Suspended ceilings, otherwise known as drop ceilings hang on a grid system which is suspended below the main ceiling. The grid is made of aluminium and the ceiling panels consist of gypsum ceiling tiles which are 1200mm x 600mm or 600mm x 600mm and 9mm or 12mm thick. They are an ideal choice for offices and warehouses especially when finishing off a concrete ceiling. They provide a cost effective way to hide any wiring and fixtures below the concrete slab. The suspended ceiling allows for easy access to the wiring, plumbing and other fixtures in the roof. Imagine a leak in the overhead plumbing of the roof. A suspended ceiling could be the difference between a costly repair and a minor inconvenience. And they provide more sound proof than rhinoboard ceilings.
Suspended ceilings tiles
This type of ceiling has increased in popularity due to their appearance and affordability. Suspended ceiling tiles have grown into a vast number of designs and finishes. You could use plain plasterboard or nutec plasterboards with a vinyl clad finish. Using Nutec is more environmentally friendly. The benefits of Nutec are many. Hail resistant, fire resistant, fungus resistant, acid resistant, wind resistant, lightweight and good thermal properties to name a few. Nutec plasterboards normally come in 1195mm x 595mm or 595mm x 595mm lengths. For more information on Nutec suspended ceilings contact Everite
Suspended ceilings installation
Suspended ceilings are easier to install than drywall partitioning. Most handy men can quite easily install a suspended ceiling. The installation of suspended ceiling varies depending on type you choose. But most systems start with an L shaped perimeter bracket secured to the walls. From here, runners are installed across the room every 1200mm. The ends of the runners rest on the perimeter brackets and are secured to the roof with wires. Cross Tees are installed every 600mm on the runners. This forms the grid that’s needed to support the ceiling panels.