Plasterer: which management software to use?

Plasterboarders install plasterboard or panels to cover the various surfaces of a building: floors, walls and ceilings. A true interior finishing specialist, he handles a variety of materials: plaster, brick, ceramic tiles, laminated panels, plastic, plasterboard and even metal. Discover the plasterer's job description and the software offered by Techtime to help you increase your productivity.

What does a plasterer do?

The plasterer's trade is very comprehensive and versatile.

The plasterer's tasks

As a result, its missions are many and varied:

  • it repairs cracked walls and other damage to plasterboard panels;
  • redid the ceilings;
  • installation of false ceilings and linings ;
  • installs partitions to delimit rooms;
  • removal of existing partitions and installation of new ones;
  • hides visible imperfections and irregularities on the drywall surface;
  • apply coats of plaster after mounting panels on walls or ceilings;
  • sand down rough areas of the wall to create a smooth surface.

The plasterer also works on interiors and is involved in decoration - ceiling moldings, for example -interior design and renovation. Also concerned with sustainable development issues, he carries out energy renovation work.

A plasterer can work for a building, renovation or craft company, or as a self-employed plasterer. On a building site, the plasterer works with other building and civil engineering professionals, preparing the site for the painter or tiler.

What skills do you need?

A plasterer needs a number of skills to carry out his work.


On a construction site, the plasterer's trade requires first and foremost excellent technical skills. He must be able to :

  • measure, cut, fit and fasten panels;
  • prepare for assembly by sawing, drilling or cutting holes in panels for electrical outlets, air conditioners and plumbing;
  • screw panels to wood or metal frames;
  • Prepare joints between panels with putty or filler;
  • decorate.


More generally, a plasterer needs to be highly versatile. This profession therefore requires skills and aptitudes :

  • knowledge of the specific features of each material and insulation, so as to adapt the work to the customer's requirements and situation;
  • mastery of tools such as squares, levels and drills;
  • reading and understanding plans and drawings ;
  • precision and meticulousness;
  • good interpersonal skills for internal and customer exchanges.


The plasterer must know and respect safety standards.


The plasterer must take into account the work of other craftsmen, adapt to unforeseen circumstances and different materials.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of the plasterer's trade?

The plasterer's trade is an intense but demanding manual profession that can have its drawbacks.

The benefits of the job

The plasterer has the chance to practice an profession, punctuated by diverse and varied missions. Thanks to innovations in techniques and materials, the plasterer can constantly improve and develop new knowledge and skills.

Versatile, this professional demonstrates recognized and sought-after expertise. Above all, they deliver concrete results in a fast-growing in a booming sector.


As explained above, the plasterer's trade is particularly particularly demandingboth physically and in terms of the ability to react quickly to unforeseen circumstances. In addition, this profession sometimes requires difficult working conditionsparticularly outdoors.

How do I become a plasterer?

Several training courses, some of which are available after the 3eto become a plasterer. Here examples of possible training courses :

  • CAP in plastering and insulation ;
  • CAP staffeur-ornemaniste ;
  • CAPs can be supplemented by a complementary Mention (MC) in plastering;
  • Bac pro building design and finishing ;
  • Brevet professionnel (BP) plaster and insulation trades ;
  • BP plâtrerie-plaques ;
  • BTS in building finishing: design and production (Bac +2).

It should be noted that, for retraining, Afpa offers a diploma in diploma in plastering diploma for plasterers and drywallers.

It is also possible to obtain a certificate of professional qualification (CQP) in modular ceilings, enabling you to specialize during your career.

How much does a plasterer earn?

A plasterer's salary is likely to change depending on his or her experience, the company, its geographical location and whether he or she is self-employed.

In France, the average salary for a plasterer varies from between 1,900 and 2,300 euros gross per monthdepending on whether they work in the Paris region or elsewhere in France.

A beginner plasterer can earn one minimum wage, i.e. around 1,700 euros gross per month.

With experience and seniority, a team leader can expect to earn around 3,700 euros gross per monthat the end of their career.

Finally, a self-employed plasterer can earn a gross monthly salary of 5,000 eurosdepending on activity, clientele and reputation.

How does Techtime help plasterers?

As a plasterer, Techtime offers you the opportunity toimprove and optimize your organization by managing all your site operations in real time.

With site management and tracking software, you save precious time in your day-to-day organization and administrative tasks. You can concentrate on your work and developing your business.

Techtime consists of two software packages tailored to the needs of each user:

To support you in your day-to-day management, Techtime offers a wide range of functions, including :

  • visit schedule and time management The team schedule is synchronized in real time, giving you an overview of everyone's tasks;
  • software for management software A list of materials and equipment to take with you on every job;
  • vehicle vehicle management software You know where all the vehicles in your fleet are, who uses them and where they need to go;

reporting software reporting software No need to wait for the end-of-day report, all important information is brought to you via a timeline newsfeed.

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