sector for over 25 years. Its qualifications are delivered to the industry by over 80 approved centres throughout the UK and include NVQ’s and MTC’s as well as skills cards for trained operatives. GQA will be assessing all entrants to the competition as well as managing the live final at the FIT Show in April 2017.


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