Celebrating the best glass installations

FIT Show’s ‘Installation of the Year’ competition celebrates the best in commercial and residential glazed installations.

The hunt is on for the fabrication and installation industry’s best glazed installations as the FIT Show’s ‘Installation of the Year’ competition returns for 2018. The competition was launched last year and with more than 1000 entries and 200 votes, it proved hugely popular with the industry – so much so that the organisers decided to make it an annual event.

How to enter

The ‘Installation of the Year’ competition celebrates excellence in commercial and residential installations, and entries can span a whole range of installation types, including facades, conservatories, balustrades and bi-fold doors. The competition runs from now until June and entries can be made via Twitter with participants posting a picture of the installation to @FITShow along with a short description of the project and using either the #commercial or #residential hashtag.

A monthly winner will be chosen in each category, and these winners will then battle it out to take the overall ‘Installation of the Year’ prize, which will be decided by a public vote.

FIT Show Event Director, Nickie West said: “The FIT Show is all about celebrating the great work that is being done throughout our industry and ‘Installation of the Year’ is our way of showcasing this. We were overwhelmed by the success of last year’s competition and wanted to maintain this platform to highlight the UK window and door industry at its very best. The excitement last year was incredible and we expect it to be even more successful over the next few months.

“This is a chance for people to show their competitors and customers just what they can do, with the added kudos of taking home either the monthly or overall ‘Installation of the Year’ winners’ crown.”

FIT Show 2019

The overall winners of the ‘Installation of the Year’ competition will be announced at the Gala Dinner of the 2019 FIT Show, with the lucky winners picking up a trophy and a two-night stay at a golf/spa hotel.

Taking place from 21-23 May next year at Birmingham NEC, FIT Show is the biggest trade show event for fabricators and installers. This biennial event combines hundreds of exhibitors showcasing new products and services with free seminars on key issues affecting window, door and conservatory businesses. FIT Show 2019 is set to be the largest yet, with more exhibitors than ever before, including Caulfield Conservatories partner, Internorm Windows UK Ltd.

This year’s event also includes a new feature specifically for the glass industry. Visit Glass at FIT 2019 has something for everyone working in this field, including key exhibitors from leading brands along with a full seminar programme which will focus on areas such as glass lamination, glass technology and how to make the step from the residential to commercial market.

With more exhibitors, products, seminars and networking opportunities than ever before, FIT Show 2019 is a must-visit for companies in the fabrication and installation industry. Full registration doesn’t open until autumn of this year, but until then you can register your interest on the FIT Show website.

And in the meantime, don’t forget to check out the entries for FIT Show’s ‘Installation of the Year’ competition! It could provide you with inspiration for your next glass installation project.