Whether it’s the central heating in your house, the ventilation in an office or the pumping station for a hydro-electric dam; construction is filled with systems that need to be built and maintained. Fixers do just that.
Fixers are adaptable, manage their time well and have a specialised skill-set. Fixers follow the strictest of safety procedures to ensure they always deliver a fantastic level of customer service.
When a flower doesn’t bloom, fix the environment in which it grows, not the flower."
- Alexander Den Heijer
Access floorers install raised floor systems using specialist tools and techniques. This could include any project that requires raised floorings – from houses to nightclubs, and airports to offices.
Cavity insulation installers fit insulation materials into buildings, such as damp proofing, loft insulation and cavity wall insulation. Their work helps buildings to retain their heat and be more energy efficient. The role involves checking a property’s suitability for cavity-wall insulation and recommending the best type to use.
Ceiling fixers install suspended ceilings and hide and protect unsightly materials such as wiring, pipework, heating and air-conditioning systems. They play a key role in transforming residential, commercial and industrial projects, or may specialise in renovations or maintaining heritage buildings.
Damp causes serious problems to buildings and can be dangerous to people’s health. As a damp proofer, you would prevent damp entering into buildings from the ground, and through walls and cracks. You could be installing damp-proof products and protecting bricks and timber. You may also repair structural damage and will need an understanding of drainage and ventilation systems.
A draught proofer ensures buildings are properly ventilated whilst also retaining heat. By ensuring no energy is being wasted in a building, through leaks from windows or external doors, they help to maintain efficient energy use, which has a positive effect on the environment.
A fire protection installer has an important role in ensuring buildings are insulated and structurally protected from fire risk. This can include the installation of protective frames, fire-resistant walls and ceilings, and applying fire resistant treatments, particularly on heritage buildings.
A glazier is responsible for measuring, installing and repairing glass in houses, hotels, shops and offices. As a glazier, you’d need to choose appropriate glass for the job in hand, remove old and broken panes, and ensure glass is sealed to be watertight.
A drainage engineer is responsible for designing systems that move water or sewage from one place to another, as safely and efficiently as possible. This can involve visiting sites to gain an understanding of project requirements, as well as designing and overseeing the installation of these systems.