those who are not in the construction industry, you
are advised as to ensure all of your plaster ceiling
reinforced with fibres around the steel frames
to ask about the dimension of the primary and
secondary steel frame installation (1000mm x 400mm)
the thickness of the frame used (0.29mm
the screws fixing intervals. (nothing more than
Contractors usually squeeze the best out of their
clients by providing cheap installation.
As to be
competitive, they will cut down on cost by ommitting
the reinforcing part where after the installation of
the plaster to the steel frame, no additional
reinforcement is done by having to put additional
fibres to secure the
fixing between the steel and the dry plaster.
These additional reinforcement is NOT visible as it
is concealed between the soffit (reinforced concrete
slab) or roof trusses and the plaster ceiling. Some
contractors will decrease the number of steel frame
used by increasing the distance between steel
frames. As to complete their work faster, some even
install lesser screws as to save times by increasing
the distance between one screws to another.
If you were to secure something cheap, RM 2.30/sq.ft
and below, prepared to be frustrated after 12 mths
time. You will notice cracks will starts appearing.
If this a house that you are prepared to live for a
very long time, why not invest in a good
installation. Allocate RM2.60 ~ 2.80/sq.ft, ensure
contractors deliver the above mentioned
supervision works, please request your
contractor to have photos taken during these
the finishing stage of steel frame installation.
(have all of the photos snapped in every rooms and
shown to you prior to plaster installation)
the screws fixing (snap photos in every rooms
prior to concealing the screws fixing)
the reinforcing fibres dipped in molten plaster
being installed 90% (check yourself prior to sealing
off the ceiling)
as for the frame used, bring a samples of steel
used and verify with hardware store on thickness.
The plain horizontal plaster ceiling
installation will come cheaper if it is
install by foreigners. But you must ensure
excellent workmanship and long lasting