How to become a Glazier
- Price: £5.99
- Published: July 2017
- Type: Business Opportunity Profile
- Format: PDF
- Qualifications and skills
- Key market issues and trends
- Trading, commercial and legal issues
- Further information
Glaziers are skilled tradespeople who install and replace conservatories, 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 installing or replacing 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 under contract for 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.