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Currently employed in Scotland
What's it like?
You would install and repair the wood inside homes, shops and bars. Or you could build sets for film and TV.
You could work in people’s homes or on construction sites fitting out shops, bars and offices.
You’d carefully measure the wood and cut it to the required size and shape to make things like doors, floors and fitted furniture. Then you’d put it together and fix it inside the building.
You'll need an eye for detail, good maths skills for working out measurements and the ability to follow technical plans.
- Cut and shape timber for floorboards, skirting boards and window frames
- Make and assemble doors, window frames, staircases and fitted furniture
- Fit wooden structures, like floor and roof joists, roof timbers, staircases, partition walls, and door and window frames (first fixings)
- Install skirting boards, door surrounds, doors, cupboards and shelving, as well as door handles and locks (second fixings)
- Build temporary wooden supports to hold concrete in place while it sets, for example building foundations (formwork)
- Make and fit interiors in shops, bars, restaurants, offices and public buildings
- Construct stage sets for theatre, film and TV productions
Taking an organised approach to your work and being aware of health and safety requirements would be important.
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