Suspended Ceiling Gridwork Systems
Construction of a Suspended Ceiling
A typical suspended or false ceiling gridwork is made up from a combination of metal interlocking sections connected together to form the openings for ceiling tiles. The metal channels are formed in the shape of an upside down ‘T’ which is usually finished with a white paint to match the ceiling tiles inside. The T bars are supported at various intervals by a suspension mechanism, usually galvanised wire. The ceiling is usually supported around the perimeter by an ‘L’ shaped metal section, referred to as edge trim.
*Typical construction of a 600 x 600mm lay in suspended ceiling.
- Main Runner 3600mm
- Cross Tee 1200mm
- Cross Tee 600mm
- Suspension Wire
- Edge/Perimeter Trim 3000mm
- Suspended Ceiling Tile
Installing a New Suspended Ceiling?
Ceiling Tiles UK also offer a full design and material calculation service. This service includes calculating the quantity of each component required for a particular job, simply based on the room dimensions. For more information on our service, please click here.
Alternatively, if you would like to choose your own quantities of each component view our product range below.
Matching Existing Grid Systems?
As with ceiling tiles, trying to match up ceiling grid systems can be a difficult task. Unfortunately, different manufacturers produce their own connecting mechanisms which help interlock each section of grid securely.
It is therefore recommended to try and identify the current grid system installed and match up accordingly. Our sales team are on hand to help, please get in touch.
Alternatively, if you would like to try and match the grid yourself, try this handy guide:
Identifying Suspended Ceiling Gridwork Systems - Ceiling Tiles UK