Plasterer - Fibrous
Fibrous plasterers make, apply and fix the internal linings of commercial and domestic buildings.
Fibrous plasterers may perform the following tasks:
- measure room walls, work out plasterboard layout and install insulation and moisture barriers
- measure and mark cutting lines on plasterboard
- cut plasterboard, lift and position panels, and nail, screw or glue them to walls, ceilings or wooden strips called battens
- prepare corner beading panel mouldings, ceiling centres and other plaster fittings
- cover joins and nail holes with wet plaster or sealing compounds and smooth them using wet brushes and sand paper
- install fire-rated wall barriers
- spray fibrous materials over surfaces to be covered
- install acoustic walls and treatments
- make fibrous plaster moulds in factories.
A plaster fixer installs plasterboard sheets and cornices in buildings.
Modellers Hand (Plaster)
A modellers hand makes plaster moulds.
Sheet Hand (Plaster)
A sheet hand makes fibrous enrichments.
Fibrous plasterers usually work in dusty conditions. They may have contact with the public.
- enjoy practical work
- good hand-eye coordination
- able to work at heights
- able to work neatly and accurately
- able to read and interpret plans.
- Building Contractor
- Floor Finisher and Coverer
- Painter and Decorator