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Access floorers install raised floor systems. This can include just about any project that requires raised floorings – from houses to nightclubs to airports.


Average salaries are in the region of £20,000.00 to £30,000.00. Salaries will vary depending on location / employer

Career Profile

Access floorers install raised floor systems. This can include just about any project that requires raised floorings – from houses to nightclubs to airports.These raised floor systems help to hide electrical and computer cables while also providing easy access to them.

What they do

Working in construction as an access floorer, you would work alongside many other construction professionals including electricians and plumbers.

As with some other construction jobs, this is a fairly physically demanding role, with lots of kneeling down, lifting and carrying involved.

Typical tasks iWhat the nclude:

  • Working alongside contractors and other construction workers
  • Providing solutions and strategies to clients
  • Interpreting drawings
  • Cleaning areas where flooring will be installed
  • Gluing and nailing floor coverings into place
  • Using specialist tools and access flooring techniques
  • Visiting and assessing potential new projects

Hours & Salary: 

Many access floorers work around 40 hours a week, which could also involve evenings and weekends.

  • Newly trained access floorers can earn in the region of £12,000 - £16,500
  • Trained with experience access floorers can earn in the region of £20,000 - £30,000 

Salaries typically depend on location, employer and any overtime that you may do. Self-employed access floorers set their own pay rates. 


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Qualifications & Training

There are no formal academic qualifications necessary to become an access floorer, though it is generally recommended to achieve a GCSE in mathematics and English at grade C or above – Standard Grades, National 4/5s.

For information on the access floorer role in Scotland please visit the SDS website 'My World of Work'.

However, there are some vocational qualifications that can help you gain a job as an access floorer.

These include Level 2 SVQ/NVQ Diploma in Interior Systems (Access Flooring) which contains units in:

  • Installing raised access flooring systems in the workplace
  • Removing and relocating raised access flooring systems in the workplace

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Career trends and forecasts

1,070 additional staff needed

The UK construction industry will need an additional 1,070 floorers (which includes access flooring) to meet demand every year from 2016 until 2020 – according to the latest Construction Skills Network research (LMI). The majority of the demand for these construction jobs will be in the North West, Greater London and South East.

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