An insulation installer often is one of the first people involved in new construction once the frame has been erected.
Before drywall and finish work can be completed, the entire frame of the building must undergo insulation installation to ensure the new structure is energy-efficient.
Many of the building codes have minimums requirements that must be met.
An understanding of installation principles dictate that new building installations pass blower door tests that make a house airtight for the best energy conservation. A knowledgeable installer will have the knowledge of all the gaps, cracks and possible culprits that can make a house drafty.
While residential air sealing technicians work closely with installers during new home construction, many insulation installers are training their own people to become proficient in this ever-growing energy conservation step. Most insulation installations resist heat flow, in or out of the building, offer sound control, and moisture control.
If you’re going to get your walls insulated, firstly:
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When working in homes, a glaziers tasks are relatively straightforward. They may include installing glass in new windows, retro fitting double glazing, shower enclosures, cabinets and doors. While modern homes are usually built with standard window sizes, a glazier is often required to cut glass to specific measurements for unusual or stained glass windows in older homes.
The main duties of a glazier include: Cutting, grinding, polishing and drilling glass. Handling of sheets of glass in the warehouse, during transportation, and at the work site. This may involve using slings and power lift devices.
Applying adhesives, sealants and caulks. Using, cleaning and maintaining various types of equipment. Administrative tasks such as preparing estimates and invoices, supervising assistants, and ensuring compliance with building codes.
When hiring a Glazier or Window Technician check they have knowledge of different types of glass and how to work with them, skills in cutting, smoothing and installing glass, building standards and regulations for glaziers and health and safety procedures.
The responsibilities of electricians include bringing electricity into homes, factories and businesses. They are able to install and maintain fuses, wiring and all other mechanisms that electricity might flow through.
They may also be qualified to set up and manage electrical equipment in factories, and be able to read blue prints to work out where outlets, circuits, load centres, panel boards and other electrical equipment is to be installed or maintained from.
The Electrical Workers Registration Board was set up in 1992 to promote safety for New Zealanders by ensuring the registration and competency of electrical and electronic workers. If you are thinking of hiring an electrician please remember to check their registration status.
A qualified electrician is trained to work safely with live currents, and to minimize danger of accidents.
An electrician working on residential property will be capable of a range of tasks from completely rewiring a home to minor repairs or installation of electrical household items such as an oven, heatpump or ducted vacuum system. The services of an electrician include wiring, rewiring, electrical refurbishments, installation of lights and lighting and renovation.
A ducted vacuum installer is a tradesperson who is skilled with ducted vacuums and has the ability to install, maintain and repair ducted vacuum systems. Their work involves vacuums, piping, tubing, tanks, vents, extractor fans and inlet valves.
The ducted way is the easiest way to vacuum. A ducted vacuum system can be installed either into a home being built, or if a roof space is suitable, into an existing home. The PVC piping is installed in the walls of your home and hooks up to a vacuum unit installed elsewhere.
A ducted vacuum system is also known as a built-in vacuum or central vacuum. It’s the modern alternative to a portable vacuum and consists of four parts:
Carpets can harbour all kinds of pollutants, so you need to make sure you can remove these easily. Portable vacuum systems can suck up these pollutants and expel fine particles back into the air.
Major benefits of a ducted system include better suction, less noise and ease of use. Get a free online quote for ducted vacuum installation today.
An Asbestos removalists is a tradesperson who removes of all forms of asbestos from commercial, industrial and residential properties as well as plant, machinery and ground works. Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral fibre, which is found in older homes. It is hazardous to health if exposed to inhalable fibres.
Friable asbestos may only be removed by a tradesperson holding a certificate of competence for restricted work.
The tradesperson must notify the Department of Labour of the work being carried out and certain procedures must be followed to ensure that workers and others in the area are not exposed to fibres.
Respiratory and personal protection must be used, and asbestos waste must be disposed of at a designated refuse site.
These rules do not apply in the case of removal in private homes. Homeowners are advised to hire an approved asbestos removalist rather than do it alone.
Products that are known to contain asbestos include; fibre cement sheet and piping, pip insulation, roofing, sprayed fire retardants, heater panels, fire bricks, insulation in night stores and textured ceiling coatings.
Removal work may require the use of respirators, gloves, goggles, sheeting, face masks, plastic sheets, tank sprayer, scrapers, knives, disposable bags and sealant.
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An antenna installer is a tradesperson who specializes in antenna installation. The installation procedure is often based on a number of factors; reception quality for the area, house construction, type of antenna and mounting and number of outlets required.
Antennae are generally mounted as high as possible in primary reception areas with few obstructions.
In New Zealand, it may be necessary for an antenna installer to point two or three antennas in different directions in order to receive signals for all channels.
A channel is the frequency on which a program is transmitted. There are high and low bands each for a different VHF channels. The same program is transmitted on differing channels nationwide to avoid any interference.
Tools commonly used in antenna installation include; Coaxial cable strippers, Coax cable, crimpers, Coax cable insertion tools, Site survey tools, Satellite Dish Alignment Tools.