The ceiling of plasterboard is an optimal solution. It in fact allows you to hide and enter tubing and equipment. In this guide we will see how to mount a ceiling of plasterboard step by step. In addition to the equipment required for the construction of the false ceiling, panels, power tools, self-drilling screws, tape measure, cutter and hacksaw, grab a compass and a cutter.

Start by mounting the ceiling, screwing the panels to the ceiling using a screwdriver with drilling screws, keeping the distance of 40 cm apart. The screws must go through the uprights and slip into the panel for a few centimeters. Regarding the panels to be placed in the parts near the corners will be necessary to take measures using the meter. Then, using the pencil of the meter shows the measures taken on the ceiling panel of plasterboard and following the sign newly defined cut the panel using the cutter.


At this point, if you want to add spotlights, marked the diameter of the spotlights on the ceiling marking with a pencil the center of the circle in which point the compass from which we will derive the hole where the inset spotlights. At this point, turn the compass and draw the center, making sure it is exactly in the center of the panel and not in the vicinity of uprights and crosspieces. You can then take your cutter and cut the drywall along the circumference, which we previously obtained with the use of the compass.

The use of a lift-plates facilitates the fixing operation. The wheels allow you to adjust the position accurately. When we place the first slab, we always leave a space of 5 mm from the wall; Once properly positioned, with shutters to the screws. The sheets are placed perpendicular to the profiles; the points of contact between two sheets must be located away from said sections. Now fix each plate, placing the screws to 30 cm long sections. To cut a sheet to size and placed it on the ground and with the mason’s line and then draw a line to be engraved with the knife. We raise the slab engraved with the side not facing us and, approaching the two ends; make pressure on the court, because the plaster bust of equity. At this point we cut the second side hardback with the utility knife (do not ever facing the beveled edge of a plate with a cut edge: make sure that the cut edge is always facing the wall).