A suspended ceiling is a secondary ceiling that is hung below the existing ceiling of a room or building. The new ceiling is usually created using a grid suspended from hangers or wires, which supports lay-in ceiling panels or tiles. There are many reasons why you may want to consider installing a suspended ceiling in your home or business premises, including the following:
- concealing unsightly pipework or wiring
- allowing easy access to pipework or wiring for repair or upgrading
- sound-proofing and acoustic properties which soften noise, helping ensure a quieter ambience
- resistance to mold, mildew and bacteria, reducing the amount of maintenance time you spend on your ceiling
- improving fire safety
- reducing the need for artificial lighting, by reflecting light back into the room
- improving energy efficiency, through thermal insulation properties
- creating a fantastic appearance to any room, through the many design choices that are available in today’s market.
Not all suspended ceilings have all these properties: different kinds of rooms require different kinds of suspended ceilings. For example, a kitchen would benefit from ceiling tiles that offer humidity resistance as well as anti-microbial properties. Meanwhile, in a large, open-plan office space, you’re likely to need ceiling tiles which offer noise-absorbing or attenuating tiles, as well as thermal insulation. Alternatively, if a stairwell, you probably need specific fire-rated ceiling systems. Whatever properties you require from a suspended ceiling, there’s bound to be an option that’s just right for you, and at Interior Concepts we can advise you on the perfect suspended ceiling for your home or business premises.
We offer an end-to-end suspended ceiling service, which includes design, specification, installation and repair. With many years of experience in this field, and many happy customers on our books, you can be sure that we will help you find the right choice for you, and will always give you honest and impartial advice. For example, we can often repair or enhance an existing suspended ceiling. However, if we believe that your suspended ceiling is nearing the end of its life, or that it would be more cost-effective to replace it altogether, we will always explain this clearly and honestly. Some of the ways in which we might be able to improve your existing suspended ceiling include adding insulation pads to reduce heat loss, acoustic-coating suspended ceiling tiles to improve noise attenuation, or extending an existing suspended ceiling into other parts of your building. It goes without saying that we can also clean your suspended ceiling or replace individual tiles that have been damaged.
At Interior Concepts, we don’t just help you to choose your suspended ceiling tiles. We also advise you on the best suspended ceiling assembly for your workplace or office. This could be one of several options, such as concealed metal gridwork, which can be ideal if you’re choosing tiles made of mineral or metal. Alternatively, exposed metal gridwork is the most common choice for offices, which is very versatile and can work with mineral, fibre or glass tiling systems. We also offer an MF-type grid ceiling system, which has a smooth plasterboard finish. Whatever finish you’re looking for, Interior Concepts will advise you on the best solution for you. And with a strong network of suppliers and contacts in the business, you can be confident we’ll source the right materials at the best possible prices, in order to ensure you’re delighted with all aspects of your suspended ceiling.
We can also match most existing ceiling systems if you want to extend or duplicate your suspended ceilings into new spaces in your building. This is thanks to our wide network of suppliers, from whom we can source the materials for most ceiling systems, quickly and at the best prices for you.