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 barriers
measure and mark cutting lines on plasterboard
cut 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 fittings
cover joins and nail holes with wet plaster or sealing compounds and smooth them using wet brushes and sand paper
fix precast cornices and panel mouldings, ceiling centres and other plaster fittings
install fire-rated wall barriers
spray fibrous materials over surfaces to be covered
install acoustic walls and treatments
make 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.