How To Estimate Quantity Of PVC Ceiling For Self Contain

Tuesday, 28 August 2018

How To Estimate Quantity Of PVC Ceiling For Self Contain

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While brainstorming on the next topic to write for you my audience, i remembered i have never written anything about Roofing as well as Ceiling and so today i  want to give us a quick guide on calculating the number of PVC Ceiling required for a self contain.

If you're looking for how to estimate the exact number of pvc ceiling to buy for that self contain you're building, then this post is for you.

Just sit tight and follow me through the different headings

What Is PVC Ceiling?

I am really not going to spend more time on this definition thing because what matters is that you are able to complete your project with the best material isn't that so?
PVC stands for Polyvinyl Chloride, the ceiling is just a kind of ceiling material made with Polyvinyl Chloride plastics, they're light and easy to install.

What is the Length Of One PVC Ceiling?

On the average, the length of a PVC Ceiling is measured to be 19.5ft (5950mm or 5.95m)

What is the Width of One PVC Ceiling?

The Width of one PVC Ceiling is 200mm or 8 inches

How Many PVC Ceiling Will Cover A Self Contain In Nigeria?

In order to know the number of PVC Ceiling that will cover a self contain, we sure need to do this with a building plan showing the self contain under consideration.
This is because we need the dimensions of each part of the building that is to be covered with the PVC Ceiling so i am uploading a Building plan of self contain below (Self contain is simply a one bedroom apartment with parlor, kitchen, dining and toilet attached)

building plan of self contain - guardianconstructions
Plan of Self Contain apartment Drawn by Nwachukwu Richard
Now we itemize all sections in the apartment using the dimensions and then work out the area of each one of them.

In the self contain above, we have the following parts, their dimensions and areas below:

Note: Dimensions on the plan were in milimeter, these were converted to meters thus the areas are in square meters

Dimensions = 1000mm x 3600 = 1 x 3.6 = 3.6m2

Dimensions = 3800 x 5250 = 3.8 x 5.25 = 19.7m2

Dimensions = 3600 x 4000 = 3.6 x 4.0 =   14.4m2

Inner Varandah 
Dimensions = 1250 x 2350 = 1.25 x 2.35 = 2.94m2

Dimensions = 1250 x 2350 = 1.25 x 2.35 = 2.94m2

Dimensions = 1650 x 2900 = 1.65 x 2.9 = 4.8m2

Now listen carefully, the eaves will also receive PVC, we are going to assume the length for eaves as 2 feet (600mm), this covers the entire length and breadth of the building, multiplying by the lenths x 600, breadths x 600 gives us the total area to be covered by pc ceilings on the exterior corners of the building.

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Length of building = (8400)mm x 600 = 8.4 x 0.6
Breadth of building = (5350)mm x 600 = 5.35 x 0.6

Now we will obtain the area and multiply by 2

8.4 x 0.6 = 5.04 x 2 = 10.8m2
5.35 x 0.6 = 3.21 x 2 = 6.42m2
Total area for eaves = 17.22m2

Now we are going to add all these areas together in order to get the overall area to be covered by the PVC Ceiling.

Total area to be covered by PVC Ceiling in  a Self contain

Total Area = Area (Varandah + Parlor+ Bedroom + Inner Varandah + WC + Kitchen + Area of eaves)

Total Area = (3.6+19.7+14.4+2.94+2.94+4.8+17.22)m2

Total area = 65.66m2

I hope you understood how we got these values by reading the building plan above?

Now lets know how many lengths of PVC We will need for a self contain apartment here in Nigeria. In order to do this, we must first know the area of one PVC Ceiling.

Remember we already know the length and breadth of one PVC ceiling 

Now let us answer another important question

What is the area of One PVC Ceiling?

In order to calculate the area of one pvc ceiling, we must know the length (5950mm) as well as the width/Breadth (200mm)

Therefore, the area of one pvc = 5.95 x 0.200
and this gives us 1.5m2 (1.5 square meters)

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Now we know the surface area of one pvc ceiling, we also know the entire surface area where PVC ceiling is to be fixed, lets now estimate the quantity of pvc ceiling required for the job

To get the number of pvc ceiling that will be required for a self contain apartment, we divide the total area (65.66m2) by the area of one pvc ceiling (1.5m2)

Dividing this, we have

65.66/1.5 = 44 lengths of PVC Ceiling

So when asked how to estimate quantity of pvc ceiling for self contain apartment, quickly run to this blog and i promise you will understand how to calculate it easily.

The plan above is not drawn to standard.
This is just for educational purpose only, if you must quote this for someone out there, ensure the dimensions are the same.
This content was written by a Nigerian, so do not be surprised if pvc is not used in your area.

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  1. This an awesome post you got here dear!
    Will surely recommend to my students!!!

  2. Your blog is very Educative . can you teach us how to calculate POP materials?

  3. Please how many bundle of pvc will contain 11 by 11 room?

  4. vey educative post. Well done