In an office, utilising the neglected space above the heads of your employees by installing a suspended ceiling can significantly benefit the space as it delivers on both practicality and style. The ceiling of your office is an integral part of its overall structure, which is why fitting a suspended ceiling will not only add space and value, it will also majorly improve the functionality of the workplace.
However, this can only be achieved when the suspended ceiling is supplied and installed by a qualified professionals who will ensure it is fitted correctly in accordance with all the relevant health and safety regulations. Our experts at Profix Interiors have put together this article to detail the advantages of suspended ceilings and how having one installed can significantly benefit your office.
1. Easy access to pipes/cables etc.
One of the most popular reasons for having a suspended ceiling fitted is to hide unsightly exposed structural or mechanical components, such as pipes, plumbing and cables. The flexibility of a suspended ceiling means you will have easy access to hidden pipes or wiring for repairs; the panels simply slot out when entry is needed above the ceiling and can be put back in place once the repairs have been carried out.
2. Quick installation
We understand that the way businesses operate means minimal disruption and downtime to the rest of the company is a must when installing suspended ceilings. Luckily, having one fitted by an experienced professional company means the overall project will be completed quickly and efficiently, so you can start reaping the rewards in no time at all.
As opposed to drywall or plasterboard ceilings, suspended ceilings provide improved acoustic qualities so the noise pollution from above floors is considerably reduced. Therefore, it’s important to consult with a professional to ensure the correct tiling and insulation is installed for extra soundproofing.
In the case of a fire emergency, fire resistant suspended ceilings can offer up to 1 hour protection so all workers in your office and adjoining rooms can evacuate the building in time for the emergency services to arrive. Fire protection can also be fitted into the cavity above a suspended ceiling to further prevent the spread of fire, providing that vital extra time when lives can be saved.
5. Resistance to moisture and mould
Suspended ceilings are particularly popular in areas of high humidity due to their resistance to:
This makes them ideally suited to humid environments such as kitchens and bathrooms where hygiene is of paramount importance. Some ceiling tiles can be coated with specially designed antimicrobial treatments to combat infections and stop bacteria and mould from growing.
6. Insulation for energy efficiency
Lowering the ceiling height in your office by installing a suspended ceiling provides exceptional insulation which, in turn, can lower your energy bills as there’s less space to heat up.
Furthermore, the white ceiling panels create a highly reflective surface which can brighten up the whole room and give the illusion of more space.
7. Choice of design
In an office, it’s important to maintain a tidy, professional look for both visitors and employees. Therefore, careful consideration must be taken to ensure you choose the perfect style, texture, finish and colour which complements the rest of the room seamlessly. Unsightly pipes and plumbing systems can ruin the interior of your office and can be rather off-putting to high-profile clients visiting your workplace. Suspended ceilings provide the perfect solution to hiding wires and pipes in a tidy and stylish way, while still allowing for easy access if there is a problem.