Ceilings

By: Sidney Mcelhinney  05/12/2011
Keywords: suspended ceilings, Ceiling, Plasterboard

Ceilings

Sidney McElhinney maintains its leading position in installing proprietary suspended ceiling systems by providing quality installations to Clients nationwide. We operate in both the “New Build” and “Fit Out” sectors providing experienced site management and site expertise to our “end users”.


The Company is more than capable to provide cost effective solutions to Clients and operates to strict site requirements and deadlines.The Company has experienced directly employed personnel and is proud of it’s repeat business client base.

Some of the ceiling systems offered by Sidney McElhinney ltd are as follows:

Metal Framed Ceilings and Bulkheads

An MF (Metal Framed) ceiling is where plasterboard is fixed to a concealed metal grid which is in turn then fixed to a structural soffit above. This therefore creates a void (of a depth to suit the structure) above the ceiling which can be used for services etc. The plasterboard can then be skim finished or using tape and joint system. The type of plasterboard used can be designed to enhance fire, acoustic thermal and of course acoustic requirements.

The same MF system can be used to create feature bulkheads in ceilings. These can be constructed purely in an aesthetic context to create dropped levels in ceilings, to create curved features or other specific design concepts such as coffers. Alternatively these can be built around and hide services such as air conditioning units and light fittings.

Suspended Grid Ceilings

Grid ceilings consist of tiles hung within a metal grid system. There are many different tile types and styles available to suit each development and advice can be given in respect of these.

Sidney McElhinney’ Ltd are experienced and competent installers of the following type’s of gridded suspended ceilings systems:

  • Armstrong
  • Ecophon
  • Apollo
  • Rockfon
  • SAS
  • OWA

The above ceilings sytems offer various advantages whether it be fire- resistance, acoustic, thermal, reducing  energy costs, aesthetics or hygienic.   Our Staff will recommend the most suitable ceiling type of ceiling to you for the proposed job.  We can recommend the most appropriate ceilings for Hospitals, schools, kitchen areas, sports halls, laboratory, offices, banks, commercial, retail, airports, hotels etc

Our most popular ceiling system is the Armstrong Range. Examples of the Armstrong  range are:

Fine Fissured

This is a very popular reasonably priced ceiling tile which we frequently install to areas where a high specification is not necessary.

Dune DB


This ceiling tile offers superior sound absorption which is particularly suitable to Schools and office areas.

Metal ceiling tiles - Cellio

A multi – purpose ceiling system which is suitable for airports, railway stations showrooms etc.

Wood Ceiling - Madera

This ceiling tile offers a high quality finish which is suitable for meeting rooms, hotels etc. A variety of veneer finishes are available.

Another popular ceiling system range is the Ecophon Range. Examples of the Ecophon range are as follows:

Ecophon Hygiene Performance A

This ceiling tile has a glasswool core with a reinforced Akutex T coating that can withstand high-pressure washing. It is suitable for Kitchens, hospitals, laboratory’s etc.

Super - G

This ceiling tile has a high impact resistance and excellent sound resistance which makes it ideal for sports halls, gyms etc.

A concealed grid MF is a suspended ceiling system suitable for most internal drylining applications. The fully concealed grid and ceiling lining can be used in conjunction with plasterboards to create a seamless, monolithic appearance. The type and thickness of plasterboards used can enhance fire, acoustic and thermal performance.  Our staff will advise on the build up of plasterboard linings required to meet your required specification  Access panels can be easily installed into this ceiling system. The same MF system can be used to create feature bulkheads in ceilings. These can be constructed purely in an aesthetic context to create dropped levels in ceilings, to create curved features or other specific design concepts such as coffers. Alternatively these can be built around and hide services such as air conditioning units and light fittings.
The following is a breakdown of the performance levels we can achieve using this system

Performance

Fire resistance 30-120 min
Airborne sound insulation 56-66 Rw dB
Impact sound insulation 68-50 Lnw dB
Sound absorption 0.25-0.70 αw

The plasterboard can then be skim or taped and jointed finish.

Overview of concealed Mf grid system

 

Keywords: Ceiling, ceiling systems, Plasterboard, Site Management, Sound Absorption, Suspended Ceiling Systems, suspended ceilings,

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