This specific area of the construction industry is considered as an artful process due to the delicate nature of the plastering, have you got what it takes?
The workforce is projected to expand by 3% over the period to 2024, adding
1,526 jobs. In the same period, 26% of the workforce is projected to retire, creating 13,714 job openings.
Plasterers apply plaster and cement mixtures to walls and ceilings, fix fibrous sheets and cast and fix ornamental plasterwork to the interior or exterior of buildings.
- mixes, or directs the mixing of, plaster to desired consistency
applies and smoothes one or more coats of plaster and produces a finished surface, using hand tools or mechanical spray
pours liquid plaster into mould to cast ornamental plaster work
measures, cuts, installs and secures plaster board and/or ornamental plasterwork to walls and ceilings
covers and seals joints between boards and finishes surface
checks surface level using line, spirit level and straight edge.
Courses at Folkestone College