Benefits Of A Suspended Ceiling
Suspended ceilings (also known as dropped ceilings or false ceilings) are a popular choice for both domestic and commercial properties for a number of reasons. Most commonly used in buildings such as hospitals, offices, shops, industrial spaces, kitchens and conservatories – the many benefits of a suspended ceiling are a key reason for their popularity.
What is a suspended ceiling?
A suspended ceiling hangs below the main ceiling of a building. It is made up of square panels that are connected by wires to a lightweight metal grid placed in the structural ceiling element. These panels can be made in a vast array of materials, sizes, textures, finishes and colours and are lowered to the desired height to create a ‘false’ ceiling below the actual ceiling of the building.
What is the purpose of a suspended ceiling?
Suspended ceilings are a cost-effect and easy to maintain option, particularly for commercial properties. They are often used in buildings where structural or mechanical components are visible in the ceiling space. As well as creating an aesthetically pleasing and safe finish to your business space or home, suspended ceilings also allow easy access to pipework, electrics, ducts, air conditioning vents and lighting elements.
What are the benefits of a suspended ceiling?
An Attractive Finish
Many commercial buildings come with less-than-desirable ceiling spaces, often crammed with pipes, exposed electrical wires, air vents and more. One way to fix this would be to have the whole building rewired and reconfigured to hide it, but this is a costly method of improving the aesthetics of your business or domestic property.
A suspended ceiling is a quick and affordable way to hide away unsightly ceiling spaces, while retaining access to the ceiling above. What’s more, many tiles are available in a range of finishes, colours and textures to meet your interior style. They are also easy to clean and easy to replace, ensuring your indoor space looks fresh and clean for many years to come.
Easy Access To Ceiling Above
Tiles in a suspended ceiling can simply be lifted and moved aside to access the space above. This means they are easy to install (and so much cheaper than other options), easy to remove for repairs and maintenance, and easier to work around when it comes to installing lights, air conditioning, ceiling fans and more.
Due to the way a suspended ceiling is hung, it will naturally suppress sounds from the rooms below. Many manufacturers also now produce ceiling tiles for dropped ceilings that are designed to be even more effective at preventing sounds from carrying through. This makes suspended ceilings a fantastic choice for maintaining noise levels in busy offices.
If something goes wrong in or around your suspended ceiling, it’s easy and affordable to replace the tiles. They are also really easy to clean (should you need to) and often moisture resistant. This makes for a healthier, safer environment, free of mold and mildew, which is perfect for damp spaces like toilets, bathrooms, changing rooms and shower areas.
Light coloured dropped ceilings, which are lower than the original ceiling of your property, can reflect light and make your space seem brighter. They also have the added effect of lowering lighting, which is particularly good for larger spaces with high ceilings, where light may get lost and cause the area to look dim.
Lastly, suspended ceilings help to keep your building energy efficient and reduce your outgoings. When installed with encapsulated insulation pillows, you can prevent heat loss within your building which naturally leads to smaller energy bills, a warmer environment, a smaller carbon footprint and less fuel consumption.
Contact AA Direct Refurbs Ltd For More About Suspended Ceilings
We are experts in the creation and installation of suspended ceilings and all of our tradesmen are highly trained with a minimum of 25 years’ experience in the business.
From schools to hospitals and everything in between, we can help you with your dropped ceiling requirements. Based in Wolverhampton, we can design, install and repair suspended ceilings in the West Midlands and the surrounding areas. Contact us today to talk about your requirements and get a quote for your project.