to begin construction or repair, the important point is exact definition of the required amount of materials and components.This knowledge makes it possible to calculate costs and plan your budget wisely.

## main advantages and rational approach

### Resistance - humidity is not an obstacle

Today we look at how to properly and accurately perform the calculation of the ceiling rack.So

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- Suspended ceilings are one of the types of false ceilings;
- all components and elements of the ceiling made of metal;
- Basically the rake is made of aluminum and therefore sometimes referred to as a ceiling - metal suspended ceilings.

** once it becomes clear that the use in the production of aluminum suspended ceilings, contributes to a good corrosion resistance of the coating and its free use in high humidity areas.**

### important detail - the beauty

more popular these ceilings, gained because of its attractive appearance and the relative ease of instal

But we have strayed somewhat from our main topic, so we will continue.

### correct calculation - a significant savings

exact calculation of the ceiling and its rack accessories to avoid unnecessary costs associated with the acquisition of an unnecessary amount of individual items or put you in the process of installation, with the need to purchase additional accessories.Thus you will save time and money.

## perform calculations on their own

counting should start with the most important element - the rail.In addition to the main rack, it is also the most expensive element.

### Area and waste - it is important to know

So:

- important to understand that the sale, the sellers are doing the calculation on the basis of the acquired you quadrature;
- also important to understand that there is equal space and in any case during the installation you will need to trim and fit rack elements;
- In this scenario, no waste can not do, but it's your money.Therefore, the most important task is to minimize waste.

### considered standard rail

Currently, there is a huge variety of rails as different colors and sizes.Today we are not going to consider all the available models and consider the most common size, mainly used in private houses and apartments.

- When the width of the slats in 84mm with her stuffing is used in 16 mm.Thus, the total width of the finished item will be 100 mm.Take note.

- The most common length of a commercially available is 3000 mm and 4000 mm.Let us remember that, too.

### Even a small area requires the calculation

proceed directly to the room in which we mount our rack ceiling.Since suspended ceilings perfectly resist moisture, as we wrote in the pages of our site, by and large satisfied with many of them in the kitchen (kitchen ceiling sm.Reechnye do themselves) and bathrooms.

These facilities generally are not very square, so we will do a calculation on such a relatively small area.Take for example a room with a length of 2500 mm and a width of 1900 mm.

### Option One

If we laid along the length of the rail, and it is we 2500mm, we need to purchase a 3-meter rack.

- We already know that the total width along with the insertion of 100 mm.
- If we do the calculation on the basis of the fact that our room has a width of 1900 mm, it becomes clear that the size we need to divide the width of the rail insert.

do the calculation:

- 1900/100 = 19 Total

we need 19 strips with inserts of length 3000 mm.

Our reference - when this calculation it is important to take into account the exact match of inserts.In any case, we must have so that the insert does not have to be on the edges.It becomes clear that the need to insert exactly one less.If the rods 19, then inserts 18.

#### main problem - waste

On the one hand all right, but let's look at how things are going to waste.In this case, the length of the rail length of 3000 mm and 2500 mm of the room, we have obtained 500 mm waste each rail.

Let's see what it is we pour out.

do the calculation:

- 19 pcs * 500 mm = 9500 mm

other words, we get 9.5 meters of waste, which in itself is not very good.With a width of 84 mm slats, is almost 1 m2 waste in such a small space.Agree not a good position.

### Option Two

** In this case it will be better to buy a 4000 mm rail and cut it in half and place it over the width of 1900 mm.** In this case, we have one of the slats turn two and departure from each exactly 100 mm.

our room length is 2500 mm.Let's find out how much we need the rails.

do the calculation:

- 2500/100 = 25

We know that one 4000 mm rail turns on two 2000 mm, so:

- 25/2 = 12,5

Fromit becomes clear that we need to buy 13 slats of 4000 mm.

#### Minimum waste - at least cost

Now let's see how much we have to turn waste.From 12 strips we will be 200 mm from one departure and 2100.

do the calculation:

- 12 * 200 + 2100 = 4500

In the first case the waste of 9,500 mm, while in the second case, they are more than thehalf the total of 4500 mm.

In this example, it becomes clear that a competent and rational approach to the selection and proper placement of the material saving, without lowering the quality, even in relatively small rooms are not talking about large areas.

Keep this in mind while doing the calculation, you will need to rack ceiling you have in mind or perform other repair - construction work.

### Count the Guides

raked understood, now it is the turn to calculate the guide rail or as it is called - a stringer or a comb.

- counting the required number of stringers is important to know that the distance from the first guide to the wall must not exceed 300 mm.
- further the distance between the combs should also not be more than 1200 mm.

Our reference - Unlike slats, stringer measured in running meters.

From the above it becomes clear that we need 3 pieces.combs 2,500 mm or 7,500 linear meters.Sales comb is available in lengths of 3850 mm.

do the calculation:

- 7500/3875 = 1,9

So we need to buy two combs of 3850 mm and a connector combs.

Our information - important to remember that the comb made by different manufacturers can not be used together.

### calculation line trim

the rake calculated stringers, too, it was the turn calculate the necessary amount of line trim.** Angle trim rack mounted on the perimeter of the ceiling and as a stringer is measured in running meters.**

word perimeter means that to calculate the necessary amount of line trim, we need to calculate the perimeter of the ceiling:

- (2500 * 2) + (1900 * 2) = 8800 mm, or 8.8 meter.

Angle trim sold length of 3000 mm.

divide the perimeter of the ceiling on the size and obtain the necessary number of pieces:

- 8800/3000 = 2,93

Everything is clear, we need to buy three pieces of wall bracket.As you can see everything is simple.

### Pendants - no more no less

If we need a roof rack, the calculation did not end there, we need to determine the exact number of suspensions.Here it just now.

Regular readers looking through a video or photo editing rack ceiling on our pages, are already aware that the suspensions are set for him at a distance of 400 mm from the wall, and no closer than 1200 mm apart.

The aforementioned guide tells us that in this case mounted on each stringer need exactly three suspension.** Knowing the number of stringers can precisely calculate the required number of suspensions.**

Let us calculate:

- 3 * 3 = 9 Total

we need exactly nine suspensions.

### accuracy in the details

Knowing the number of suspensions can accurately determine the number of anchor nails attaching them.

Each suspension set them exactly two:

- 9 * 2 = 18

total 18 nails anchor price that just a cheap.

## Additional information

We finished counting the basic elements required for the ceiling, we size.Using this principle, you can successfully perform the calculation for the rack ceiling completely different dimension.

main thing to understand the principle.

In conclusion I want to say a few words.In this calculation did not include wiring and fixtures for the simple reason that in each case individually.

making your payment, be sure to consider this point, so before you get up a real picture of the costs of a particular ceiling.

Good luck!

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