Home Improvement Installer

Home Improvement Installer

Home Improvement Installers install a variety of insulation materials to improve resistance to heat, cold, air, sound and moisture, and install functional and decorative home improvements.

Home Improvement Installer

Job Demand: High

Average weekly wage: $1,373

Where you could work:

Renovation businessesMintconstruct Pty Ltd, Jemade Design and Construction, SET Apartment Pty Ltd, Coastech Constructions

Self Employed

Home Improvement Installers do the following tasks:

  • Examining plans, specifications and work sites to determine the type and quality of installations required and their location
  • Preparing site for insulation and installation of fittings by nailing up furring, drilling holes for screws and bolts, and erecting scaffolding and ladders
  • Gluing blocks and slabs of foamed plastic and cork to walls
  • Operating equipment to blow and spray mineral wool, fibre fill and foam insulation material into cavities
  • Cutting insulation material to size and shape, and nailing and stapling batt-type insulation to joists, studs and furring
  • Measuring, cutting and applying solar control film to windows
  • Fitting awnings, security screens, shower screens, prefabricated windows and doors, exterior cladding and other home improvements using hand tools
  • Drilling holes in wood, brick, stone and fibrous structures, and bolting, screwing and nailing fittings into place
  • Attaching and adjusting mechanical fittings such as cranks, locks and pull-cords
  • Installing flashing and waterproofing to fittings such as shower screens and prefabricated windows and doors