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Last updated on May 14th, 2023

Stretch ceiling price guide

Stretch ceilings are versatile, easy to install and don’t cost the earth. It’s no surprise that this design trend continues to be popular among architects, interior designers and homeowners alike. Our guide provides costs, tips and advice for getting stretch ceiling installed.

Stretch ceilings are versatile, easy to install and don’t cost the earth. It’s no surprise that this design trend continues to be popular among architects, interior designers and homeowners alike – but what is the price to get one installed?

From the size of the surface area to the texture desired, there are a few factors that will influence the total cost. To help you put together an accurate budget, we’ve put together a guide to the average stretch ceiling price in the UK.

Stretch ceiling price

The average stretch ceiling cost starts at around £20 per m2. On that basis, the cost to install stretch ceiling in a living room of 16m2 (the average living room size in the UK), would be £320. A living room of around 25m2 would see a stretch ceiling price of £500 to install. However, if you favour high-quality material, prices will be slightly higher at around £30-£40 per m2.

Stretch ceiling film price

Ceiling typeUnitAverage cost
Satin / Matte texturesPer m2£52
GlossPer m2£55
TranslucentPer m2£60
Image print
Per m2£75
Printed on PVC film
Per m2£57
Sparkling / embossed

Per m2£57

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A stretch ceiling can brighten up a bedroom, give a more spacious feel to a living room and make a dining room feel grand. They are also highly popular in commercial settings, such as a restaurant, a beauty clinic or even an office. The cost of a stretch ceiling will depend on the amount of PVC film used and the texture desired. As you would expect, a single design on one ceiling will cost less than the price to install PVC film on every ceiling in your property.

Stretch ceiling price list

Check out our pricing table to get an idea of the costs associated with different materials. As you can see, image print ceilings tend to skew higher on the price range, while matte and gloss are usually more affordable. Ultimately, quotes will always depend on location and the size of the ceiling. If there are more than four corners of your room, a curved area or a lot of lighting points, you can expect the price to increase to accommodate for custom requirements.

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stretch ceiling cost

What is PVC stretch ceiling?

PVC stretch ceiling comprises of the ‘profile’ – the framework that borders the ceilings, and the material – a film sheet that is stretched on to the frame and secured through nails or staples. PVC is a durable and highly affordable form of plastic which is commonly used in stretch ceilings, but it isn’t the only choice of material available.

How do you fix a stretch ceiling?

If you’ve noticed a puncture in your stretch ceiling, don’t worry. The whole ceiling usually won’t need replacing. In these cases, a little bit of silicone sealant can be added to resolve the problem before it gets worse.

How long does it take to install stretch ceiling?

The timescales involved in stretch ceiling installation vary but tend to average out to around a day to fill space of 60m2 and half a day for a 30m2 room. The job will include profile installation, fitting the material and any colouring necessary.

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