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The Ultimate Guide to the Cost of Ceiling Panelling

The Ultimate Guide to the Cost of Ceiling Panelling

Ceiling panels are the perfect way to add style, strength, and substance to your home. Easy to install and maintain, they can help resolve several issues as well as adding an eye-catching feature. But how much do they cost? This blog aims to answer that question and provide you with an idea of what to expect when buying ceiling panels.

How Much Does It Cost to Panel a Ceiling?

The cost to panel a ceiling will depend on a wide range of factors, from the size of the ceiling and the material you are using, to labour costs and where you live.

What Affects the Cost of Panelling a Ceiling?

  • The size of the room – the size of the ceiling you are panelling will obviously affect the cost due to the amount of material needed and the time it takes to install.

  • The material being used – you can choose from myriad designs and types of panelling, and each will have a different cost.

  • Additional costs – these may include plastering, painting, lighting, etc.

  • A full ceiling or a replacement panel – you may only require a few replacement panels, or you may be planning to panel your entire ceiling.

  • Location of property – you may find that labour costs will vary depending on where in the country you live.

  • Building regulations – you may live in a listed property which requires planning permissions for any internal works. This will inevitably affect the cost of your new panelling.

How Much Will It Cost to Replace the Ceiling in My Home?

As mentioned above, the cost of replacing your ceiling will depend on a variety of factors.

  • Labour and time scales – you may decide to install your new ceiling panels yourself, in which case you will save money on labour. However, if you would prefer to leave it to the professionals, you will obviously incur a charge. This charge will depend on the size of the job and the time it takes to complete. Researching and gathering at least three quotes will hopefully mean you get the best service for the best price.

  • Painting and decorating – you may find that once your ceiling is in place, you will need to redecorate the walls to cover any marks made during installation. Again, if you are a competent DIYer you may wish to tackle this job yourself. If you would prefer to employ a professional, then this is another cost you need to factor into the project.

  • Skip hire – if you are removing an old ceiling or old panelling you may need to hire a skip to dispose of the waste. The size of skip you need will affect the cost of this.

  • Location – the location of your home will have an impact on some of your costs, particularly labour and skip hire.

  • Supplies – in addition to ceiling panels, you may also need to supply other items for the installation.

Why Would I Need to Replace my Ceiling Panels?

  • Cracks, peeling or other damage – obvious damage, such as cracks, holes, or a peeling surface is a major reason for replacing your ceiling and installing new panels.

  • Looks – you may simply want a change of décor. Ceiling panels are a perfect way of changing the look of a room effectively and efficiently.

  • Ease of maintenance – ceiling panels, particularly PVC ceiling panels, offer an easy to maintain ceiling, which requires no painting and only a wipe with a cloth to keep it clean.

  • Installation of spotlights – ceiling panels, again, particularly PVC ceiling panels, can be used to create a ‘false’ ceiling on top of the existing ceiling, allowing you to easily install spotlights.

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If we’ve convinced you that PVC ceiling panels are perfect for your home, or if you would like more information about our range of PVC panels, call our knowledgeable team today on 0800 22 77 77 for a no obligation chat.



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