How to become a Glazier

  • Price: £5.99
  • Published: May 2015
  • Type: Business Opportunity Profile
  • Format: PDF
  • What qualifications and skills are required?
  • What are the key market issues and trends?
  • What are the main trading issues?
  • Legislation
  • Further information

Glaziers are skilled tradespeople who install and replace conservatories and glass panes and other items of glazing such as sealed unit windows and doors in residential, commercial and industrial buildings. Some provide an emergency call-out service, securing damaged windows and doors before removing and replacing them.

In addition to general glass installation and replacement, some glaziers provide specialist services involving toughened or fire-resistant safety glass, insulated glass units for energy conservation, and decorative or stained glass for churches or historic buildings.

Some glaziers operate as subcontractors for larger firms such as builders and construction firms and others specialise in fitting double glazing or conservatories for both consumers and trade customers.

This profile provides information about starting up and trading as a glazier. It describes the skills required, the training available, the current market trends and the key trading issues. It also explains the legislation that must be complied with and provides sources of further information and support.

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