Fibrous Plasterer plastering gypsum board wall

Fibrous Plasterer

Fibrous Plasterers apply and fix plasterboard partitions, suspended ceilings, fire rating systems, acoustic tiles, and composite wall linings to buildings.

Overview

Fibrous Plasterers apply and fix plasterboard partitions, suspended ceilings, fire rating systems, acoustic tiles, and composite wall linings to buildings.

Day-to-day

  • determines plasterboard layout and installs insulation and vapour barriers
  • measures, marks and cuts plasterboard, lifts and positions panels and secures them to walls, ceilings and battens
  • prepares corner beads and securing them in position
  • covers joins and nail holes with wet plaster and sealing compounds, and smoothes them using wet brush and sand paper
  • plumbs and straightens corners, angles and wall and ceiling surfaces
  • applies and finishes acoustic, insulating and fireproofing materials bonded with plaster, plastic cement and similar materials.

Considerations

  • physically demanding
  • requires driving
  • working outdoors.

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Moderate
Apprenticeships may be available

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