Master Fitter winners

David Keates and Jonathon Mountford of DK Windows were declared the overall winners of this year’s Master Fitter Challenge at the FIT Show.

The results were announced just hours after the competition closed at the FIT Show Gala Dinner by celebrity host Nick Knowles.

Six teams competed to install windows, residential and bifolding doors, and a lantern roof in just two days, all before the critical eyes of hundreds of their peers and a tough team of assessors, again provided by GQA.

David and Jonathon prevailed in what was declared the most professional MFC competition yet to win a cheque for £5,000. The judges also thought the duo was the best at installing bifolding doors and were also declared winners of that section of the competition.

The runners-up were David Shaw and Nathan Daw of Shaw Home Improvements who took home a prize of £3,000, also winning the Lantern Roof section of the event, with the final cash prize of £2,000 being scooped by Dale Harrison and Colin Stubbs of West Yorkshire Windows, who also won the Window Fitting section. Mark West and Mark Hardy of Sherborne Windows won the Residential Door fitting section.

Products installed by the teams were fitted to specially designed and built competition rigs that were designed to replicate real-life technical installation conditions, although the pressures of being observed by visitors are probably less than encountered from beady-eyed homeowners.

Products for the competition were supplied by FIT Show exhibitors, including: Aluk (bifolding doors); Epwin (windows); Apeer (residential composite doors); and Atlas (lantern roofs).

Edgetech’s new installation tape Trufit was introduced as an additional test. Once again Fensa provided its support for the event.