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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. The first one is providing the ceiling section at 2 feet distance, which is a method of most contractors practicing in Chennai and almost around south India. The second method is the proper method and recommended by most of the reputed false ceiling brands, which is providing the ceiling sections at a maximum distance of 1'-6".

However, we are going to choose the proper way since the first method is malpractice and also high risk for plasterboard sagging. If you are a consumer, and you hire a local contractor for installation, make sure to inform the contractor to place the ceiling section at 1'-6" distance.

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 ÷ 14.5 (i.e., 100 ÷ 14.5 = 6.89)
  • 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: 7 No's
  5. Plasterboard: 5 No's

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

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