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The NECBirmingham 21-23 May 2019

Tuesday 21st

Wednesday 22nd

Thursday 23rd


Now Closed to Entries


How Good Do You Think You Are?

Show off your skills for a chance to be crowned Master Fitter of the Year

Meet our reigning champion

The winner of the 2016 Master Fitter Challenge football-mad Craig Hanson says he felt like he’d been voted ‘Footballer of the Year’ when he learned he had won this year’s title. The Huddersfield based Pennine Windows installer swept the board at this year’s event by winning each of the window, door and roof fitting competitions, which meant Craig took the overall title unanimously.

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Our Sponsors



Fit Show 2017 Final

FENSA is delighted to be sponsoring the Master Fitter Challenge 2017 - the 4th time that FENSA has supported this showcase of best practice.

The FENSA team will be at FIT 2017 to answer installers questions and give advice on all aspects of the Building Regulations. There will also be information on the new, free FENSA Window and Doorset Energy Ratings scheme, FENSA Pay As You Go and Minimum Technical Competencies.

FENSA is the only glazing Competent Persons Scheme known by name, by homeowners (Source: BBC Wales). It allows installers of replacement windows, doors and rooflights in domestic properties to self-certify compliance with Building Regulations.

FENSA certified installers can then issue homeowners with a FENSA certificate. FENSA only operates in England and Wales.

Commercial installations, new build, conservatories, listed building, doors with less than 50% glazing or glazing repair work are NOT covered.


Window Challenge

By Epwin

Epwin Window Systems is backing the Master Fitter Challenge to show the company’s commitment to supporting the installer and also to demonstrate its commitment to the improvement of installation standards and customer service at the most important point of contact – on site.

This year Epwin is launching Excellence as Standard, a brand new ground-floor-up Installer Scheme that invites loyalty and trust, and which re-defines the benchmarks for service in the home improvement industry.

Excellence As Standard works across each of the Epwin Window Systems brands – Profile 22, Spectus and Swish – and provides tangible, unique benefits for its members, partners and homeowners.

Come and take a look at the finalists competing live in the Master Fitter Challenge – and then step next door to the Epwin Window Systems stand to find out how you too can offer Excellence As Standard.


Innovation in Window and Door Frame Installation


The Master Fitter Competition at FIT Show is known for incorporating the latest trends in the market and raising installation standards, which makes TruFit a perfect fit.

Glazpart is promoting TruFit at FIT Show as 'filling a gap in the installer's toolkit' so it was right that the product should become part of the Master Fitter Challenge. Glazpart says the product helps fitters install windows more profitably, efficiently, speedily, accurately and cleanly whilst maintaining the performance of energy efficient windows. The 2017 challenge finalists will be told: "Don't just fit it, TruFit it!" as they are tasked with installing frames using this innovative method.

TruFit is a pre-compressed foam tape which works by expanding to completely fill the gap between the wall and the window frame. It delivers a thermally beneficial, consistent, air and weather tight seal with a distinctive finish - 'the shadow line of quality'.

Visit Glazpart stand E50 during the show for a closer look at this neat modern finish and the opportunity to discuss TruFit's time, cost and efficiency savings too.


Residential Door Challenge


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.


Conservatory Roof Challenge


The Atlas lantern is the best looking lantern on the market... we know it, our customers know it and even the FIT Show knows it.

Specially chosen by the FIT Show themselves, Atlas Glazed Roof Solutions is proud to be the official LANTERN ROOF sponsor for the Master Fitter Challenge.

Atlas was the fastest growing conservatory and orangery roof system in the UK in 2016 and FIT SHOW visitors will see for themselves exactly why this is.

Showcasing the famous Skyroom, visitors will be able to see how this unique roof system gives the incredible illusion of a real orangery without the expensive price tag. As well as this, Atlas will be launching more product innovations. The Atlas roof is renowned for its minimalist features and the new Flat Rooflight will be no exception. We have created a Flat Rooflight which mimics the Atlas signature USPs achieving the ultimate ALL SKY NO ROOF. Come and take a look at the extended range of Atlas Contemporary Lantern – all on a 5 day turnaround.

Come and see what all the fuss is about on stand N20




NEW FOR 2017
As our name suggests, aluminium lies at the heart of everything we do at AluK. And has done for over 20 years. Why aluminium? It's light, strong and highly sustainable. It doesn't warp or rust and is near maintenance-free. It's also exceptionally versatile. So what better material to choose for the 2017 Master Fitter Challenge at The FIT Show?

We'll be providing our ever-popular BSF70 bi-fold door for the event, where the six best installers will battle it out for fitting supremacy as they tackle aluminium frames for the very first time at the show. And with popularity and sales in aluminium frames currently booming, we suspect it won't be the last time.

In addition to supporting the 2017 Master Fitter Challenge, we also have a dedicated AluK stand at The FIT Show, where our aluminium experts will be on hand to answer any technical questions and share their knowledge. Naturally we'll be bringing along a selection of our market-leading aluminium façade systems for visitors to view up close and personal too.


Proud Managers of the Master Fitter Challenge


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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