House ceiling design ideas

When it comes to choosing your house ceiling design, there is not a huge variety always available. In most cases, if you do not ask or speak to your builder or construction company, they will go with the most commonly used option. In South Africa, the most commonly used options are RhinoBoard and Gyprock ceilings. We will be pointing out some options and their pros and cons.

What are the most popular options to choose from?

RhinoBoards and Gyprock Ceilings

RhinoBoard or Gyprock ceilings are without a doubt excellent ceilings. These ceilings are still in style in the modern era and have their place. Gyprock ceilings have been available for a long time. The thick brown paper laminated on both sides of the ceiling gives it the appearance of chalk. These boards need to be prepared by skimming them before you are able to paint them.

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  • Easy to install and repair

  • Freely available

  • Light weight

  • Cheap alternative for sound isolating


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Isoboard Thermal Ceilings

There are Isoboard ceilings in a lot of today’s new homes. The Tongue and Groove finish resembles the old knotty pine ceilings very closely. The finish is a stunningly bright, smooth white. It’s important to note that Isoboard ceilings don’t need to be painted because they won’t fade over time, but you are able to paint them.

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  • Long lifespan

  • It does not absorb water

  • No painting required

  • Easy installation


  • Insulation is required to prevent and reduce noise pollution

Knotty pine ceilings

The purpose of knotty pine is to be used as a ceiling board. It is a slatted pine strip. Utilizing a tongue and groove system, the knotty pine panels fit together. Knotty pine ceilings are made to be easily installed as-is or varnished in a natural wood finish to give the space a warm, natural wood feel.

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  • Environmentally friendly

  • Durability

  • Insulation and soundproofing


  • It needs special treatment against water and moisture

  • Not fireproof

  • Needs special treatment against pest

  • More pricey than other options

Suspended Ceilings

Kitchens frequently feature suspended ceilings. A suspended ceiling’s main advantage is that it gives a room’s internal ceiling a neat, smooth finish while concealing electrical wires, pipework, and other services.

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  • It provides sound proofing

  • Easy to install

  • It is easy to remove and replace when repairs are needed

  • This allows for easy lighting installations

  • Many color / design options available


  • Limited lifespan

  • Not as sturdy as other options

  • Reduces room space because it hangs lower

With so many options to choose from, take into consideration the cost and the lifespan of the choice you make.

Home Builders near me?

Leukes Builders service the whole Cape town and Western Cape. We are based in Kuils River but have clients as far as Romansbaai, Hermanus, Malmesbury and Langebaan.