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The NECBirmingham 23-25 May 2017


Master Fitter Challenge

WINDOW FITTERS - How Good Do You Think You Are?

New for 2017

Finals take place at the UK’s premier event venue The National Exhibition Centre

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.

As well as a new venue for 2017 a number of new challenges will face competitors including aluminium frames, reflecting the continued boom in sales of aluminium windows, bi-folding and sliding doors. The Master Fitter Challenge technical team is also looking at including a lantern roof in addition to the regular challenges including PVC-U windows and composite doors, the latter provided by leading manufacturer Apeer Doors.  The full programme will be announced later in the year.

Enter now! It’s never too early! 

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Residential Door Challenge

For the 2017 Mater Fitter Challenge, Apeer Doors has stepped in to provide its popular, top selling composite residential doors upon which the finalists will be called to show their skills in the Residential Door Competition. Apeer's GRP faced doors have an excellent reputation for manufactured integrity and durability over many thousands of installations throughout the UK and Ireland.


Managed by GQA


GQA are the Master Fitter Challenge managers for the 4th 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 May 2017.



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