Suspended Grid & Tile Ceilings
Suspended ceilings are also referred to as a dropped ceiling or false ceiling.
Such ceilings are formed to conceal piping, cable trays, wiring, plant and equipment or ductwork, or simply to conceal the underside of the floor above.
These ceilings are generally constructed from a grid-work of metal channels fixed to and suspended on wires from the overhead structural soffit. These channels snap together in a regularly spaced pattern - typically a 600 x 1200 mm or 600 x 600 mm grid - and each cell is filled with lightweight "acoustic ceiling tiles" or "panels" which simply drop into the grid. Clip in tiles can be used with a concealed grid so as the support grid is hidden.
Ceiling tiles can be selected from a variety of materials, including wood, metal, plastic, or mineral fibres, and can come in a wide range of colours and surface finish or texture.
Fluorescent light fixtures, air supply diffusers, and return air grilles, and incandescent lights, various electrical devices, and sprinkler heads are coordinated with the grid system and then installed into the grid as desired.
Suspended ceilings can also be constructed as a plenum offering acoustic balance and control in a room. The acoustic performance of suspended ceilings has improved dramatically over the years, with enhanced sound absorption and sound attenuation
MF Suspended Ceilings
Additional sound ratings and thermal performance can be achieved by increasing/changing the type of board and/or installing insulation to the void. Ratings can be provided to suit differing floor constructions that will provide sound, thermal and fire performance.
An MF ceiling comprises a lightweight galvanized metal grid which is suspended from the structural concrete slab, steel frames or timber joists. The grid is fully concealed and finished with plasterboard and a skimmed plaster or tape jointed finish to produce a completely finished monolithic ceiling.
The primary grid is attached to the soffit with a secondary grid installed at right angles to this. This grid is suspended to the required depth of void with the use of various components. These can include acoustic hangers which will provide resilient suspension.
Standard components are available which provide simple solutions for forming ventilation ducts and for concealing other services. Bulkheads, changes to ceiling levels and access panels can easily be accommodated. MF Suspended Ceiling systems are also used externally in semi exposed areas such as undercrofts or underpasses with the correct choice of board. This hides otherwise unsightly services and can improve the fire performance.
MF ceiling construction properly specified and installed improves and fulfills fire, thermal and acoustic requirements in order to comply with building regulations and byelaws.
We specialize in the installation of any specified type of ceiling whether for fire rating, acoustic rating or simply decorative.