Open on: 09/04/2020
Closing on: 03/06/2020
Hours per week
Apprentices need to have at least Entry Level 3 in Functional skills or GSCE grade 3 or above in English, Maths and ICT. It will be an advantage if you have previous related work experience, interior systems or multi-skills qualifications, CSCS and/or PASMA. 18+ Due to Health and Safety.
Will work towards a NVQ Level 2 in Dry Lining.
Dry liners build internal walls in residential and commercial structures. They use plasterboard panels to reduce cost and weight and also to make the walls easier to move or remove.
As a dry liner, your work will involve a fixing’ stage, followed by a finishing’ stage.
At the ‘fixing stage, you will:
Measure and cut plasterboard to the right sizes and angles
Fix the panels to timber or metal frames (or ceiling joists) using special studs
Cut panels to fit around doorways and create openings for windows
You will then finish the walls by:
Sealing joints using filler or adhesive
Taping over the seal either by hand or with a taping machine
Applying a thin layer of plaster over the tape (skimming)
Sanding down the area ready for painting and decorating
Dry lining methods are used to hide wiring or pipes, improve a rooms acoustics, and provide a cavity space for insulation or to smooth out uneven walls during renovation work. This role could be combined with traditional plastering or other types of work, for example sectioning off areas in open-plan offices.