Howells Introduces New Online Rooflight Workshop

Following the success of its GQA approved Rooflight Familiarisation Workshop launched earlier this year, Howells Patent Glazing is pleased to introduce a new basic version, online.

Divided into three sections the online workshop examines elements of the complete practical workshop and contains useful assembly and installation information for the company’s slimline double-pitched rooflight – from flatpack to handover ready.

The e-learning experience is open to all but will most likely appeal to glaziers, rooflight installers and sales representatives, or those seeking an introduction to the fenestration industry.

Providing a valuable insight into the construction of aluminium rooflights, and designed to improve technical and practical understanding, the online workshop comprises three videos and a short online assessment via email link.  Those who achieve 70% or above will receive a Howells certificate of completion.

Successful participants will be able to explain the assembly process and limitations of a Howells flatpack rooflight; follow instructions using the installation guide; describe how to handle materials onsite and understand the benefits of using the Howells Patent Glazing system.

Training is provided by ASPIRE.  Places are chargeable and the course must be completed within two months, from the date of purchase.

The online training videos are presented in English.  It is the responsibility of the person booking the course to ensure that the participant/s can fulfil the written elements.

GQA approved Rooflight Familiarisation Workshop

Alongside the online version, Howells continues to offer the UK’s first GQA approved Rooflight Familiarisation Workshop from its premises in Cradley Heath, Birmingham.  The six-hour workshop is provided by GQA accredited trainers, ASPIRE and sessions are held in accordance with the current government guidelines on coronavirus.

Trainees will learn about the components, assembly and installation of the company’s slimline rooflight, with hands-on experience. Successful completion of the GQA approved Rooflight Familiarisation Workshop will result in a Howells certificate of attendance and unlike the online workshop, the opportunity to gain a GQA certificate and skills card.

Places are chargeable once again and limited to six per training session, with one session per month.  The charge for the practical workshop can be claimed back against the purchase of a Howells hipped rooflight.

Coming Soon

A new workshop for the company’s popular low-pitch, non-intrusive aluminium rooflight, Ultraline is due to launch this autumn.  The workshop will include the standard Ultraline rooflight alongside the vented, steel rafter and glass rafter options.

To book a place on the Rooflight Familiarisation Workshop, participate in the online course, or express interest in the Ultraline workshop, please call 01384 820 060 or visit