What do the rates of false ceilings depend upon? What would a false ceiling cost you? What are the market rates for materials and labour? We answer your most ...
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What do the rates of false ceilings depend upon? What would a false ceiling cost you? What are the market rates for materials and labour? We answer your most asked questions in this post.
(This is a chapter of a bigger guide on false ceilings in India.)
Our fascination for false ceilings has led many developers today to provide these by default in new residential projects. If you are a new homeowner, chances are you don’t need to spend on a false ceiling design. But if you want to renovate an older property or have a high-end home or simply want a more elaborate false ceiling design than that provided by your builder, you’re most likely to carry out an extensive overhaul of the existing ceiling.
…the cost will vary depending on the type of plywood (commercial is economical, waterproof marine ply is comparatively expensive, and PVC wood finish is cheaper than both), the type of laminate or veneers used to finish the surface (veneers are more expensive), and the complexity of the design (how it impacts the quantity of material and skilled labour required).
…the costing will need to take into account the kind of glass used (clear, opaque, textured…), and the size and brand of glass used. Acrylic can be a cheaper alternative to glass, but its ability to diffuse light will differ from glass. There is also the option of Fibreglass, which is a composite material used mostly in commercial projects.
Keeping all these factors in mind, here is an approximate price list for gypsum board/POP and wooden false ceiling:
Rate Per Square Feet (in Rs.)
Per Square Feet (in Rs.)
|85 (faux wood)-550
*Note: These approximate rates only include material cost for gypsum panels and the aluminium framework, as well as labour costs — in most cases for a single level, plain ceiling.
While now you the costs of false ceilings in India, there are certain other things that no tells you about but we think would be extremely helpful to know:
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