This occupation is found in the construction sector. Fenestration refers to the design, construction, or presence of openings in a building it can include windows, doors, louvres, vents, wall panels, skylights, storefronts, curtain walls, and slope glazed systems. Fabricators may supply directly to homeowners, the new-build market or the commercial and public sector. They can also supply the commercial refurbishment market.

The broad purpose of this occupation is to manufacture finished fenestration products such as conservatory roofing, curtain walls, glazed doors, glazed screening, roof lanterns, roof lights, patent/slope glazing, secondary glazing, shop fronts and windows. They usually specialise in a particular material – aluminium, timber, steel or uPVC and a range of products. They cut and assemble profiles together. Depending on the product they may add glass units, ancillary items for example, fixings and fastening, handles, hinges, locks and louvers, along with weatherproofing for example, gaskets, seals, membranes and sealants.

An employee in this occupation will be responsible for completing their own work, with minimal supervision, ensuring they meet set deadlines. They may work as part of a team, with responsibility for a specific aspect of the fabricator process, contributing to the production of the overall product.

Typical job roles include:

  • • Aluminium/uPVC Fabricator
  • • Double Glazing Window Factory Fabricator
  • • Fabricator
  • • Production Operative
  • • Windows/Doors Fabricator

Course Duration

18 Months

Entry Requirements

You will have to take a Skills Scan to ensure your current level of maths and English is at the required level.

Assessment

• Observation and questioning
• Interview
• Multiple-choice test

Progression

The Fenestration Fabricator role may lead to more specialist occupations through further training, e.g. curtain walling, surveying, and working on high-rise high-risk buildings.

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