Answers to some of our frequently asked questions

on ceilings and ceiling repairs

I have noticed a minor sag in my ceiling, is this something worth worrying about? Sagging ceilings can hold for quite some time after they start to sag…or come down very quickly. When a ceiling falls you can be guaranteed of a complete mess and years worth of debris in the roof space come down with it. This is not only messy but it can damage your furniture, or worse, injure someone. If you have noticed your ceiling sag or crack, no matter how slightly it should be inspected.

How do I know if my ceiling can be saved? Saving a ceiling can save you thousands, however some ceilings cannot be saved and require replacement. If the sag is too bad and the ceiling has come away from the joists too far it can never be properly repaired. Our qualified ceiling fixers can inspect the roof space, explain the situation and advise on what is required.

Do I need to move furniture from the room when replacing the ceiling? Yes in most cases all furniture will need to be removed from the room. Some items may be able to stay and covered depending on the situation. We will advise of requirements at time of inspection.

There are lights in the room and the new ceiling will need to be painted. Do I have to arrange for an electrician and a painter? We replace many ceilings and have electricians and painters at the ready. Our quote will included disconnecting electrical, removing the old ceiling, installing a new ceiling, bare gyprock sealer coat, and two top coats. Our electricians will reconnect the lights etc. all rubbish removed from site and the area cleaned up.

Will my walls get damaged when the ceiling is removed? Often when a ceiling is removed damage to walls can be unavoidable. We remove ceilings with care to minimize damage and can paint any damaged areas after the new ceiling is installed.

Can my old plaster glass ceiling be repaired? Most homes built prior to 1990 have plaster-glass ceilings which are secured different to plasterboard by using saddle strapping. Eventually the straps fail and the sagging starts. If this is left unattended the remaining straps which are now taking more of the weight of the ceiling will also fail and the ceiling will collapse. If we get to these sagging ceilings in time we can often re-strap and restore them which will deliver significant savings.

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