Plasterer Jobs

Stafffinders sources skilled talent for Plastering jobs within Glasgow, Edinburgh and throughout the rest of Scotland. Within Plasterer jobs, there are two main types of plastering. The first one is known as solid plastering which involves them applying wet plaster to walls and ceilings to form a flat, smooth surface, ready for decoration. The other type of Plasterer jobs is fibrous plastering, which is a specialist job involving making or repairing decorative plaster mouldings, such as cornices or ceiling roses.

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

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

Duties of a Plasterer

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.  Workers 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.

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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  1. Joiner

    Location: Ayrshire

    Salary: TBC

    Category: Construction / Trades / Property

    Staffinders require 6 x Joiners for work in Largs and surrounding areas.
    Must have CSCS Cards, Previous site experience & checkable references.
    Immediate start available
    6 month contract
    Finishing work
    Roughing work
    Kit erectors 
    This vacancy is being advertised on behalf of Stafffinders which is operating as an employment business

  2. Ground Worker

    Location: Glasgow Area

    Salary: TBC

    Category: Civil Engineer

    Stafffinders are recruiting on behalf of our client a well-established Civil Engineering and Building Contractor based in Scotland
    We are looking for Ground workers for ongoing projects in the Glasgow area.
    All candidates must have:
    CSCS card
    IPAF, Harness.
    Duties will include General labouring and Concrete Repairs
    This vacancy is ...

  3. Joiner

    Location: Edinburgh

    Salary: £18.00 p/h

    Category: Construction / Trades / Property

    Stafffinders are looking for a number of Joiners for works in the Edinburgh area.
    Due to the scope of work we are looking for joiners capable of finishings, ceiling and partitioning works on a mixture of commercial developments for our client. 
    Must have previous experience, Valid CSCS Card, Own Tools ...

  4. Tilers

    Location: Edinburgh

    Salary: £18.50 p/h

    Category: Construction / Trades / Property

    Stafffinders Edinburgh are looking for experienced Tilers for work in Edinburgh city centre.
    Immediate start is available on a commercial fit out laying 1200x600 and 600/600 tiles, cutter is available on site, must hold a valid Blue CSCS Card.
    Pay is £18.50 umb,cis or ltd.
    We are ...

  5. Domestic Electrician

    Location: Edinburgh

    Salary: £18.00 p/h

    Category: Electrician

    We are currently seeking a number of Domestic electricians based in Edinburgh city centre to work on townhouse properties. 
    Monday to Friday, 40 hours per week, position is on-going, this includes a rate of £18 per hour. 
    Electrician requirements; 

    17th/18th Edition 
    Atleast 2 years experience
    Own tools
    ECS card ...

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