Insulation and Home Improvement Installers

Snapshot

Insulation and 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.
 
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Insulation and Home Improvement Installers
  • How many are employed in this occupation?
15,600
  • What are the average weekly earnings for full time workers ($ before tax)?
$1000
  • How does unemployment compare with other occupations?
Above average
  • What are the job prospects for this occupation?
Average
  • What will be the likely future employment growth for the next five years?
Strong growth
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Tasks

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  • 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

Job Titles

  • Building Insulation Installer
  • Home Improvement Installer

VET (Vocational Education And Training)

  • Certificate II in Construction

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