Glaziers work with commercially produced glass. They cut, fit, and install glass plates and mirrors, and at times may measure and finish glass as well.

Duties and tasks

  • At times, embellishing glass with special effects such as notching or designs
  • Cutting glass to fit required dimensions
  • Installing glass for windows, mirrors, skylights, cabinets, etc.
  • Measuring to ascertain the measurements of glass required
  • Smoothing rough edges of finished glass

Skills required

  • Ability to manipulate and use hand tools
  • Hand-eye coordination
  • Keen spatial awareness
  • Reading comprehension
  • Use of logic, critical thinking, and reasoning

Working conditions

Like many physical labourers, Glaziers work in different places depending on the type of job at hand. One day, they may be in an office building, and the next, in a private home. Glaziers can work as part of a larger glazing company or on a freelance basis.

Professional associations / Industry information

Housing Industry Association
Master Builders Association
The Australian Glass & Glazing Association (AGGA)

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