Ceiling replacement costs and general ceiling board prices

Needing to replace your ceiling can be due to water damage, insect infestations, water damage, structural problems, sagging due to age and many more. A lot of the time, the damage can not be repaired and the only option will be replacement.  Costs will vary depending on the size of the ceiling and what material will be used for the ceiling replacement. The estimated labour cost for ceiling replacement can be anywhere from R1000 – R3000 for a small area and R3000 – R10000 for larger areas.

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Rhino board prices

Standard 6.4 mm Rhino Board 2400mm x1200mmR190 – R220 per board
Standard 6.4 mm Rhino Board 3000mm x900mmR200 – R230 per board
Standard 6.4 mm Rhino Board 3600mm x900mmR220 – R260 per board
Standard 6.4 mm Rhino Board 3000mm x1200mmR230 – R280 per board
Standard 6.4 mm Rhino Board 3600mm x1200mmR250 – 320 per board
Rhino Cove Cornice 2400mmR45 – R55 each
Rhino Cove Cornice 3000mmR50 – R70 each
Rhino Cove Cornice 3600mmR60 – R90 each
Rhino TapeR60 – R70 a roll

PVC ceiling panel prices

Standard White PVC panels  3600mm x 250mmR80 to R120 per panel
High Gloss White PVC panels 3600mm x 250mmR90 to R150 per panel
Textured Wood and Stone imitations panels  3600mm x 250mmR90 to R150 per panel
Other Textured and Colored panels  3600mm x 250mmR120 to R200 per panel
Standard PVC Ceiling H-Joiner 3600mmR40 per joint

Ceiling Repair Cost

Calculating the cost of a ceiling repair is almost impossible to estimate without a proper inspection. There are a lot of varying factors that need to be taken into account when calculating the cost of a ceiling repair. The average cost for a ceiling repair can be anywhere between R1000 and R10000 depending on the size of the repair, integrity of above ceiling structure, the type of ceiling etc.

There are varying factors that influence the price of your repair or replacement of your ceiling.

The size of the ceiling or the area that needs to be repaired.

The size of the ceiling is the biggest cost factor when replacing a ceiling. The size of the ceiling determines the quantity of materials and labor needed to finish the project. The more materials and labour needed, the more expensive it will be to replace and repair the ceiling.

The ceiling type will influence the price of repair or replacement.

The type of ceiling you choose and the materials used play a big role in the ceiling repair or replacement cost. Certain materials and designs cost more than others. It’s important to keep in mind that while some ceilings are more expensive than others, they may also last longer, in which case it might be preferable to choose the priciest option. Consult a professional who can recommend the best type of ceiling for you before you begin replacing your ceilings. Consider your budget, as well as the other ceilings throughout the home or office.

The condition of your current ceiling.

It’s difficult to determine the state of the current ceiling until a professional installer can inspect the ceiling to give an accurate assessment of the condition. The condition of the current ceiling will influence what needs to be done in order to repair or replace it. If they detect a water leak or insect infestation, the procedure for replacing the ceiling will change, as the cause of the problem needs to be resolved before the repair starts.

The type of ceiling damage will affect the the cost of repair.

The cost of repairing or replacing water damaged ceilings.

The most common ceiling repair that our ceiling pros handle is water damage. Excessive rainfall, leaking pipes, or even neighbours who live above you, can all cause damage. Common indicators of water damage to your ceiling are bubbling paint, staining and in extreme cases, sagging or bending. The cost of the ceiling repair won’t be high if the leak is discovered quickly. The faster you can eliminate the source of the water damage, the faster you can stop additional damage to your ceiling from occurring. 

The cost of repairing or replacing  a mouldy ceiling.

Mould in your ceiling can be caused by excessive humidity and poor ventilation. Both too much humidity and insufficient ventilation can result in ceiling mould. The mould-damaged portion of the ceiling can be either repaired or replaced by a ceiling expert. However, the issue will typically continue if the mould’s origin is not found.  So there will be additional cost to eliminate the source of the mould.

The cost of repairing or replacing a cracked ceiling.

It’s completely natural that over time, your home begins to develop a few cracks here and there. Calling a ceiling repair company to inspect the cracks and ascertain their cause as soon as you notice them is crucial. It could be due to structural damage from a slight shift in the foundation or a weakening structure above the ceiling. What matters most is the kind of crack and where it is located. It is normal to expect cracks to appear on the edge of a surface or close to a wall. Long or multiple cracks in the middle of the ceiling are a cause for concern. Additionally, cracks that start on the ceiling and run down your walls are also of great concern as they can pose a large safety risk and should be addressed as soon as possible. The type of crack and how soon you attend to it will greatly affect the price of the ceiling repair.

The cost of repairing or replacing sagging ceilings.

A sagging ceiling is a clear sign that there is something very wrong in your home or building. You should contact a ceiling expert as soon as you notice that your ceiling is beginning to sag or develop bulges. Your ceiling completely collapsing is a very real possibility. In most cases, a bulging or sagging ceiling is beyond repair and it is much more cost-effective and efficient to replace the entire ceiling.

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Should I Repair or Replace My Ceiling?

Over time, every home is going to face some damage due to wear and tear, and your ceilings are no exception. The ceilings in your home could develop cracks, water damage, bubbling, mould, and discoloration as it ages. Your ceiling could even collapse if the situation gets too bad. You might want to take this into account when buying your next property because older homes are more vulnerable. How to maintain a vintage living space might be on your mind if you have your heart set on one or are already living in a house with ceiling damage. The longer you wait, the worse it will get, so it is critical to act as soon as you can. The question is whether a damaged ceiling should be repaired or replaced.

Price and the desired end result will be the biggest determining factors when it comes to deciding whether to replace or repair your ceiling. When damage is limited to small or medium areas and the structure above the ceiling is intact, we will recommend that you repair your ceiling. But when water damage, sagging and bulging or larger cracks occur,  we might recommend replacing the ceiling or a part of the ceiling. Deciding whether to repair or replace a ceiling can have a huge impact on the cost and we recommend that you speak to one of our professionals who can help you decide what will be the best option for you.