How to calculate gypsum false ceiling material?


How to calculate gypsum false ceiling material?

How to calculate gypsum false ceiling material?


In this post you will learn how to calculate the gypsum false ceiling materials of a plain false ceiling for a 10' x 10' size of bedroom.

There are two types of installation method exist in the current market. However we are going to calculate the materials as per the local false ceiling contractor's installation method.

Material Calculation Method

  • Ceiling Angle (12'): Total sq.ft ÷ 25 x ceiling drop (i.e. 9") ÷ 12
    i.e. 100 ÷ 25 x 0.75 ÷ 12 = 0.25 (3'-0" long)
  • Perimeter Channel (12'): Total sq.ft ÷ 25 (i.e. 100 ÷ 25 = 4)
  • Intermediate Channel (12'): Total sq.ft ÷ 50 (i.e. 100 ÷ 50 = 2)
  • Ceiling Section (12'): Total sq.ft ÷ 25 (i.e. 100 ÷ 25 = 4)
  • Plaster Board (6'x4'): Total sq.ft ÷ 24 (i.e. 100 ÷ 24 = 4.17)

Required Key Materials List

  1. Ceiling Angle: 1 No
  2. Perimeter Channel: 4 No's
  3. Intermediate Channel: 2 No's
  4. Ceiling Section: 4 No's
  5. Plasterboard: 5 No's

Note: Please reserve 20% materials for final stage to avoid excess materials.

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