Life Expectancy & Maintenance
Gyprock: Gyprock usually lasts between 25 and 30 years. Maintenance is usually far less costly and less labour-intensive. Maintenance work can be pinpointed to specific sections of the gyprock ceiling, which means you can avoid having to replace your entire ceiling for most repair work.
Plaster glass: Plaster glass will last over 50 years, and perhaps over a lifetime, if maintained correctly. Although plaster glass ceilings can last far longer than gyprock ceilings, plaster glass ceilings suffer from a higher cost for maintenance, which can become very costly due to the time, expertise and labour required.
In sum, gyprock is a more versatile ‘plug-and-play’ solution, whilst plaster glass provides a higher quality tailored solution.
Gyprock: Gyprock can have ceiling cracks along the joints over time. If not maintained correctly, or due to storms, gyprock is also prone to moisture and water damage resulting in mould, sagging ceilings and more,
Plaster glass: Dirt buildup over time and sagging ceiling. As plaster glass ceilings are held in place by hessian straps, over the course of it’s life, re-strapping may be required. Ensuring regular maintenance of your plaster glass ceiling, can also avoid the need to restore your ceiling to its former glory.
Gyprock: Gyprock is cheap, versatile and easy to install. However, it is prone to moisture absorption, which can cause even more issues in the future. It also has a lower life expectancy than plaster glass.
Despite this, as gyprock is the most commonly used ceiling material, finding a reliable professional to help you with maintenance & repair is far easier & cheaper.
Gyprock is recommended for those that want an easy no-headache solution for their ceiling needs.
Plaster glass: Plaster glass ceilings have a far longer life expectancy than gyprock. They add a certain quality and character to a room that simply cannot be matched by gyprock.
However, due to its intricate and tailored approach, maintenance and repair work will be more expensive. Finding a reliable professional experienced in plaster glass work, will also be more harder and expensive to find.
Plaster glass is recommended for those that want their ceiling to have a unique personality to enhance the beauty of their home.
In sum, there is no ‘winner’ or ‘loser’ between the two ceiling materials. Depending on an individuals’ needs and budget, the most appropriate ceiling material to use can be determined.