Suspended Ceilings

If you want a suspended ceiling or false ceiling in the Manchester area, you really should speak to KP Ceilings Ltd – we are experts in suspended ceilings and have a wealth of knowledge and experience at our fingertips. You may have heard the term dropped or drop ceiling as well as false or suspended ceiling. These terms all basically mean that an extra Layer is installed below the original. A suspended ceiling can be used for many reasons – for example to improve the acoustic quality of a room – i.e. soundproofing, or to cover up a damaged or messy originalroof, instead of having the mess and expense of ripping out the original.

The History

Suspended ceilings are not a new concept – they were used in Japan purely for cosmetic reasons from the 14th century and in London theatres from the 16th century to improve the sound, so they have a long history behind them. Perhaps one of the main functions of a suspended ceiling in modern times is to improve the appearance of a room. False ceilings can cover up a multitude of sins and give a room a whole new look for a reasonable cost. Suspended ceilings as we now know them were designed to hide all of the wiring, network cables and pipe work that goes with any modern building. So the addition of a false ceiling below the structural ceiling creates a space where the wiring etc can ‘sit’. It also then allows really easy access to all of these services when repairs, changes or inspections need to be carried out.

Benefits of Suspended Ceilings

As well as making a room look good, the false ceiling can also be used to integrate additional features into a room, such as fire sprinkler systems and lighting. The suspended ceiling offers much better soundproofing than a standard plasterboard ceiling which means noise does not ‘leak’ into other rooms – an ideal feature in both business and domestic premises. Most panels and tiles used for false ceilings are also highly fire retardant, thus reducing the spread of fire. In addition, the extra insulation that is provided by the ceiling panels can also lead to a reduction in energy bills – surely a massive benefit in any home!

These have come a long way in the last few years and where once the only option was a variety of plain white tiles, nowadays you can choose from a vast array of materials, colours and textures to suit you and your home or business. If you are looking to install a suspended ceiling in the Manchester area then please do get in touch.

 

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