Planning to renovate your home with plaster ceiling in Malaysia? Plaster ceiling installation is common in modern homes to conceal pipes, wires and ducting. With different plaster ceiling designs available, you can create a beautiful and eye-catching room at reasonable cost.
To get an estimate price for plaster ceiling installation in Malaysia, use our calculator and plan your renovation budget properly. Price estimates are based on latest pricing from renovation contractors on Recommend.my. Once you have a rough budget, you can request for a proper plaster ceiling quote from our website.
Average prices for plaster ceiling in Malaysia
For an average 20 x 30 ft living room, a basic, flat plaster ceiling can cost from RM600. Once you include new wiring, 6 downlights and a ceiling fan installation, this price can increase to RM1,000 or more.
If you prefer a plaster ceiling with cove lighting, or trough lighting, this requires installing an L-box plaster ceiling around the perimeter. This can cost from RM3,000 onwards, for the same room size.
Read more: Why you need to install a plaster ceiling
What factors influence the plaster ceiling price?
The price of a plaster ceiling depends on several factors below:
Total area of the ceiling
Prices of plaster ceiling are calculated in per-square-footage. Price for basic plaster ceiling of 20×20 feet starts from RM400, but will increase as you add more lighting points.
If you are installing a tray design (this is where an additional layer is added to the middle of the ceiling), this will also add to the square footage.
Length of L-box
An L-box is added if you want to achieve a cove lighting or bounce lighting effect. An L-box is a shallow shelf that can be used to conceal pipes and wiring, and to house downlights or LED strips.
L-box ceilings are calculated in per-foot-run. So, if you have a living room of 20 x 20 feet, and you want an l-box all the way around, then the total length of l-box will be 20+20+20+20 = 80 feet.
Length of cornice
A cornice is a decorative plaster ceiling element that adds more design and style to your ceiling. This is also calculated in per-foot-run.
Number of add-ons
Depending on the layout of your lighting, aircons and ceiling fans, you may need to install new wiring, or support hooks to hang your ceiling fan. These will be added to the cost in a per-unit basis.
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