Plastering (City of Glasgow College)

Competition Overview

The plasterer is indispensable to most domestic and commercial worksites – making walls and ceilings smooth and ready for decorating, plus many other requirements such as soundproofing and weatherproofing. They mix and apply different kinds of plaster to inside walls and ceilings and cover outside walls with coatings such as sand and cement render, pebble-dash, stone-effect materials, and even machine-applied finishing.

There are two types of plasterer - Solid Plasterer & Fibrous Plasterer, but many do both. Solid Plastering is the application of wet finishes to surfaces and putting protective coverings such as pebble-dashing on external walls. Fibrous plastering involves creating ornamental plasterwork (such as ceiling roses and cornices) using a mixture of plaster and short fibres shaped with moulds and casts.

A maximum of 2 competitors may enter this competition per organisation.

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