Suspended ceilings are sometimes referred to as dropped ceilings or false ceilings. As their name implies, they are suspended from the structure above, usually a roof or slab. This creates a space between the underside of the structure and the upper surface of the ceiling.
Hanging ceilings are suspended from brackets attached to the underside of the roof or ceiling. These brackets support a series of interconnected metal profiles that form a lattice or beam system on which the panels can be attached. These tiles can be removed to gain access to the ducts and pipes above. To know more about suspended ceilings, you can also navigate baumann.com.au/product-category/aluminium-baffles/.
Below are some main benefits of false ceilings:
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• Hiding ducts, pipes and cables: Instead of expensive repairs and painting, false ceilings can hide visual imperfections that don't affect the performance of MEP installations. This type of ceiling allows easy access to the top maintenance system – simply remove the panels for repair and reinstall them when you're done.
• Easy and fast installation: Hanging ceilings can be easily installed in offices and homes. In businesses where minimal downtime is required, suspended ceilings can be completed quickly by a professional installer.
• Soundproofing: A suspended ceiling with fiberglass blocks keeps noise out. In contrast to plasterboard or plasterboard ceilings, suspended ceilings offer better acoustic properties so that noise pollution from upstairs is significantly reduced.
• Easy installation of electrical components: Lighting fixtures, ventilation slots and other devices can be easily installed between ceiling panels. Many lamps are even sized to fit the slots on the panel – usually 2' x 2' or 2' x 4'.
• Fire resistance: Suspended fireproof ceilings can provide up to one hour of fire protection to allow evacuation. To increase the level of protection, additional fire protection walls can be installed above the suspended ceiling.