Suspended ceilings are a great way of using space and updating a building in a way that acknowledges and gives access to the working machinery that lies beneath the surface. Originally suspended ceilings were mostly just a way of covering up ugly wiring and piping but they have now come to be prized as ways of adding concealed lighting, ventilation, air conditioning and even sprinkler systems into places like classrooms and showrooms. We can assess your current ceiling structure and tell you instantly what you stand to gain from going the suspended ceiling route so talk to us today.
We find that a lot of customers worry that they can't benefit from suspended ceilings because it will mean losing precious headroom. That's partly true in that obviously suspending a ceiling will take away from the total height of the room, but it doesn't have to be as dramatic as you think. A simple suspended ceiling, particularly with applications such as drop down panels will require as little as three inches of room and most rooms can afford that easily. If you're not sure about just how much room will be taken up by a suspended ceiling – and it depends on what you want to have in the gap of the ceiling – then call us today and we'll be happy to come and inspect your room as part of our quote process. We can advise you on how much room will be needed.
Mind the Gap
That gap created with a suspended ceiling gives you a lot of options for accommodating functional features. In most residential homes people think about lighting but it also allows for easy installation (and concealment) of wiring, air conditioning vents, and sprinkler systems to name but a few. Talk to us today about the ways we can use the gap created with a suspended system to make your building better looking, harder working, and safer.
Drop down panels
Smooth or textured mineral fibre panels are another option for a suspended ceiling that open up a world of choices when it comes to the look of the ceiling. Think of them as being like large tiles that can give a panelled look and feel to a ceiling. That can give effects ranging from wood panel to light, bright, modernist approaches all combined with the flexibility of the space behind the panels that you get with a suspended ceiling. We will be happy to talk you through our catalogues of different looks for suspended ceilings with our without panels.
Light Commercial Ceiling Tiles
You've seen these in meeting rooms and showrooms the world over where commercial strip lighting units are contained in a gleaming metal look unit in the ceiling. The effect is bright and modern and because these light units come as a one piece 'tile' that slots into place they are easy to fit into a suspended ceiling and easy to replace, maintain, or change in building spaces that are expected to change roles and be rearranged on a regular basis.