We make a simple two-level ceiling of plasterboard

By Admin | Materials And Methods For Finishing Ceilings
09 April 2016

This article focuses on how to make a two-level ceiling of plasterboard with their hands.As an example, consider the establishment of a ceiling structure with arched contour.Installation of the ceiling can seem to many quite a challenge, but hasten to assure you that, with the appropriate tools and materials and using our instructions, the job can handle almost any.

Installation of two-level ceiling of plasterboard - step by step guide


  1. key points that should be noted at the outset
  2. Make a framework of metal profiles
  3. Boarding frame plasterboard
  4. Video: Installation of a complex two-level ceilingplasterboard
  5. Video Editing box of drywall around the perimeter of the room

key points that should be noted at the outset

# 1. First, you must determine exactly where going to mount plasterboard.If it is a room with high humidity, you must purchase water-resistant drywall.If the conditions in the room do not go beyond the norm, you can not spend the extra money and buy an ordinary drywall.

# 2. Secondly, you have to draw an arcuate path corresponding to the shape of your future ceiling.At first glance, this task may seem easy enough, but it really made you change your mind.Carefully review the matter, to determine the form to which you aspire and finally move its projection on the ceiling.

# 3. Third, you must select the type of frame.You may prefer the wooden bars: this stuff is cheap, durable and features a large range of sizes available.However, there is an excellent alternative - a metal profile: it is very light, stable and easy to assemble, and besides, unlike wood it is possible to give virtually any shape.

To create a two-tier plasterboard, you will need:


  • rails and ceiling profiles;
  • drywall;
  • screws for the FCL.


  • square or T-square, tape measure, a pencil, a knife;
  • screwdriver;
  • level;
  • tin snips;
  • ladder;
  • protective gloves and goggles.


Be careful when working with drywall - its leaves are heavy.

If you can afford it, buy or rent a special jack for plasterboard.

Do not drive the screws too far into the drywall, becauseit can cause damage to the material.

Make a framework of metal profiles

As we have said, the first step - a painting on the ceiling of the circuit design, conceived to make you.If you can not draw a perfect curve on the first try, you can try again and again until you are satisfied with the result.Make sure that the label you apply, clearly visible, because you'll be guided by them when you start to establish a framework of metal profiles.

We draw the contour of the ceiling of the future
contour frame ceiling.

Make incisions on the walls of the guide profile every 10-15 cm for this purpose using tin snips.These incisions allow the bend profile to give it the desired shape.

Tip: Use protective gloves to avoid cutting hands on the sharp edge of the metal profile.

The bending guide profile
incisions on the walls of the metal profile.

Using screws secure the prepared guide profile on the ceiling along the marked lines.In this case, the ceiling was concrete, so we had to drill several holes in it, insert the dowels and then later to fix the profile.If the ceiling in your house, wooden, you must first determine the location of the ceiling joists and then fix them with screws the guide profile.

Fasten the guide profile
Drill holes for mounting the profile.

to the side wall profile does not interfere with drilling holes or twist screws, should be every 15 cm to make it rectangular notch 2 cm wide. Of course, it must be done before you started the installation of the profile.

Fastening metal profiles to the ceiling.

Now you need to cut and attached to a metal profile of a narrow strip of drywall - the side wall of your future two-level ceiling.The width of this band will determine the vertical dimensions of the whole structure.We cut strips of width 15 cm, you can, if desired, omit the oil paint Ceiling coving even lower.The choice depends on the total height of your room and how comfortable you feel in a room with low ceilings.

Before performing these works carefully read with the following materials:

  • bend the drywall and metal profile for him.
  • like you cut drywall and is doing it in the hole.

Fastening sidewall
Fixing the side wall of plasterboard to the profile.

Continue to fix drywall screws, using a screwdriver for this purpose.For 9.5 mm plasterboard, and that is what we recommend to use for mounting the ceiling is quite suitable screws 25 mm long.

Tip: For high-quality fixing drywall screws should be screwed every 15 cm.

Fixing the side wall of the drywall to the frame of the metal sheets.

When installing the next strip, make sure they are well aligned and, last but not least, a well adjacent to each other, leaving no gap.

Screws should go well in the drywall that their hats are exactly at the level of its surface.Otherwise you will have to spend more effort in finishing.

The junction of two strips of drywall
junction of two sheets of drywall.

Tip: If you bend the planned curve very slight, plasterboard take shape without any effort on your part.If you need to bend to form a sufficiently small radius of curvature, you'll have to learn how to bend the drywall.

Continue installation cardboard-gypsum strips until you finish your future front part of the two-level ceiling.Ensure that the drywall is well fixed on the profile, otherwise the material deforms over time, and your ceiling will become unsightly.

edges of drywall should be cut very accurately.If you do not pay due attention to such trifles, you have to work hard at the stage of finishing.

formation of the frontal part of the ceiling of plasterboard.

frame of the metal sheets for the installation of two-level ceiling of plasterboard is more complicated than you might at first appear.You should now install the second guide profile on the lower edge of the band have recorded your drywall.Do not forget to make cuts in the side walls to give the desired curved profile.

Securing the lower profile
Securing the lower guide profile.

Use a screwdriver for fixing the profile to the drywall - it will allow you to get the job done efficiently and save time.Screw the screws every 15 cm to ensure that your design is already too tough and durable.Do not forget about safety precautions: Wear protective gloves will save your hands from cuts on the sharp edges of the metal profile.

side mount plasterboard walls to the lower guide profile.

continue to build a framework for plasterboard ceiling, securing metal guide profile on the opposite wall.It must be strictly parallel to the lower profile, set a little earlier.

Use laser or spirit level to make sure that the metal profile perfectly straight along its entire length.Pay attention to these details, because they affect the quality of the final result.

Securing the guide profile on the opposite wall, directly opposite the previously attached bottom curved profile.

now necessary to strengthen the framework by installing support profiles that connect two metal rails.The distance between the cross members should be about 50 cm, but at the same time you have to take into account the size of your plasterboard: the junction of two sheets must account for the location of a bridge to be able to fix it on both sheets.Pay attention to this aspect before installing the jumper of the supporting profiles.

Set jumpers
Creating a skeleton of metal sheets.

to increase the strength of the frame must be installed on the ceiling of special metal hangers and screws to fix them jumpers.If the width of the plasterboard ceiling is less than 60 cm, you need to install only one metal suspension for each cross-section profile.If the width of the structure is greater than 60 cm, you should consider installing at least two metal hangers for each jumper.

Securing the suspension and transverse profile
ceiling mount transverse profile by means of suspension.

Both ends of each metal jumpers must be carefully secured with screws in the guide profiles.Ensure that all the metal lintel perpendicular to the wall and parallel to each other.

Tip: Use a level to make sure that all jumpers are located horizontally on the same level.If not, you may have made a mistake when installing the guide profile on the wall.

ceiling mount cross profile in the guide profile.

Boarding frame plasterboard

So, you have finished assembling the frame of the metal sheets for the two-level ceiling.Make sure the metal bridge parallel to each other, secured at both ends in the guide profiles and using hangers to the ceiling.

frame of metal profiles.

After you have checked the installation of the ceiling frame, you can move on to the next stage - trim frame plasterboard.

Before installing the sheet of drywall you need to cut it to fit the curve of your arch.Otherwise, when you are secure plate on the frame to crop will be very, very difficult.

Do not worry if after cutting drywall is not quite perfectly matches the curve of your frame - later you can fix minor bugs by using a fiberglass mesh and fillings.Just make sure that these defects are really minor.

Fastening drywall sheets to the metal frame.

Now you have to fix a sheet of drywall on all rails and ceiling profile by screwing screws every 15 cm. If you can not pick up a sheet of oil paint yourself, ask a friend to help you.

Fastening drywall to the frame of the metal sheets.

Before you install the last sheet of drywall, you need to solve all the possible existing problems associated with lighting fixtures.In our case, we needed to install spotlights, so we have got into the vault ceiling electrical wires and mark the place where they will be mounted fixtures.

In addition, you have the last chance to check, did you remember to oil paint in the construction of any tools.

Placing the wiring inside the structure
placement of electrical wires inside the plasterboard ceiling.

Once you have completed the installation of the last sheet of drywall on metal frame, your ceiling should be similar to what you see in the pictures.

Fixing the last sheet of drywall.

Make sure that all edges are lined plasterboard.If you find small bumps, you have the opportunity to correct them with a knife.

Check whether all the sheets of plasterboard is well attached to the metal frame.

Duplex oil paint Ceiling with arched contour.

Now you know how to make a two-level ceiling of plasterboard and, for sure, will be able to apply this knowledge in practice, to make your home different from others.

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Video: Installation of a complex two-level ceiling of plasterboard

Video Editing box of drywall around the perimeter of the room

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