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.
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: