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How to calculate gypsum design false ceilings?


How to calculate gypsum design false ceilings?

How to calculate gypsum design false ceilings?


In this post you will learn how to calculate the gypsum design false ceiling as per the design in the image. The room's dimension is 10'x10' and having a first layer of plain false ceiling and a second layer of cove design with 4" drop and 1'-6" of bottom.

This calculation method can be applied on any kind of designer false ceilings.

Calculation Rules

  1. Only the visible or accessible parts should be measured.
  2. Less than 1 ft breadth of design layers or verticals should be taken in ft instead of sq.ft.
  3. The open space left for the light fittings, A/c units or grills, trapdoors, pillars or any other things should not be deducted.

Calculation Process

  1. 1st layer ceiling: 8' x 8' = 64 sq.ft (from inner vertical to vertical).
  2. 2nd layer bottom: 10' + 7' + 10' + 7' x 1.5' = 51 sq.ft.
  3. Inner verticals of cove: 8' + 8' + 8' + 8' = 32 ft.
  4. Outer verticals: 7' + 7' + 7' + 7' = 28 ft.

Final Calculation Value

  1. Area in sq.ft: A + B = 115
  2. Area in ft: C + D = 60

Total false ceiling area: 175 sq.ft

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