Wall and ceiling liners make, apply and fix the internal and external linings of commercial and domestic buildings. These linings may include office partitions, non-structural walls and ceilings.
Duties & Tasks
Wall and ceiling liners may perform the following tasks:measure room walls, work out plasterboard layout and install insulation and moisture barriersmeasure and mark cutting lines on plasterboardcut plasterboard, lift and position panels, and nail, screw or glue them to walls, ceilings or wooden strips (battens)prepare corner beading panel mouldings, ceiling centres and other plaster fittingscover joins and nail holes with wet plaster or sealing compounds and smooth them using wet brushes and sand paperfix precast cornices and panel mouldings, ceiling centres and other plaster fittingsinstall fire-rated wall barriersspray fibrous materials over surfaces to be coveredinstall acoustic walls and treatmentsmake fibrous plaster moulds in factories.
Wall and ceiling liners usually work in dusty conditions. They may work alone or in teams of two or three, both indoors and outdoors. They may have contact with the public.
- enjoy practical work good hand-eye coordination able to work at heights able to work neatly and accurately able to read, interpret and work from plans.