Suspended ceilings, otherwise known as drop ceilings hang on a grid system suspended below the main ceiling. The grid is made of aluminium. The ceiling panels consist of gypsum covered in white vinyl. Sizes available are 1200mm x 600mm, 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 option 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 lay in 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. 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 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. Main tees and cross tees make up the ceiling grid after which the tiles are laid into.
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