Suspended ceilings (also known as drop ceiling) is basically an additional ceiling that is erected underneath the original roof structure. Suspended ceilings are used for many years and remain popular in the present especially within commercial constructions and workplaces. They also are a vital part of residential properties due to many advantages, such as being simple to set up and take down in the event of repairs, and noise proofing properties and making it simple to install lights. The most important benefit is that they hide pipes, wires and ductwork, making your ceiling and the space in general appear more tidy.
An suspended ceiling usually comprised of an understructure (or “grid”) comprised of metal channels suspended by wires linked to the ceiling’s structural framework. The channels create a series of “cells which are filled with by ceiling tiles or light sheets. They are typically offered in two sizes to be suitable for the most popular grids. The tiles are 595mmx595mm and are ideal for grids with 600×600 dimensions and 595mmx1195mm that are suitable for one of the grids 1200×600.
Installing ceilings is simple and is an easy job that requires just a few tools at residence. But, as with all structural jobs, it is recommended to consult with an expert if you have concerns regarding your ceiling.
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- Determine the number of panels you’ll need. This can be accomplished by drawing a sketch of the ceiling with graph paper. Take a exact measurement of your ceiling and note the exact position of doors and windows.
- Show your measurements and submit them and forward the information to the vendor to get the correct amount of walls. Also, you’ll require Wall angles and main runners, in addition to crossings Tees and the hanging wire.
Step 3. Decide the height you’d want the ceiling to be suspended to and sketch the chalk line at the floor level across the room. Then, you can attach wall angle brackets along the chalk line along the entirety of your room. Connect the brackets with a nails and cut the brackets to the required lengths.
- Fix the screws at intervals that are consistent. The ceiling panels grid must be parallel to the ceiling’s joists. This implies that the principal running runner must be in line with those joists. Hanger wire is then inserted into the screw holes onto the joists to hang the principal runners.
Step 5 Cut lengths of hanging wire (one for each screw eye) and fasten securely to each. Then, extend the wire up to stretch the string and fix it to the string.
Sixth step: Set the main runners in the correct position. Attach the wires to the legs of the runners and fix them to the wall. After that, to make sure the hangers are even, check your hangers’ length are the right length.
Seventh Step: To insert the cross tees the cross tees back in their correct places across the principal runners.
Step 8. Final step to put your panels into their place! Then, push each panel into the grid’s opening. Lower it slowly until it is between the sides of grid brackets.