If your home was built between 1975 and 1990, then there is a high likelihood that you will have sagging ceilings.

Sagged ceilings are very common in Perth. This is due to the techniques that were used in the sheeting of ceilings in this period. 


The former Australian Standards method was to use adhesive at the centre of the sheet and use a temporary cleat to hold the centre of the plasterboard ceiling sheet until the adhesive took hold. Due to Perth’s hot climate heat builds up in the roof space causing joists to expand and contract which in-turn causes popping nail and screw holes.


Also in this time, plaster-glass ceilings were installed. These ceilings are secured differently to plasterboard with the use of saddle straps. Over time these straps break and get worn away resulting in the key of the plaster against the joists being lost and sagging takes affect.


Q. Is a sagged ceiling repairable?

A. Yes

- Ceiling Secure have repaired hundreds of sagged ceilings and in our experience, less than 10% are beyond repair.
Sagging ceilings can be repaired for as little as $300 per room.


Q. How can I tell if my ceilings are sagging?


A. A sagging ceiling will be most noticeable at night when the lights are on. You will be able to see one or more very visible lines running across the ceiling.

Generally they will stop around 30cm from the wall.

These lines are the sheet joins which become more an more visible as the sagging ceiling worsens. Another indication is that your light fittings or your air conditioning vent may look crooked.

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