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Plastering and Drywall Systems

Skill Explained

The skilled plasterer may work on both internal and external plastering and rendering work. Much modern internal work is completed using drywall systems which involve the plasterer creating metal frames and installing plasterboard before the application on the final surface. These constructions can be complex and include curves and openings for doors and windows. Traditional plastering involves the preparation of the background prior to application of the plaster surface. The plasterer will prepare materials for use and be fully aware of legislation and official guidance relating to the preparation and use of materials. In addition to plastering flat surfaces, the skilled plasterer will create and install decorative mouldings. Plasterers will also be required to make repairs.

The plasterer may work on large construction sites for domestic, commercial or industrial use, in single domestic and commercial premises or on historic buildings and heritage sites. Much plastering work on larger sites is sub-contracted and as such many skilled plasterers will be self-employed, meaning that they have to take responsibility for tax and other earnings related regulation.

A high degree of accuracy, care and skill is required. Preparation for plastering work will include complex mathematical calculations. The practitioner needs to be able to read, interpret and analyse complex specifications describing the work required and be able to convert these plans into reality.

A range of materials can be used depending on the site and the planned use of the finished building. Some materials can be harmful, so care must always be taken by the plasterer to prevent injury or damage in use or disposal of waste.

Plasterers often form part of a team, working efficiently and effectively with other skilled craftsmen in a logical and well planned manner.

What the Competitors do at the Competition

The Competitor is judged on:

  • Interpretation of plans and drawings
  • Construction of partitions and ceilings
  • Insulation materials (thermal, acoustic, fire)
  • Finishing of plasterboards (taping and coating)
  • Plastering (mouldings and plaster coatings)
  • Creation and decoration
  • Working environment including safety, laws and hygiene




Lukas Beck
Principality of Liechtenstein

Anvar Daurenov


Anvar Daurenov

Yassin Fischer



Robert Johnson
United Kingdom




Lukas Prell


Chinese Taipei




Kuo Jen Chang
Chinese Taipei

Joe Clarke

Jochen Drescher


Manfred Kurz

Atisha Lutchman
South Africa

Rudolf Moesching



Peter Moore
United Kingdom

Rogerio Oliveira

Elena Parikova



Jae Seung SONG

Carl-Erik Spång



Eric Spinnoy

Leo Stillhard
Principality of Liechtenstein

Masaichi Takano


Carlos Alberto Toro Gutiérrez

Galiya Zhamileva


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