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Ceilings. Suspended, flat, feature, curved. If you’re a plasterer, dryliner or a decorator the chances are you’ll spend an awful lot of time inspecting and studying ceilings. Which is your ceiling of choice?

Ceilings are an integral part of any building’s interior often hiding all those unsightly services. They can hide a multitude of sins and create thermal and acoustic breaks.

Single and multi-layered plasterboards are used to improve a ceiling’s performance, improving the ceiling performance for fire and acoustic requirements.

Many commercial buildings have suspended ceilings.

Having a suspended ceiling installed may on the surface sound like a rather large and complex job. However, often the initial investment is recouped when the benefits begin to outweigh the costs. There are very good reasons why suspended ceiling systems are fairly standard in the majority of business and commercial settings.

Check out an example of the FATE ceiling calculator or join the member’s area for help when quantifying or pricing your suspended ceiling project.

Whether you fit MF ceilings or suspended ceilings you’ll be providing your client with their ceiling solution of choice. In houses, it’s more likely you’ll be direct fixing to floor joists and roof trusses and in flats you’ll likely be providing the acoustic and fire properties inherent with a dual layered plasterboard system.

Providing excellent levels of flexibility performance ceilings are often the modern choice of architects and designers. Suspended ceilings are particularly suitable for robust environments; schools, hospitals, nursing homes etc. All elements of commercial, industrial and residential projects benefit from the use of suspended ceilings though it must be noted they can also form a part of a multi-faceted ceiling with plasterboard bulkheads and on occasion plasterboard fire-rated sub-ceiling.

The introduction of insulation to the ceiling cavity will improve acoustic performance.

If you can learn to master the mysteries of some suspended ceiling designs, you should always be in demand.

Learn with experience how to price these works properly with no short cuts. As a suspended ceiling or partition company always seek to improve the overall construction methods and the subsequent performance of any ceiling systems you may be asked to fit.

Along with attention to detail and strict quality control, experience holds the key to your success.

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