Plasterer Jobs

Plasterers can carry out two main types of plastering. One of which is solid plastering which involves them applying wet plaster to walls and ceilings to form a flat, smooth surface, ready for decoration. Plasterers can also carry out fibrous plastering, which is a specialist job involving making or repairing decorative plaster mouldings, such as cornices or ceiling roses.

Plasterering involves working in new and existing buildings undergoing refurbishment.  Plasterers may also gain some work in the ‘heritage' sector, conserving and restoring historic buildings. They may occasionally work outdoors, applying render to outside walls.

The average salary for a plasterer is £29,000 in the UK.

What do plasterers do? 

Plasterers will normally work 39 hours, Monday to Friday, but they can often work overtime. A  solid plasterer will mainly work indoors. Conditions on building sites can be cold and draughty. Fibrous plasterers are usually based in workshops.

A plastering role involves work that requires a lot of standing, bending, kneeling and climbing.  Plasterers may have to travel from site to site, and they may also work away from home for short or long periods of time.

The role requires fitness and strength, to be able to work quickly but carefully, have the good hand-to-eye coordination for fibrous plastering and other decorative work.

There are more than 39,000 plasterer jobs in the UK. The main employers are specialist contractors and general building contractors. The number of jobs is expected to decline in the future and some are moving into the dry lining, a related trade where plasterboard is attached to walls and ceilings

The training usually involves a combination of on-the-job experience and attendance at a college or a training centre. There are apprenticeship schemes available, and it is possible to do NVQs/SVQs in plastering.

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