McLaren Construction is an award winning contractor with an established reputation for consistent delivery of outstanding projects across all market sectors. We specialise in new build, refurbishment and fit out projects for major blue chip customers. Continuous review and improvement enable us to develop robust and practical procedures, from inception to completion, that centre on delivering high quality solutions against challenging demands.
We pride ourselves on the high calibre and expertise of our team, and actively encourage creative engineering solutions that meet the complex needs of our customers.
Roles and Responsibilities
Individuals wishing to become dry liners do not need to have any formal qualifications or training, although if you do they are likely to be advantageous.
Prospective dry liners should have good practical skills, be able to read diagrams and technical drawings and have a good level of fitness.
Dry liners build internal walls in residential and commercial structures. They use plasterboard panels to reduce cost and weight and also to make the walls easier to move or remove.
As a dry liner, your work will involve a ‘fixing’ stage, followed by a ‘finishing’ stage.
At the ‘fixing’ stage, you will:
- Measure and cut plasterboard to the right sizes and angles
- Fix the panels to timber or metal frames (or ceiling joists) using special studs
- Cut panels to fit around doorways and create openings for windows
You will then ‘finish’ the walls by:
- Sealing joints using filler or adhesive
- Taping over the seal either by hand or with a taping machine
- Applying a thin layer of plaster over the tape (skimming)
- Sanding down the area ready for painting and decorating
Dry lining methods are used to hide wiring or pipes, improve a room’s acoustics, and provide a cavity space for insulation or to smooth out uneven walls during renovation work. This role could be combined with traditional plastering or other types of work, for example sectioning off areas in open-plan offices
We are currently looking for an Apprentice with the following requirements
- Good GCSE maths and English grade C or above
- Good communication skills both verbal and written
- Must be punctual
- Must be able to follow instruction of supervisor
The ideal candidate will be
- Practical ability and awareness of working safely
- Reasonable fitness levels
- Self-motivation and desire to learn
- Is both resilient and committed
- Good co-ordination skills and a methodical approach
- Is always looking to improve
- Enjoys being a team player