Accessible suspended ceilings were invented in the 1950’s by Donald A Brown to hide the services a building requires. Acoustic suspended ceiling tiles are available with various face patterns, colours, sizes, edge details and are usually made from mineral fibre, glass fibre, rock fibre or metal but can also be made from other materials.
A typical suspended ceiling system (sometimes called a drop ceiling) comprises of a grid-work of metal t-bars suspended on wires from the soffit. These ceiling t-bars snap together in a regularly spaced pattern, typically 600x600mm or 1200x600mm. Each opening or cell is filled with ceiling tiles. Light fittings or air grills can also be fitted in to the space normally taken by a ceiling tile.
Suspended ceilings have improved dramatically over the years and can now achieve up to 90 minutes fire ratings, enhanced sound attenuation, absorption and high moisture resistance.
To view the majority of mineral fibre, metal, wood fibre, glass fibre and rock fibre suspended ceiling tiles available in the UK, click on the ceiling manufacturers page or select a manufacturer from the logo’s above.
If you are looking for suspended ceiling tiles or ceiling grid so you can install a ceiling yourself then try these suspended ceiling suppliers, or click on the menu at the top of the page.
If fitting ceilings is beyond your scope then why not leave it to a professional ceiling contractor, there are many ceiling contractors listed here located all over the UK.
To work out all your ceiling components then try the ceiling calculator.
If you would like to know the cost of suspended ceilings then try these contractors.