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Ceiling fixer

Ceiling fixers install suspended ceilings and hide and protect unsightly and potentially dangerous materials such as wiring, pipework, heating and air-conditioning systems.

The role

  • Setting out, cutting and fixing the aluminium framework to support the new ceiling
  • Checking that the framework is horizontal, using spirit, laser or water levels
  • Fitting ceiling panels to the framework
  • Cutting and shaping panels to fit around lights and other fixtures
  • Almost all of your work will be indoors and can be physically demanding
  • You will need to be physically fit enough to be able to stand for many hours at a time, and be able to lift and carry heavy materials
  • A typical working week would be around 39 hours per week, although there may be times where you would need to work overtime

Qualifications and training

There are no formal qualifications needed to become a ceiling fixer. However it is generally recommended to complete Standard Grades/National 4 or 5s/GCSEs in English, mathematics and a technological subject.

Experience in woodworking or building work is useful but not essential.

Some ceiling fixers may complete a SVQ/NVQ Level 2 in Interior Systems to enter the profession, while others may complete a construction apprenticeship for a ceiling fixer firm. 


  • Newly trained ceiling fixers can earn in the region of £17,000 - £20,000
  • Trained with experience ceiling fixers can earn in the region of £20,000 - £35,000

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




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