Today, the abilities of stretch ceilings allow to install any complexity ceiling systems. When the customer pays money, he is of course, concerned about the prices for materials and labor itself. Stretch ceiling refers to a category of products where you can not just go to a supermarket and buy at the fixed price. The cost of the ceiling in each case will be determined individually and it can be set only upon a measurement and inspection premise.
The construction market is characterized by oversaturation of different building companies. To the customers in such situation is very difficult to choose the right decision. We will try to explain about what factors influence on the formation of the price in the stretch ceiling industry.
STRETCH PVC FABRIC.
The value of the stretch ceiling is determined by the amount of PVC film and its texture. In other words, the room's size and taste preferences.
However, this principle only works in the premises of standard shape: rectangular or square.
If there are more than four corners, radiused area, a lot of lighting points - the cost of product will be increased as compared to the room of the same size but in the simple shape.
NUMBER OF ANGLES.
The more angles, the higher value. This dependence is defined by the increase of the complexity of manufacturing and the installation time. For example: the installation of the fabric in a room of 20 sq.m, with four corners takes an average about 4 hours, but with the 8 corners - is about eight hours.
An one of the factors affecting the cost is the presence of radiused sections on walls or ceiling. Our installers will needed an additional time for the fixing. The manufacture will spend more time to attach the harpoon or to glue together curved ceiling fragments.
If there is a pipe which goes through the ceiling, it will naturally destroy the integrity of fabric. To preserve the strength of stretch ceiling a special protective piece of plastic necessary to attach on to the places where the pipes go.
LIGHT (FAN,SMOKE ALARM).
To install a light, fan or smoke alarm, a retaining structure is mounted. The price will increase depending of the quality, quantity and size of the source required to fix.
CEILING CURTAIN RAILS BASE PLATE.
This type of base plate is mounted directly to the stretch ceilings. For this purpose a protective plastic construction is mounted behind the ceiling, which holds the curtain rails and prevents deformation of stretched material by the weight of curtains.
MULTI -LEVELS CONSTRUCTIONS.
The elasticity of the PVC film allows to create multi-levels ceilings. The such stretch ceiling is installed for several days, depending of the room size and choosen configuration. We can say with confidence, that the value of two levels ceiling is 2-3 times more expensive than one level construction.
MEASUREMENT, QUOTATION, CONGESTION CHARGE ZONE AND DISTANCE.
Most of companies provide a free rough quotations online or by phone. Some of them do the free measurement and precise calculation.
Usually, an engineer comes to your facility at the convenient time, measures the ceiling, introduces the textures and colors of the materials, discusses about the advantages and disadvantages and gives an advise your workers about preparation steps prior the installationof stretch ceiling. Even if you have not made an order, you won't be charged.
However, any company will ask you to pay extra if you are located farther than their radius of service or in the Congestion Charge Zone (travel expences).
If the stretch ceiling area larger than 50 square meters, the cost is reduced. But if you have made more than one order of 50 sq m in total or more, then the cost can not be greatly reduced, as it increases the perimeter, the number of profiles needed and the installation time.
RIGHT CEILING FOR YOU APPROXIMATE PRICES.
Our prices stated below is based on the room's size of 13 sq.m. located within 30 milles around the Waltham Cross, London and include the stretch ceiling canva, aluminium profiles, a plate for a chandelier (spotlight), protective ring and labor.