How to Install a Suspended Ceiling
Suspended ceilings (also known as drop ceiling) is in essence another ceiling, which is installed beneath the roof structure. Suspended ceilings are used for many years and are still very popular today especially for commercial buildings and workplaces. They also are a vital part of residential properties due to many advantages, such as being simple to put up and take down whenever repairs are required, and noise proofing properties and making it simple to install lights. The most important advantage is that they conceal pipes, wires and ductwork. This makes your ceiling and the entire room appear more tidy.
An suspended ceiling generally comprised of an understructure (or “grid”) comprised of steel channels suspended from wires attached to the ceiling’s framework. The channels are a series of ‘cells which can be filled with by ceiling tiles or light sheets. They are generally available in two sizes that accommodate the most widely used grids. The tiles are 595mmx595mm and are suitable for grids of 600×600 and 595mmx1195mm that are suitable for one of the grids 1200×600.
Ceiling installation is relatively simple and is a straightforward job that requires just a few tools at residence. But, as with all structural jobs, it is recommended that you consult with an expert if you have concerns regarding your ceiling repairs perth.
Step1 is to Determine the number of panels you’ll need. This can be accomplished by drawing a plan for the ceiling with graph paper. Take a exact measurement of your ceiling and note exactly where to place the doors and windows.
Step2 : Show your measurements and submit them and forward it to the manufacturer to ensure you receive the appropriate amount of sheets. Also, you’ll require walls angles and main runners, in addition to cross Tees and hanger wire.
Step 3. Decide the height you’d prefer the ceiling hang to and trace the chalk lines to this floor level across the room. Then, you can attach wall angle brackets to the chalk line along the entirety of your room. Join the brackets using a nails and lower the angle brackets according to the desired lengths.
Step 4: Put screws in intervals that are consistent. The ceiling grid of the panels should be aligned with the ceiling’s joists, which implies that the principal running runner must be in line with those joists. Hanger wire is then inserted through the screw eye to the joists, and used to hang the principal runners.
Step 5: Cut lengths of hanging wire (one for each screw eye) and fasten securely to each. Then, extend the wire until stretch the string and fix it to the string.
Step 6. Set the main runners in the correct position. Attach the wires to the legs of the runners and fix them to the wall. After that you want to make sure that all is even, check your hangers’ length are the right length.
Step 7. To insert the cross tees the cross tees in their correct position across the principal runners.
Step 8. Final step Put your panels in the correct position! Then, move each panel through the grid’s opening. Lower it slowly until it is on the edge of grid brackets.