How does a gypsum ceiling reduce energy bills?
False ceilings provide thermal insulation by creating an air gap between the soffit and the false ceiling.
- They reduce the air volume of a room and, as a result, the air-conditioning load.
- Thus, the air-conditioning requirement is reduced, resulting in lower electricity bills
Does gypsum ceiling reduce the need for lighting?
Yes! Gypsum ceilings reflect and diffuse light. A ceiling that reflects and diffuses light well reduces the need for artificial lighting. This results in improved energy efficiency and a better working environment.
How is acoustic performance of a ceiling measured?
We measure the ability of ceilings to reduce sound using something called noise reduction coefficient (NRC). NRC indicates the absorptive capacity of a particular material. It is simply the average of the mid-frequency sound absorption coefficients (250,500,1000 and 2000 Hz rounded to the nearest 5%). A NRC of 0.55 means that 55% of the sound is absorbed. The balance 45% sound is reflected
what are the important criteria for selecting an ideal ceiling system
Acoustic performance: A ceiling should have good acoustics. It should enhance required sound, while eliminating or reducing unwanted sound.
Light efficiency: A ceiling that reflects and diffuses light well reduces need for artificial lighting. The result is improved energy efficiency and a better working environment.
Accessibility and service management: An important function of a suspended ceiling is concealing the plumbing, the air-conditioning system and electrical wiring. A good ceiling system also enables ease of access to such ducts and wires.
Other functional parameters: Apart from these parameters, fire safety, moisture resistance, ease in cleaning, load-bearing capacity, installation and environment friendliness are important
What is Gypsum Board?
Gypsum board is the general name for panels that consist of a noncombustible core, composed primarily of gypsum powder compressed between two hard papers on the face, back and along the edges. Most gypsum panels in Kenya have standard sizes of 4*8ft and thickness of 9mm and 12mm respectively. Gypsum board is one of several building materials covered by the umbrella term “gypsum panel products.” All gypsum panel products contain gypsum cores; however, they can be faced with a variety of different materials, including paper and fiberglass mats.
What is Drywall?
Gypsum board is often called drywall, wallboard, or plasterboard. It differs from other panel-type building products, such as plywood, hardboard, and fiberboard. When joints and fastener heads are covered with a joint compound commonly known as gypsum filler or gypsum plaster, gypsum wall board creates a continuous surface suitable for most types of interior decoration
What is the Cost of Gypsum Ceiling in Kenya
The Cost of gypsum ceiling in Kenya ranges between KES 2, 000-3, 500 per square Metre based on each particular design from simple to complex. Aesthetics and durability is our first priority. Contact us today to schedule an estimate.
What is the Cost of Gypsum Board in Kenya
The current cost of Gypsum board in Kenya per sheet of 4ft by 8ft by 9mm ranges between KES 700 to KES 1, 000 depending on the board quality and technical data. 9mm gypsum board is preferred for ceiling system. The 12mm gypsum board ranges between 1100 to 1300 and is best suited for drywall system
Who is Drywall Contractor?
Drywall Contractors also known as gypsum ceiling and partitioning contractors are usually required to be licensed. Similar to most specialty trades, hands-on experience is invaluable to a becoming a successful drywall contractor. An apprenticeship with a drywall contractor provides in-depth class room and on-the job training. Physical strength is generally required for a drywall installer to lift sheets into place as well as precision cuts to reduce waste.
What is the difference between gypsum board and gypsum ceiling?
A gypsum board combined with other approved ceiling accessories such as steel studs, channels, gypsum joint filler, fibre tape, screws and and crown moldings when installed skimmed and painted is known as gypsum ceiling system or false ceiling system or suspended ceiling system
What is Gypsum Plaster?
When a wall is constructed with brick or block, they are finished with a coat of plaster which is called internal plastering. Internal plastering has traditionally been done through a process of sand-cement plastering finished with POP pruning.
This is a two stage process and involves multiple elements like sand, cement and water which is mixed onsite. This form of plastering is being slowly replaced by a direct single coat application of gypsum plaster.
So gypsum plaster is actually a replacement of two processes i.e. sand cement plastering & POP punning. Gypsum plaster is produced as a result of calcinations of the raw gypsum in an automatic kettle under controlled temperature.
What is Gypsum Ceiling?
Gypsum ceiling is achieved by carefully suspending gypsum boards on galvanized steel or then crafted based on the design and combined with different types of accessories such as crown moldings paint/decorative paints, lights, speakers…e.t.c to achieve a seamless structured surface. To achieve the best results and get your value for money, you should hire a professional gypsum ceiling installer. At gypsum ceilings and Interiors we are available to help in installation as well as advice on the best designs for your house
What are Advantages of Gypsum Ceiling
Gypsum board walls and ceilings have a number of outstanding advantages:
- Ease of installation
- Fire resistance
- Sound isolation-
- Conceal surface imperfections, wires and piping works
- Adds value to a room Makes a room cosy and friendly
- Add indirect lights, down lights and speakers easily
- and many more