Insulation installer places insulation bats in the frame of a new wall

Insulation and Home Improvement Installer

Insulation and Home Improvement Installers install a variety of insulation materials to improve resistance to heat, cold, air, sound and moisture, and install functional and decorative home improvements.

Overview

Insulation and Home Improvement Installers install a variety of insulation materials to improve resistance to heat, cold, air, sound and moisture, and install functional and decorative home improvements.

Day-to-day

  • examining plans, specifications and work sites to determine the type and quality of installations required and their location
  • preparing site for insulation and installation of fittings by nailing up furring, drilling holes for screws and bolts, and erecting scaffolding and ladders
  • gluing blocks and slabs of foamed plastic and cork to walls
  • operating equipment to blow and spray mineral wool, fibre fill and foam insulation material into cavities
  • cutting insulation material to size and shape, and nailing and stapling batt-type insulation to joists, studs and furring
  • measuring, cutting and applying solar control film to windows
  • fitting awnings, security screens, shower screens, prefabricated windows and doors, exterior cladding and other home improvements using hand tools
  • drilling holes in wood, brick, stone and fibrous structures, and bolting, screwing and nailing fittings into place
  • attaching and adjusting mechanical fittings such as cranks, locks and pull-cords
  • installing flashing and waterproofing to fittings such as shower screens and prefabricated windows and doors.

Considerations

  • physically demanding
  • requires driving
  • working outdoors.

Occupation snapshot
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$1,442 / week
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Apprenticeships may be available

To become an Insulation and Home Improvement Installer

  • You can work as an Insulation or Home Improvement Installer without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. Some workers have Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualifications in areas such as building, carpentry, joinery or metal trades.

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