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August 12, 2017 18:06

Construction and design of multi-level ceilings of plasterboard

Construction and design of multi-level ceilings of plasterboard

Often, in an apartment or office building there is a need to visually separate areas from each other, which is done with the help of multi-level ceiling of plasterboard.

Plasterboard is so easy to use and that it easily allows you to embody any fantasy ready architectural solutions.

The picture is sometimes a multilevel ceiling looks so rich that there is a risk to evaluate this type of decorating is expensive and wrongly abandoned.

Drywall - a layer of plaster, fixed on a cardboard base - fragile finishing material.

The outlets presented wall and ceiling gypsum board, which is divided into common and waterproof (for installation in sanitary rooms).

Application for registration of the drywall ceiling provides a perfectly flat surface.

And use it in a number of levels brings the interior a special charm.

new apartments are sold mainly without finishing, so the design of housing and design options can be ordered separately from the developer or to make their own hands.

In today's new housing stock most often offered options such as studio apartments, where one room is allocated space for the kitchen, living room and bedroom, and a luxury apartment with spacious hallway, large kitchen and spacious living room.


In both cases, it would be desirable to allocate different areas within the same room.For example, in the kitchen by using tiered ceiling visually separate area where food is prepared, from the zone where eat.

living room design to make, to equip the different ceilings on the television area, sitting area and a playground for children.

The apartment-studio is necessary to highlight the even greater number of areas: space for kitchen, living room, bedroom, office space.

The purpose of this article - to tell you how to make a multilevel ceiling plasterboard easy and inexpensive to own hands.


  • Features multilevel structures
  • Preliminary work - a sketch and layout
  • Set the frame and fixing sheets of drywall
  • Fixing gypsum plasterboard

Features multilevel structures

multilevel structure is mounted very quickly, much morefaster than going the traditional preparation of the ceiling for painting or wallpapering.

on multilevel plasterboard ceiling mounted illuminated point, so it is possible to allocate some space area light.

Trey ceilings Drywall - the most common ceiling solution.

In high rooms (height of the walls is not less than 3.5 meters) have the opportunity to realize the ceiling in three levels.

is necessary to take into account that the load on the ceiling frame and this increases the need to use the enhanced profile.This leads to an increase in the ceiling value.

in apartments and offices with a standard height of 2.8-3 meters the third level will make the room visually less.

The photo shows several variants of multi-level structures.

Preliminary work - a sketch and layout

crafted design.Preparatory work should start with a sketch of the future of multi-level ceiling.Ideas can be represented with their own hands or to find images on the Internet.

Draw on a scale of the room, put on her windows and doors, keeping the proportions of the distance from the wall.Separately, draw and cut out designs furniture with the same scale.

Look at photos and videos of various interiors, choose which options you like the ceiling and can be implemented in your environment.

At this stage, it is not necessary to think, how complicated the installation of a decision - absolutely any design really perform without problems.

Move layout drawing of the room furniture, decide which areas will be indoors and work through the design of each of them.

determine where the ceiling will be electricity, public places should take additional walling.

Elektrotochki provided so as to be able to turn on the backlight of the different zones.


example, lighting the playing area is made independently from the rest area.If the room is large, you should even think of a single area, two or three light intensity.

So, when the first half of the lamps in the room is dim lights, and bright lighting is achieved by the inclusion of the second part.These points should be considered at the planning stage.

Several options can be locked in the photo - work will be done more precisely if there is a clear idea of ​​what the outcome is expected.

Made sketch - it is a complete design of your multi-level ceiling.

When the sketch is complete, you are ready to start marking and installation of their own hands.First clear the surface of the whitewash, tiles or wallpaper.


If the old coating is lagging behind, it is necessary to clean off a special brush.

trim that holds tight, can remain, but be sure to check for cracks underneath, which aggravated in the future, will damage the frame of our multi-level ceiling.

frame set and fixing plasterboard sheets

To make the frame assembly, take tools:

  • marker;
  • cutting tools (scissors or Bulgarian);
  • drill;
  • knife for making holes;
  • plane for pre-filler;
  • goggles.

frame device for ceiling plasterboard begins with a set of profiles.Typically used UD and CD profiles ( «D» letter marked profiles for use on the ceiling).

CD (width 6 cm, thickness 2.5 cm, length 3 or 4 meters) - the main profile, each sheet of drywall is attached to the 4 or more such profiles.

UD (width and thickness 2.5 cm, length 3 or 4 meters, thickness of steel varies depending on the manufacturer) - carries the auxiliary function, lying around the room.

Mounting frame and sheets presented in the video.


first step in producing the frame assembly to the walls and ceiling.The wall on marked lines (5-8 cm below the baseline) are attached UD profiles.

Now you need to install the hangers and type CD profiles, already inserted in the guide.Then you need to set the jumpers and cross-clamps hold them together with carrier.

profile CD is mounted on the U-shaped hangers fixed on the ceiling, and the edges are inserted into UD profile.CD profiles are placed at a distance of no more than 40-45 cm from each other.

Periodically check the water level of the frame.Small deviations

currently invisible, but after multilevel construction is completed, the inclination of the sheets will be visible.

If the edge of the second level of the project is scheduled bent, it must be formed from profiles that bend through the incision and make the desired shape.

The sale is finished curved profiles, but made much difference between his own hands and will not be acquired.

before dialing profile on the second level is necessary to fasten the drywall on the visible side of the first.

If the premises, we chose a regular drywall, the kitchen is to take a water-resistant, and the bathroom it is a must.

sheets are fixed to the frame by means of screws to work on gispokartonu.

The frame for the ceiling

There are two options prepare the drywall - do all the openings and the saw cut on the floor, and then start the installation, or by attaching to the frame, cut unnecessary plaster knife.

finished frame device, move the harness to the point where lights will be placed.

If you do not have experience working with electricity with his hands, see the relevant instructions with photos for safe operation.All wires should be wrapped in corrugated.

near each point leave allowance electrical wires 15 cm Buying lights, pay attention to the possibility of installation in drywall -. Very powerful are not suitable due to excessive heating.

Fastening drywall sheets

When done work on a set of profiles, you can begin installation of sheets of drywall second level.

Between the upper and lower level bridges are placed, which allow to strengthen the structure.

To avoid inaccuracies in the second layer of the multi-layered structure, it is desirable to produce trimming sheets after the fixing.

For this rough sheet clipped (by wide margins) on the floor, fasten to the frame and is doing the finishing trim using a paint knife.

lower edge of the multi-level structure - the most conspicuous part.If it lists in some places will not cover the frame, a general view will be ruined.

The final trimming produce slowly, making sure that the surface of the sheet coincides exactly with the frame.


Small chips arising from the pruning knife, you can overwrite, giving them a flat or rounded shape.

design of any multi-level ceiling can spoil irregularities and errors, so be sure to proshpaklevat seams between the sheets.

Further all finished structure must be leveled with plaster.Then you can decorate with wallpaper or simply paint.

Now you have a complete understanding of how to make a multilevel ceiling plasterboard with their hands.