Suspended ceilings and Partition Walls
1. Suspended ceilings.
This type of ceiling is usually made from either a timber frame or more often of aluminium. This lightweight grid is hung from wires or hangers attached to the original ceiling. The frame is then covered with plaster board, and a skim of plaster is applied to give a nice smooth finish.
2. Office Style.
Alternatively this type of ceiling can also employ square tiles that drop into the aluminium frame. This type of ceiling is more often found in office environments
3. Hide those cracks.
One other option when trying to improve a badly cracked lath and plaster ceiling is to overboard by screwing plasterboard to the existing ceiling, then applying a skim, making the ceiling good as new again. This type of ceiling is ideal for hiding any flaws or imperfections on the original ceiling.
4. No more pipes.
This suspended ceiling set up is also the perfect way to cover unsightly ductwork, pipework, peeling paint, and cracked plaster. A much less expensive option than expensive repairs. You should always be aware of this before buying a home with suspended ceilings. They could be hiding some nasty defects. Always remove a portion to inspect the void above for any structural problems or defects.
5. Great for soundproofing.
A fibre glass suspended ceiling is also a great way to soundproof a room from any outside noises. This also helps to keep the room warm, and you can quite easily still add lights and ceiling fans to the ceiling. Very often lights are added that are of the same size as the panels being removed, giving even light over the whole room by adding lights at regular intervals. very often seen in shops and offices.
6. Easy to re-design.
The process is a much cheaper alternative to other repair or remodelling work, and another benefit is the added fire protection that some types of panels can afford. Later renovation and re-design is also quicker and less expensive as the panels are so easy to remove and replace.
1. Metal or Timber?
Metal or Timber stud walls are very often used for creating non load bearing walls. Used in both commercial and domestic situations, metal stud wall components are easy to install, lightweight and extremely strong.
2. Help to stay warm.
Some of the benefits of this type of system are that they have high fire resistance, excellent insulation for thermal and acoustic situations, very versatile, inexpensive and lightweight.
3. Quick and easy stud walls.
Compared to the traditional wooden stud wall systems, lightweight aluminium studs offer a quick and reliable stud wall solution for residential or other types of situations, where construction is quick, wallboards can be added and skimmed for a traditional flat finish in all situations, and without the often found problems of wooden studs drying out and causing problems.