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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.












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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