Any DIY enthusiast who knows how to handle a percussion drill, a small table saw, hammer and nailer as well as measuring tools can assemble a panel ceiling himself. He saves costs with his own contribution and already enjoys his own, beautiful ceiling during assembly.
What are the possibilities of a panel ceiling?
Ceiling panels can be mounted in two different ways. These are
- direct ceiling mounting or
- suspended ceilings
Direct ceiling mounting is used to cover, for example, cracked ceilings at heights of up to 2.50 meters. A panel ceiling is suspended when recessed spotlights, loudspeakers, etc. are to be installed in this ceiling or high ceiling heights are to be reduced.
What do you do?
Scaffolding for ceiling installation
Old building ceilings usually consist of a plaster and wooden formwork lying underneath. In this case screw roof battens with wood screws directly to this formwork. For concrete floors, fix them with plastic dowels at intervals of approx. 50cm.
Your roof battens must provide a solid bearing surface for the panels on all walls. The distance between the slats is a maximum of 50cm. Constantly check that your battens are even and level out any unevenness with plastic wedges.
Shoring of a suspended ceiling
For this you should preferably use the kit material with galvanized sheet metal profiles and ceiling hangers. These profiles run at intervals of no more than one meter and are secured circumferentially to the wall with an end profile. On the profile, the counter battens from roof battens with 50cm distance.
How are the panels assembled?
Use the provided panel claws for the installation, which you attach to the battens with a nailer. Around the walls, nail or screw the panels directly into the wall area so closely that they will later be covered by the end strip.
If your panels are too short for the ceiling, lay them in continuous installation by using the panel cuts with grooves and springs.