Bulkhead ceilings are an additional ceiling which protrudes from the main ceiling. They are often a box shape but can be domed. They can have more than one level. Bulkheads are used to house down lighters, to highlight pictures on the wall, to hide ugly construction features and to join two ceilings of different heights. A bulkhead ceiling is often installed for aesthetically pleasing reasons. A centre piece on your ceiling with added features can create a beautiful feature. Such as above your kitchen. Or above your lounge with a chandelier running down from it. The design opportunities are endless.
There are an endless amount of bulkhead ceiling designs. A Bulkhead ceiling light is one of the most popular ceiling bulkhead designs. Other designs include the “two step ceiling” and “floating ceiling” which looks as if the ceilings is floating at the top of the roof. Bulkhead ceilings above bars are a popular choice for many upmarket bars. paired with the right colour down lighters they can add a touch of elegance to the area.
In hotel entrance halls you may have noticed fancy ceilings above the desk. Many reception areas have these type of bulkhead ceiling designs. But you don’t need to own a hotel or a business to have a ceiling like this. We do many residential installations of this type of ceiling. In the master bedrooom, above the bed is a hugely popular place and I have seen this work with great effect on a number of projects.If you need some ideas or inspiration for your own bulkhead ceiling, then why not visit our photo gallery for bulkhead ceiling images.
Bulkhead ceilings installation
Bulkhead ceilings are installed in a similar way to the other plasterboard ceilings. They require 9mm rhinoboard and galvanized light steel material. Installation requires a bit more skill than ordinary gypsum ceilings or suspended ceilings. But the effect they can have is truly brilliant.