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Cost of stretch ceiling installation

Wednesday 29 December 2021

Are you considering installing a stretch ceiling? Then it is useful to first find out about the possibilities and the price of a stretch ceiling below. That way, you can be better prepared!

What is a stretch ceiling?

A stretch ceiling is a type of artificial fabric that is stretched tightly against profiles on the wall using heat. The cloth can be made to measure. A stretch ceiling is mostly chosen when the ceiling needs to be lowered. It is a good option because you lose a minimum of space.

The ceiling has a number of specific characteristics. For instance, it weighs approximately 230 grams per square metre. This light weight makes it ideal for use when the supporting structure is limited or unstable. Stretch ceilings are also waterproof, washable, colour-fast and mould-resistant.

Costs of stretch ceilings

If you are planning to have a stretch ceiling installed, you would probably like to know more about the costs of a stretch ceiling. It is important to know that the price of a stretch ceiling depends on a number of factors, such as the finish of the fabric, the material used, and so on. The price of a stretch ceiling also depends on the manufacturer and the size of the room. Here is an exact overview of the costs!

Costs of stretch ceiling per type
Ceiling type Costs per m²
Standard stretch ceiling € 70 - € 90 
Tensioned ceiling with print € 90 - € 100
Acoustic stretch ceiling made of pvc or polyester € 100 - € 150
Translucent stretch ceiling € 130 - € 160
Anti-bacterial stretch ceiling € 100 - € 200 
*These are indicative prices based on jobs previously carried out. The final costs may differ from the invoice you receive from us.

Calculating the price of a stretch ceiling + calculation example

The price of a stretch ceiling is not difficult to calculate. Simply measure the total surface area and multiply the price. In some cases, the ceiling will cost you more. For example, if you choose a cloth with a pattern. Here is an example of a calculation.

Suppose that you place a stretch ceiling under a skylight with sides of 400 centimetres, a total perimeter of 24 metres and a surface area of 36 metres, and the cloth is printed. And if the customer wants a translucent membrane with an additional anti-fly membrane, the total cost is approximately EUR 5,652.

The anti-fly fabric costs approximately EUR 60 per square metre, which comes to EUR 2,160, and the translucent and printed fabric costs approximately EUR 97 per square metre, which comes to EUR 3,492. If you add in VAT, it comes to around 6,839 euros.

Of course, this is a calculation example for which many extras were chosen. In most cases, a stretch ceiling will cost you a little less. Would you like a better overview of what it will cost you? Then ask one of our craftsmen for advice!

What are the advantages of a stretch ceiling?

A stretch ceiling for your bathroom or another room in your home? That is a good idea, because this type of ceiling has many advantages. Find out about them all below!

Available in many materials and colours

A big advantage of a stretch ceiling is that it is available in many different materials and colours. There are even banners with special patterns and motifs. You can also choose a gloss, high-gloss or matt finish. In addition, there are embossed ceilings and also stretch ceilings with a marble effect, and so on. So the possibilities are endless!

Easy to maintain

Don't feel like scrubbing your ceiling for hours? Then a stretch ceiling is a good choice. It is very easy to maintain. You can just wash it off. Because it is resistant to moisture and mould, a stretch ceiling also suits bathrooms and kitchens.

Light effects are possible

With any type of ceiling you can place the lighting wherever you want, but stretch ceilings have the additional advantage that you can work with light effects. For example, it is possible to place lighting above the cloth for atmospheric effects. If you get tired of your lighting, you can easily replace it afterwards.

Price determining factors

The cost of a stretch ceiling also depends on a number of factors. We list them for you:

Choice of material

The material of the stretch ceiling largely determines the price. There are polyester stretch ceilings and PVC stretch ceilings. A polyester stretch ceiling costs approximately 75 to 80 euros per square metre. A PVC stretch ceiling is slightly less expensive. They cost between 70 and 75 euros per square metre. Please note that this price is often higher for smaller rooms. This applies to both types of stretch ceiling!

Insulation or not?

When you have a stretch ceiling installed, you have the option of choosing an acoustic stretch ceiling. This is a special cloth with a structure that is ideal for combining with insulation material. Of course, you will pay a little more for this type of stretch ceiling. In general, it will cost you 100 to 150 euros per square metre.

Extra options

A standard stretch ceiling has a fine structure and is very tight, but there are many other possibilities. For instance, it is possible to choose a colour or pattern. It is even possible to choose your own print or photo to be placed on the cloth. For this you also pay a lot more. In general, you will pay between 90 and 100 euros per square meter for a ceiling with a print.

Another additional option is a translucent ceiling. This is very nice if you want to create special lighting effects. If you would like a translucent ceiling, it is important that a double stretch ceiling is installed. This is to protect against insects and dirt so that they are not visible when they fall onto the cloth. The average price for this type of stretch ceiling is between 130 and 160 euros per square metre.

Choose a professional from Zoofy and play it safe

Finding the right professional to install your stretch ceiling is no easy task. Often you don't know whether the professional in question is reliable or not. Fortunately, with Zoofy you never have to doubt this. Our professionals are thoroughly screened.

Furthermore, it is very easy to find the best professional in your neighbourhood. It only takes a few minutes and you only have to fill in your details. Do not hesitate to choose a professional on our site, because you will save the call-out charge!