Ceiling Installation in New Roofs and Houses
We do ceiling installation in the new roofs and houses that we build.
Your choice of ceilings makes a huge difference to the way your home looks and feels inside, that’s why it is an important thing to think about when planning a new build or a new roof. Usually your roof plan will detail what type of trusses, rafters and ceilings will be fitted.
If you don’t have a roof plan yet or are just looking for ideas, here’s some of the options that you could use for your ceilings:
Ceilings with Exposed Trusses or Rafters
Exposed trusses are very on trend; they tend to make a room feel bigger and more airy. They also give you the feeling that you can see more of the structure of a building – the parts that are usually hidden by flat ceilings. If you want exposed trusses the roof engineer needs to design the trusses for this (standard trusses are not made to look very appealing).
Flat ceilings are a standard ceiling installation and what you see in most houses, offices, and buildings. They are the most cost effective option as they use a standard truss design.
We use the following products for ceilings:
Thermal insulation board
Skimmed plasterboard ceilings
Pine timber, tongue and groove ceilings
Examples of Ceilings
When quoting we can recommend what type of ceiling will work well with your choice of roofing or what will be in keeping with the style of your home. Our team will complete all aspects of the work including varnishing or painting and finishing the ceilings to the highest quality.
Exposed Roof Rafters
This new timber home has exposed roof rafters with thermal insulation boards fitted between the rafters. The rafters are timber with clear varnish so you can see the natural look of the wood. The ceiling boards are white with a “timber grain” finish which makes them look like timber as well. Thermal insulation boards are ideal for ceilings because they insulate the roof as well!
Exposed Roof Trusses
This loft room uses the roof trusses as a feature in the bedroom. We fitted pine tongue and groove boards to make the ceilings. We painted the trusses white, and the ceiling boards in a white-wash which gives the room a fresh, beachy look.
Flat Plasterboard Ceiling
we fitted the bedroom in this new timber home with standard flat ceilings made out of plasterboard. Once it is fitted the plasterboard is plastered and painted. Some plasterboard ceilings have joining strips between the boards but this one has invisible joins which makes it look totally smooth.
Flat Nutec Ceiling
This home has a big expanse of ceilings in the open plan entertainment area, living room, dining and kitchen. We fitted nutec ceiling boards with a timber grain finish which makes the ceilings look like real timber.
Ceiling Installation on Verandas and Outdoor Kitchens
The ceilings above are all fitted inside the house but we also fit ceilings on outdoor spaces including verandas, lapas and outdoor kitchens. We use either nutec or thermal insulation boards for outdoor spaces because they are hardwearing enough to withstand the weather. Here are some examples of the work that we can do:
Summer Kitchen with Exposed Rafters
This airy Summer Kitchen opens up on both sides with stacking doors. We fitted timber roof rafters and nutec ceilings, and the joins between the beams and rafters feature stainless steel brackets.
Veranda Roofs with Nutec Ceilings
These beautiful big verandas off the bedrooms are covered so that you can use the outdoor space in any weather. We built the posts and beams with laminated timber and the roofs with loose rafters. The ceilings are nutec (painted white), and the joins feature custom stainless steel brackets.
Lapa with Exposed Timber Rafters
We built this big lapa by the pool for a family who spend lots of time outdoors in the Summer! The structure is built out of laminated timber beams which are joined with custom made stainless steel brackets. We fitted nutec timber grain boards for the ceilings and painted them white.
Veranda with Garapa Timber Ceiling
We fitted garapa timber to the underside of the roof, to make this beautiful veranda ceiling. The ceiling hides the structural beams and the natural timber finish is a stunning alternative to the white ceilings used in the other examples above. Why not stand out from the crowd and make your outdoor space unique?
Eave ceilings are a ceiling installation that is fitted under the overhang of the roof. The overhang of a standard roof is generally 400 – 800mm but some roofs have bigger overhangs or have an area (like a covered veranda) that has a bigger overhang. Not all roofs have eave ceilings – it is up to you as the client to decide whether to have them fitted or not.
Here is an example of a roof without eave ceilings:
You can see the timber roof rafters and the bottom of the roof sheeting on the overhang because there are no eave ceilings to cover them.
We fit eave ceilings in products that are hardwearing and suitable for outside use because they are exposed to the weather. Our choice of eave ceiling products are nutec or thermal insulation boards. Both of these boards are washable and paintable.
Examples of Eave Ceilings
Nutec Eave Ceilings
This roof is an example of standard eave ceilings. The ceilings are fitted under the overhang of the roof and cover the roof support structure. This makes the edge of the roof look neat and finished. We fitted these eave ceilings in nutec boards and painted them white. This overhang is approximately 600mm.
Nutec Timber Grain Eaves
Nutec timber grain boards are a good choice of product for eave ceilings because the boards are hardwearing, washable and paintable. The grooves in the timber grain finish make it easier to hide the joins between the boards. This is another example of flat eave ceilings hiding the roof structure.
Eave Ceilings with Thermal Insulation Board
We used thermal insulation boards on these eave ceilings (the same boards were used for the ceilings inside the house so the boards run through from the inside). In this example the eave ceilings do not cover the roof structure – you can still see the exposed rafters that make up the roof.
In this example, the eave ceilings have a bigger overhang in some places because of the shape of the roof. The thermal insulation boards are used inside as ceilings and carry through to the eave ceilings, under the roof on the outside.
Whether you need ceilings to be fitted inside the house, ceilings on a veranda or outdoor area, or eave ceilings, it is important to have a clear roof design and specification so that you know what your ceilings are going to look like. Contact us for a quotation on a new roof or new home build and we can recommend what will fit best with your new roof: 043 738 5044 / firstname.lastname@example.org.
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