Suspended ceilings are a major part of any modern construction project. It will consist of two major parts. First a grid work of metal channels is hung from the physical ceiling. The channels join to create a standard sized grid 600mmx 600mm. Light weight ceiling tiles are then suspended from the grid creating a plenum space above the tile.
The ceiling tiles are always constructed of lightweight materials that meet constantly evolving building regulations and which will permit easy use new materials should regulations evolve in the future.
Cost Effective Suspended Ceilings
This method of installing ceilings is particularly useful for concealing utility services in the plenum space.
Originally developed as a means of concealing the underside of the floor their use has now come to encompass sound proofing as well as electrical, plumbing heating and IT services for one floor.
New services can be routed through the plenum space quickly and easily thus keeping construction and maintenance costs to the minimum. Using the plenum space in this way also means that any additional services that are required can be installed quickly and easily, once again keeping cost to the minimum.
They also offer an additional benefit in that they create a uniform grid across any ceiling which also keeps the cost of fitting out commercial space to the minimum.
As the market for suspended ceilings has standardised, ceiling tiles have become available in many different materials meaning that commercial office refurbishments can be made with greater focus the use of colours and, materials to create attractive working environments.
The suspended ceiling means that the manufacturers cost of bringing new products to market is kept low. This means that they will always be looking to deliver new technological and product innovations.