Benefits of a Suspended Ceiling

Suspended ceilings often referred to as ‘dropped ceilings’ or ‘false ceilings’ have been a common practice in varying types of building for many years.

Typical buildings that use suspended ceilings are:

  • Offices
  • Hospitals
  • Schools
  • Retail Units
  • Industrial Units

Suspended ceilings are even popular in domestic use, particularly in kitchens and conservatories.

The main benefit of a suspended ceiling is to provide a clean, smooth finish to the internal ceiling of a room, whilst hiding electrical wires, pipework and other services.

The suspended ceiling still remains the most cost-effective solution to this problem and will remain so for the foreseeable future.

Other key benefits include:

  • Acoustics – The ceiling can act as an effective sound barrier between floors, or with the use of sound absorbing tiles, can work very effectively at improving the general acoustics of a room.
  • Insulation – Simply installing a suspended ceiling, whereby the ceiling height within a room is reduced, will act as an effective means to ‘trap’ the warmer air within the room and reduce it being lost into the top of the ceiling.
  • Design/Aesthetics – The flexibility in styles and designs of a ceiling allow customers a wide choice of finishes to accommodate most requirements.

Further information

If you’d like to have a go at installing a suspended ceiling, why not try one of our DIY Ceiling Kits.