Plaster ceiling is an integral component of any interior design. Together with the flooring and walls, they cover the biggest surface in the room. having a great look up, will definitely improve the overall interior design of any room.
But the primary reason to install a false ceiling is for concealment. With air-conditioning installation, there are ducting needs to run along the ceiling. With additional lighting points, and ceiling fan, the ceiling will be a messy place, full of electrical wiring for fans and lights, ducting for air conditioning units, and plumbing pipes. Plaster ceilings are used to hide all these things.
Plaster ceilings used for construction purposes are manufactured from plasterboard ceiling. Plasterboard ceiling is made by combining casting powder, also known as gypsum, with fibre threads that hold the board together. These plasterboards come in a standard size and are cut to fit the end of the ceiling. In the past, asbestos was used but has now been discontinued as asbestos is known carcinogen.
When you plan to install plaster ceiling, the key thing is to discuss with your contractor is the space. A minimum of at least 35 centimetres should be introduced between the original ceiling and the new plaster ceiling layer if you plan to install cassette air conditioning units. If there is no cassette air-condition unit , you have to leave enough space so that any tubes, pipes or wires can be easily accessed if repair and maintenance are needed. The gap can be less if there’s nothing to be placed in between.
Check out some of our past plaster ceiling works.