Are you are a homeowner looking to save money on a DIY plastering project, or an experienced tradesman looking to extend your skills?
This five-week introduction is ideal for those who do not have the time or money to work towards a qualification but wish to learn the key principles of plastering without the burden of exams.
You will be taught by plastering specialists who will provide in-time demonstrations and specialist tips on how to get started.
All adults are welcome, aged 19+.
There are no formal entry requirements for this experience - you just need a keen interest in home DIY and saving money!
Working within a warm and relaxed group environment, we will cover everything from the importance of health and safety to the correct use of materials and tools for application and finishing.
You will explore a variety of plastering activities, such as:
- Fixing plasterboard to stud work
- Professional flat skimming techniques for walls and ceilings
- Dry lining with plasterboard and adhesive
- Re-skimming techniques
- Feather-in for patch repairs
There are no assessment criteria - just observe, have a go and enjoy!
All materials will be included in the cost you pay.
Please note that you are likely to get messy, so consider wearing appropriate clothing. You will be working within a practical environment so safety shoes must be worn in the workshop at all times.
You could consider studying:
• Wallpapering Skills for Beginners
• An Introduction to Plastering
• An Introduction to Furniture Restoration
• DIY Home Skills for Beginners
Young plasterer Brad Peters loves his apprenticeship with Horbury Building Systems and is looking forward to getting a trade under his belt. Brad, who is 16 and studying for his level 2 plastering qualification via Derby College, has described both his job and his college course as “brilliant.” Now just over six months into his apprenticeship, he is gaining valuable on the job experience alongside Horbury plasterer Paul Coward on a range of commercial contracts. Brad, who is from South Wingfield, wasn’t sure what to do when he first left school but the idea of learning a trade strongly appealed to him. After hearing about Rotherham-based Horbury through a friend of his sister, he contacted the national construction group directly and grasped the opportunity to train as a plasterer. Under Paul’s expert supervision, Brad is currently working on the plastering elements of a new student accommodation block in Coventry and has previously assisted Paul on commercial contracts in Sheffield, Huddersfield, Rochdale and Hull. Brad’s apprenticeship also marks the beginning of a great relationship between Derby College and Horbury, with the company looking to take on more apprentices via the college over the next 12 months
Like with anything there are some jobs I like more than others. Of course scraping and preparation has to be done first, which no one likes much, but I really enjoy the plastering part. It's quite a skill and involves a lot of attention to detail. I'm also enjoying going to Derby College on day release. The facilities there are great and all the teaching staff are very helpful.