Benefits of a suspended ceiling
A suspended ceiling is a secondary ceiling – sometimes called a dropped ceiling or a false ceiling. Suspended ceiling installation involves hanging a ceiling structure from a grid affixed to the structural floor slab above, creating a void between the floor above and the ceiling of the room.
Suspended ceilings are commonly installed in commercial or public buildings such as:
- Health centres and hospitals
- Retail Units
- Industrial Units
A suspended ceiling can also be used in domestic dwellings, offering a great option for conservatories or kitchens.
The key benefit of suspended ceilings is providing a clean, smooth decorative finish to a room, while hiding pipework, plumbing, electrical wires, ventilation units and other services.
However there are many other benefits to suspended ceiling installation:
These types of ceiling are constructed from tiles, which come in a wide range of materials, many of which are highly effective at absorbing sound. This not only prevents unwanted sound from above, but can improve the acoustics within the room itself.
Installing suspended ceilings not only reduces the height of the room – which means less space to heat – it provides effective insulation. By trapping more heat in the room, you can see a dramatic decrease in energy bills.
With a huge range of colours, materials, styles and finishes, suspended ceilings offer unrivalled design choice. Suspended ceiling tiles are usually highly resistant to moisture and mould, retaining a clean, smart decorative finish with less effort.
Opting for a suspended ceiling is a smart choice for a multi-purpose building. The ceiling void can be tailor-made to house a range of fixtures and fittings, such as lighting, audiovisual equipment and speakers, as well as sprinklers, motion detectors and CCTV. You can also choose where to install lights in your suspended ceiling.
Access for maintenance
You can easily remove and replace the ceiling panels of a suspended ceiling, offering easy access for installation, repairs or maintenance of plumbing, pipework, electricals or other services.
Easy and cost effective
Suspended ceilings are easy and quick to install, guaranteeing a great finish with minimum disruption to the users of your property. They are widely regarded as the most cost-effective and affordable ceiling solution.