When you’re renovating or getting your home constructed there are many things to consider during the process. First of all you’ll need to consider how long you want to be in the house and what you plan to do if you’re not going to live in the house through retirement. You’ll also need to consider what type of aesthetic you would like the house to have, for example, do you want it to have a slick and clean vibe? Or would you prefer a rustic country vibe? In the early stages that your house is being constructed there are many different ways to achieve the vibe that you want. One method is through the interior lining. There are many types of linings you can use for the interior of your house. Some of the interior linings are just for the ceiling, while others are for the walls.
When you’re thinking of materials to use for your interior walls you should consider any of the following:
• Fibre cement board
Plasterboard creates a smooth finish that will stand the test of time. That is why it has been used since the late 1800s and it is so durable that it can last several decades so if you’re looking for longevity, plasterboard should be your choice for your interior lining. Plasterboard has a clean finish making it easy to decorate with wallpaper or if you’d prefer a natural finish it can simply be painted over. It is easy to maintain as well making it a very easy option for your construction. Plasterboard is most likely to be used for bedrooms, living rooms, guest rooms, studies or offices.
Villaboard is similar to plasterboard however it is more commonly used in bathrooms, laundries or anywhere else where the surface might get wet. It is heavy duty and water resistant so it is long-lasting in areas that are subject to moisture and dampness. Due to its durability it can also be used in commercial kitchens or buildings. Like plasterboard it offers a smooth finish and can easily be painted or tiled if you’d like to change the look while retaining the durability and strength, however Villaboard looks beautiful on its own in its natural state. When you’re living in Australia where there are bushfire seasons, it’s vital that construction materials are fireproof and that’s exactly what Villaboard is. It is fireproof which increases safety.
Fibre cement board is another type of internal lining that you can use. Fibre cement board is manufactured in sheets and can also be painted if you’d like to choose your colour scheme. Similar to Villaboard, fibre cement board is water resistant meaning that if it gets wet it will not falter. It’s strength and stability will remain.
Here at Oz Set we use all of these linings and can make a recommendation based on your individual needs. Just give us a call and ask, or if you have questions about your ceilings we’d be more than happy to answer your questions. A few of the ceiling options we use are listed below, with information about what each of them offers.
• Timber feature ceilings
• Plasterboard ceilings
• Perforated ceilings
• Metal strip ceilings
• Suspended tile ceilings
Timber feature ceilings are ideal for those who would like a more rustic atmosphere in their building. Think of a timber feature ceiling as being similar to a timber floor or a timber wall. You will be able to enjoy the beauty of the timber and can choose the varnish finish. Timber feature ceilings offer a natural look for those who want to steer clear of white and who want to bring a natural look into their home or office. Timber feature ceilings are available in a variety of different timbers and shades to suit so whether you’d like a dark timber scheme or a light timber scheme we can find the perfect shade and pattern for you.
Plasterboard is one of the most versatile interior building materials around and it can also be used for your ceiling. On top of being durable it will also make your home light and therefore it will create an illusion of space (as the lighter a home is the bigger it looks).
Perforated ceilings are ceilings constructed from tiles that have been perforated. They typically are used in commercial buildings and assist with sound absorption. Instead of remaining in the room, the sound will travel through the tiles which creates excellent acoustic quality and reduces the noise level within the room, so it’s great for noisy offices or commercial spaces. Perforated ceilings are available in a variety of materials, colours and shapes so speak to one of our experts about the best option for your individual needs.
Another type of interior lining that you may want to consider is a metal strip ceiling. Metal strip ceilings are commonly used in commercial buildings where acoustic quality and longevity are the two main priorities. Metal strip ceilings over temperature control and can reduce the heat in a space, so would be brilliant for factories or warehouses where you need good temperature control. They can also be used in offices in warmer climates.
Suspended tile ceilings are made from white plasterboard and often come in a grid like format. They’re generally used in commercial buildings however they can also be used in residential buildings. The purpose of the tiles is to improve the acoustics of the building. The grid can either be hidden or remain visible. It depends on your individual preference as to which you should choose.
Our friendly team at Oz Set would be happy to answer any questions you have about your project. We’re available on 040 772 3372.