Installation

E Designs offer a 2-year guarantee on our craftsmanship when our professional team does your installation for you. But should you choose to D.I.Y., here are some pointers for your project:

Measuring for PVC Ceilings.

  1. PVC Ceilings are not measured the same way as regular ceiling board.
  2. PVC Panels are ordered and cut into in specific lengths, thus, we need to measure the Panel Length in the direction of the Roof Trusses in a specific area, where you are planning to install the PVC.
  3. The opposite direction, the batten direction, will be the width of the room.
  4. If you supply us with the Length (roof trusses direction), and Width (batten direction) of the area, we can work out the m2 of your area, as well as how many panels of the specified length you would need to cover the entire area measured.
  5. If all else fails! Call E Designs, and we will come do the measurements for you – FREE OF CHARGE in the Witbank area.

Instructions for PVC Ceilings

  1. PVC can be installed under Wooden Battens or Galvanized Cross T/Main T Grit.
  2. Spacing between battens should be: 0.400mm as per factory specifications.
  3. PVC Panels are installed from one side of the room to the other – by interlocking your panels.
  4. Our installation team uses 4mmx20mm square bit screws for installations into battens.
  5. Drywall screws into galvanized or battens can also be used with ease.
  6. The first PVC Panel is screwed into the battens parallel with the wall, with the short “lip” of the PVC Panel against the wall.
  7. Screw through the PVC Panel, close enough to the wall, so that the Cornice will cover up your screws on the first Panel.
  8. Also, screw the first Panel on the long “lip” side, every 0.400mm into the battens.
  9. Please make sure to screw the PVC Panels into each 0.400mm batten, to avoid your PVC panels not sagging when interlocked.
  10. Interlock the second panel with the first, interlocking the “long lip”with the “short lip” sides.
  11. Make sure your PVC Panels are properly interlocked with each other, not to have any gap in between the 2 panels as well as concealing the screws completely.
  12. Secure the second panel by screwing into the long lip again at every 400mm.
  13. Repeat the process until the last panel is installed.
  14. Paste your cornice around the room – and VOILA! Your project is completed.
  15. PVC Ceiling panels can be cleaned off with a damp cloth and water.
  16. NO CHEMICALS allowed to be used on PVC Panels, as that will cause your PVC Panels to discolour (chemical reaction with PVC).
  17. Making sure your battens are leveled before starting your installation of PVC Panels, will make the process quick and easy.

Cutting PVC Panels

  1. PVC Panels can easily be cut by using a sharp utility knife (carpet knife), or using a fine tooth saw. The finer the teeth, the neater the cut.

Please take note of the following:

  1. PVC Panels can easily be cut by using a sharp utility knife (carpet knife), or using a fine tooth saw. The finer the teeth, the neater the cut.
  2. PVC Ceiling Panels must not be directly exposed to sun, wind and rain.
  3. PVC Panels heat defelction is 60 degrees Celcius.
  4. Light fittings used together with PVC Celings must not exceed 50 degrees Celcius heat deflection.
  5. When installed around the chimney or a fireplace, pleace buffer the ceiling between the PVC and the chimney with a material that does not translate heat – like wood.
  6. Never use a harsh sponge or cloth when cleaning your PVC Panels, which might cause fine scratch marks to your panels.

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