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.

Specialisations

Fixer (Plaster)

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.

Personal Requirements

  • enjoy practical work
  • good hand-eye coordination
  • able to work at heights
  • able to work neatly and accurately
  • able to read and interpret plans.

Related Jobs

  • Bricklayer
  • Building Contractor
  • Floor Finisher and Coverer
  • Painter and Decorator 

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