Roof plumbers are specialists who design, install and repair commercial or residential roofs and parts of a building which are involved with the disposal of water.
What does this job involve?
Installing roofing materials on buildings
Gutter and downpipe installation
Designing and installing guttering systems
Designing and installing flashing to prevent leaks around roof edges, ridges and penetrations
Rainwater tank installation
Setting up rainwater collection systems
Repairing and maintaining roofs and gutters
Choosing appropriate roofing and gutter materials
Adhering to safety protocols when working at heights
Scope of works
Reading and following construction plans
How do I get into this career?
The most common pathway is via an apprenticeship. It is highly recommended to seek work experience or reach out to businesses seeking apprentices. A roof plumber can also start as a trade assistant or labourer, gaining experience which may count towards a qualification in the future.