Without wall and ceiling fixers, we would be looking up at rafters, wires and plumbing pipes, and have problems effectively insulating our homes against extremes of temperature.
Their job involves fitting suspended ceilings, often in big modern buildings like shops, offices and hospitals as well as residential homes. They install insulation, fire-rated panels and acoustic walls, and fix plasterboard panels to timber frames in houses and other buildings. The skill of a wall and ceiling fixer can be seen in some of the elaborate, curved ceiling work evident in expensive hotels and resorts. After the panels have been fixed, joints and nail holes are flushed to give a smooth, even finish ready for the painters to come in.
Wall and ceiling fixers are often sub-contractors to building companies and shopfitters.
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