Maybe you’re thinking of relocating premises and the new building will either need a new suspended ceiling or the old suspended five star popcorn removal is looking very tired with water stained, missing or broken tiles. You might already have a suspended ceiling and you would like to replace it with a fire rated ceiling, an acoustically superior ceiling or would like to improve the insulation properties to save on heating bills. Whatever the scenario you’ve probably come here looking for a provisional cost to enable you to see if your project is financially viable.
There are literally hundreds of different types of ceiling tiles available on the market today and so this article can only give you an approximate idea of cost.
The price of a ceiling also varies depending on lots of other factors but the main ones are location in the country and the size and type of the ceiling. As I said there are lots of other factors so for this article we will assume the floor to existing ceiling/soffit height is anywhere up to 4000mm high, that it’s on the ground floor of the building with easy access and parking.
Budget Suspended Ceiling Cost
A low cost ceiling complete with ceiling tiles in an area of 30m2 to 50m2 will cost approximately £20 to £30 per square meter reducing to about £12 to £18 per square meter in larger areas.
Mid Range Ceiling Cost
A mid range ceiling complete with ceiling tiles in an area of 30m2 to 50m2 will cost approximately £25 to £35 per square meter reducing to about £15 to £22 per square meter in larger areas.
High Performance Ceiling Cost
A high performance ceiling complete with ceiling tiles in an area of 30m2 to 50m2 will cost approximately £35 to £45 per square meter reducing to about £25 to £35 per square meter in larger areas.
MF Plasterboard Ceiling Cost
For plasterboard ceilings in an area of 30m2 to 50m2 will cost approximately £30 to £40 per square meter reducing to about £25 to £30 per square meter in larger areas. Unlike the ceilings above this would also need to be plastered and painted after it is completed.
If you were to add insulation quilt to be fitted above the ceiling, depending on the thickness you would be looking at somewhere between £5 to £8 per square meter adding on to these rates.