Suspended ceilings often referred to as 'dropped ceilings' or 'false ceilings' have been a common practice in varying types of building for many years.
Typical buildings that use suspended ceilings are:
Suspended ceilings are even popular in domestic use, particularly in kitchens and conservatories.
The main benefit of a suspended ceiling is to provide a clean, smooth finish to the internal ceiling of a room, whilst hiding electrical wires, pipework and other services.
The suspended ceiling still remains the most cost-effective solution to this problem and will remain so for the foreseeable future.
Acoustics - The ceiling can act as an effective sound barrier between floors, or with the use of sound absorbing tiles, can work very effectively at improving the general acoustics of a room.
Insulation - Simply installing a suspended ceiling, whereby the ceiling height within a room is reduced, will act as an effective means to 'trap' the warmer air within the room and reduce it being lost into the top of the ceiling.
Design/Aesthetics - The flexibility in styles and designs of a ceiling allow customers a wide choice of finishes to accommodate most requirements.