Everything you need to know about finding a Ceiling Installer
Ceilings are a necessary though often overlooked element of a room. This is a pity as they can add a decorative element to a room, though their primary function is to conceal the roof structure or floor above. Note that high ceilings are great at creating a sense of space, but they will generally require the home to be heated more in the winter.
With a variety of styles and finishes available, ceilingboard or plasterboard is perhaps the most common suspended ceiling material in use today. Plasterboard or drywall is manufactured in sheets that are then attached to a concealed grid with screws or nails and then sealed. Other common materials include lightweight ceiling tiles, timber and decorative pressed metal ceilings. The latter were popular in period homes, with a variety of patterns and designs to choose from. Some businesses are exclusively dedicated to installing and restoring this style of ceiling.
Types of Ceilings
These are the most common types of ceilings you will encounter:
- Suspended, false or drop ceiling - installed over a concealed grid below the roof
- Panel ceiling - using timber or metal tiles to create a decorative effect
- Beam ceiling - high timber ceiling, typically used in traditional styled homes
- Vaulted ceiling - a curved ceiling often used to maximise space in a room
How Much Does it Cost to Install a Ceiling?
The cost of installing a ceiling will typically be calculated using the area, materials and labour charge. Expect to be quoted on a per square metre basis, with materials and labour individually itemised. Drywall or plasterboard ceilings are the most cost effective to install, with timber and decorative metal considerably more expensive. Expect mouldings and other decorative elements to add to the total cost of your ceiling job.
Ceiling installers will often also offer a plastering