Curtain wall installer

Curtain wall installer

Install curtain wall systems to form all or part of the external envelope of a building

Curtain wall installers work predominantly in the commercial market but there is a growing market for curtain wall screens on higher end residential projects. Usually manufactured from aluminium, it offers a lightweight framework, which is fixed back to the building structure into which a range of infills can be inserted. The infill can be glass, panels, window units, ventilation and acoustic elements. Systems are available using timber and steel and you could be working in the health, education, retail, commercial and leisure sectors and can range from simple single storey retail screens to multi storey, high rise office and residential developments. This is usually a site-based occupation and can involve working at extreme heights including the use of specialist access plant to handle and install the products.


Duration: 21 months

Relevant school subjects: DT and PE

Entry requirements: Depend on employer, but likely GCSEs or equivalent qualifications or relevant experience

Achievement upon completion: Level 3 (Advanced) – equivalent to A-levels

Potential salary upon completion: £25,000

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