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The Ins and Outs of Suspended Ceilings You must Know

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Modern architects and designers alike agree that suspended ceilings are a fantastic innovation transforming todays building with multiple benefits.

These architectural structures can be dated as far back as 14th Century Japan before being developed for modern use in America during the 1920s. Since then, this innovation has gone from strength to strength to become the feat that is known and well used today.

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Where Suspended Ceilings Work Best

Suspended ceilings work well in commercial setting as the void of 3-8 inches between the support and suspended ceiling is a great space to run wires to support the infrastructure of the workplace. Commonly, there are various useful components that can make the most of this space.

Heating, ventilation, and air-cooling systems, as well as light installations, sprinklers or other fire safety installations and sensors can be placed in this space for the benefit of the whole building.

Modern technologies like Wi-Fi components, networking cables or the infrastructure for telephone and PA systems can also be installed in this space, using the unused space above as opposed to using valuable space on the ground.

Floor space below is maximised by using the space above while also creating a professional, up-market environment on a budget. It looks good for both workers and visitors without costing too much to design, install and utilise.


The Principles of Installation

Initially, the process begins with design. The space needs to be measured to produce an accurate plan of the area where the ceiling is designed. From this plan, designers can create a grid for the ceiling which will form the basic framework of the project.

The next phase involves the marking up of the perimeter walls to show where the drop will lie from the main ceiling.

Once this crucial measurement has been set and agreed, the rest of the project can continue in a streamlined process. Experts like Western Industrial can talk you through the whole process, carefully helping you to plan and schedule the various phases of this useful installation.

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Additions to Suspended Ceilings

An installed suspended ceiling, or dropped ceiling, is not the end of the project. There are additions to this system that can enhance it even further.

Ceiling tiles.

Assembling and fitting the ceiling tiles is a crucial part of the aesthetics of the building. With a wide variety of tiles available, you can choose from a vast array of options including colours and materials.

There are many ways to style a suspended ceiling to as to fit the aesthetic and create an ultra-stylish, modernistic interior. The various materials, including mineral fibre, metals, laminates and plasterboards, offer different aesthetic qualities and natural abilities, such as acoustic resonance.

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Another great space solution is using partitions to divide up the room below the suspended ceiling. These panels, just like ceiling tiles, can be made in a variety of colours and materials depending on the desired character and structure. Some panels are added to run through the suspended ceiling, secured to the fixed structure above.

Other panels can be fixed to intersections of the ceiling, while another variety of panels stop noticeably away from the ceiling.

Evidently, suspended ceilings are modern renovations that are transforming commercial properties and workspaces. They are space efficient, cost efficient and practical for all kinds of uses.

They can be adapted to fit the needs of a particular function, making the most of space that is limited in commercial buildings today. They can improve the image of a business, while improving the conditions for the workforce in the building.

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Saad is a civil engineer by profession and love to explore innovative ideas relevant to construction, civil engineering, and home improvement. He loves writing about concrete, DIY guides, home improvement tips, technologies, and more.
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