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Home Improvement Installer

Home Improvement Installers install functional and decorative home improvements, such as awnings, curtains, blinds, security screens, garage doors, exterior cladding, shower screens, and prefabricated windows and doors.

Overview

Home Improvement Installers install functional and decorative home improvements, such as awnings, curtains, blinds, security screens, garage doors, exterior cladding, shower screens, and prefabricated windows and doors.

Day-to-day

  • examining plans, specifications and work sites to determine the type and quality of installations required and their location
  • preparing site for 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
  • 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.

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Apprenticeships may be available

To become a Home Improvement Installer

  • You can work as a Home Improvement Installer without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A certificate II or III in blinds, awnings, security screens and grilles might be helpful. Some Home Improvement Installers have gained skills in related fields such as carpentry, joinery or metal trades.

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