Client: DJ Kelly Homes
The difficulty with this suspended ceiling project was that all of the work had to be carried out off two mobile towers as the ceiling was for a squash court. The tiles had to be plasterboard tiles for robustness, and the tiles had to be clipped into the grid so that they did not move. The grid was also suspended from rigid hangers rather than wire to make the ceiling as rigid as possible. Many people think that anyone can put up a suspended ceiling but there are only a few that can do it properly, we see many suspended ceiling projects which have sagged and you can see dips in the ceiling.
We fit all our suspended ceilings in with a laser, so the surface is completely flat. We also give advice on certain types of tiles as you can fit a cheap ceiling but the actual tile may not be correct application. In this case a standard mineral fiber tile would not have lasted, and as the squash court was in an outbuilding, there was a chance of moisture getting into the tiles. As soon as moisture gets into the fibers the tile will sag and you will see shadows on the corners of the tiles.
The other problem was that it was a bit dark initially as we were waiting for some temporary lights to be delivered.
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Suspended Ceiling Projects
There are many different types of suspended ceilings and the range of tiles now can be quite baffling. The current trend is to focus on sound performance within the office and this can be dealt with by using a special tile.
Suspended ceilings are used for a number of reasons, they are quick to install and mean that all the services required for offices such as pipework for plumbing and air conditioning, as well as power and data can be hidden out of sight. Access to the services is also much easier than using a traditional plasterboard or MF type ceiling as the ceiling tiles just need to be lifted from the grid.
There are many offices with old fissured tiles, with sagging tiles and a mottled grey look they make the office look very dated. We like to fit nice white clean tiles to give a fresh look.
If you want to improve sound performance for a space, or want to hide some services, or have any questions about suspended ceiling types please give us a call on 01380 73 88 44