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Job Description

Job Description

A Plasterer will specialise in different aspects of plastering such as boarding, skimming and dot & dab.

The main duties of a plasterer are as follows:

  • Plaster repair work (patching)
  • Re-skims
  • Dry lining (dot and dab).

The average working week for a Plasterer is between 39 and 45 hours.

Typical Hourly Rate

The average hourly pay rate for a Plasterer is between £20-£26.

Required Qualifications

To work as a Plasterer you will need to be either fully qualified or time served.

Qualifications include:

  • NVQs in Plastering
  • Apprentice trained
  • Time served
  • City and Guilds qualified.

References must be provided. You will also be required to hold a valid CSCS card. Skilled cards are required on most sites, however you may be permitted on site at the Contractor’s discretion with a General Operatives green card.

Required Tools

The very basic plastering tools that will be required are: Hawks, Trowels and Floats, Edge and Jointing tools & Featheredges and Darbys.


Do I need a CSCS card?

Yes. To work as a Plasterer you will need to hold a valid CSCS card.

Do I have to provide my own tools?

Yes. As a self-employed Plasterer you are required to provide all your own tools. Materials will be provided by the hirer.

Do I need experience?

Yes. You will need to be competent and have a high quality of work to be engaged as a Plasterer. You must be able to work equally well alone without guidance or as part of a team. You will also be asked to supply a minimum of two recent construction / plastering related work references.

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