PVC Ceilings Are Here To Stay

PVC Ceilings Installed

PVC Ceilings and accessories are made from Poly Vinyl Chloride (PVC) Resins and Auxiliary Materials.

This gives rise to a number of the advantages and unique features that make PVC Ceilings appealing and more suitable for certain market sectors.

PVC Ceilings are Anti-Fungal


PVC Ceilings are anti-fungal and nothing will grow on the ceiling. Tests have been conducted on blood left on panels and there has been no bacterial or fungal growth. This makes PVC Ceilings safe for installations in hospitals and clinics.

PVC Ceilings are Termite Proof


The ceilings are also termite proof as PVC is not soluble and once ingested termites will die.


Corrosion Free PVC Ceilings


There are no metal, irons, or corrosive materials in the PVC panels, so water will not cause corrosion, and the ceiling will be completely corrosion resistant.


PVC Ceilings are waterproof


Water will not damage the product and will easily run off. PVC Ceilings do not expand, contract or warp when exposed to moisture. A burst geyser or something of that nature may cause damage to a few panels where the weight of the water collapses the ceiling, but the entire ceiling will not be damaged and just the damaged section can be replaced.


An ideal product for moist, wet areas such as washrooms and kitchens especially as it is easy to clean as well. The ceiling can be wiped down with a moist cloth and this will remove any dirt or greasy build up.

PVC Ceilings are durable and long lasting and PVC Ceilings SA offer a 20 year guarantee for interior use of their products. PVC Ceilings are not suitable in areas where there is direct sunlight.

Once installed ceilings are maintenance free requiring no painting, cleaning off of mildew or repairing of any chips or cracks.

PVC is lightweight and one person can carry approximately 9m2 of the product compared to Fibre Cement Boards where three people would be needed to carry 3.6m2 of board.

Breakages are also reduced and estimated to be up to 75% less breakages when compared to Gypsum and Fibre Cement board products.

Fire Retardant PVC Ceilings


PVC Ceilings are Fire Retardant which means that they cannot burn. With a direct flame of 60 degrees Celsius, the PVC will melt, but will not make any flames. The ceiling will melt and fall out of the ceiling.

The fire classification is Class B/B1/B2 as tested in accordance with SANS 428.


The R-Value for PVC Ceilings is 0.112 m2 K/W. This is the contribution towards the thermal conductivity and insulation of the overall roof structure and means that the R-Value required from the insulation can be reduced.

PVC Ceilings are easy to install and will take approximately a third of the time to install when compared to a suspended ceiling. In a study done, a 16m2 Gypsum Fixed ceiling with brandering and bishops strip took 8 hours to install prior to painting. The equivalent m2 PVC Ceiling took only 2 hours 30 minutes to install.

With all of these features and benefits, it is easy to understand why PVC Ceilings are gaining in popularity and meet the needs of many ceiling installation requirements.

Take a look at our PVC Ceiling Solutions and experience the amazing features and benefits they offer.


Rudi Bisschoff

Please email me a quote for Pvc bishop strips. Length and inside thickness.
Looking now for 28 m by 3mm id.

Jurie Neethling

How does the PVC compared to Gypsum ceiling in price per square meter please? Material only please.

Denise Gould

Hi Jurie, as a rough guide for August 2017 use the following:-
• PVC Ceiling – R73.00/m² – finished product
• 7mm JUMBO Ceiling – R50.00/m² – includes H-Strip – will need to be painted
• 9mm JUMBO Ceiling – R60.00/m² – includes, board, tape & plaster – will need to be painted
** more labour + time needed for a gypsum ceiling

Clint Richardson

I have recurring mold on a PVC ceiling. There must be a layer of dirt the mold is feeding on. What is the best solution for cleaning the ceiling?

Tanya Monteiro

Hello Clint, I have forwarded your message on to the best person to help and will get back to you asap. regards, Tanya

Tanya Monteiro

Hi Clint, try this,
Mix 1/2 cup dish soap and 10ml of bleach in a bucket until foamy.
Pour the mixture onto a cloth or sponge.
Wash the PVC using the wet cloth or sponge.
Wipe the PVC dry with a white cloth or paper towel.
You may want to look inside your ceiling (to the area where the mould is) and make sure there is not something laying on the PVC Ceiling that is causing this mould, like a dead rodent etc.
** repeat steps 1-5 on a regular basis to keep your ceiling looking like new.
Let us know how you go,
Best regards

Kate Brownell

This is an excellent blog you have shared. As pvc panels are cheaper than any other building material, I want to install it at my home, bathroom and also in garage. While searching for online tips I came to know about some disadvantages of it. When it burns it release toxic gas. But why should I think of burning now. I can extra care for that. PVC panel are water resistant, easy to clean and PVC panel installation is so easy.


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