Ceilings

Why choose a False Ceiling?

Ceilings offer the largest unobstructed view of a room and are the first thing people notice when they enter a house. As a result, the ceiling is an important element of room design and defines its aesthetics. Since a ceiling has a large surface area, it plays an important role in the acoustic and thermal comfort of a room. Gyproc designer ceilings add to the aesthetic value to your home, can be customised easily and come with an array of other benefits.

Types of False Ceilings

Gypsum Plasterboard False Ceiling System

The gypsum plasterboard false ceiling is a monolithic suspended system that allows you to achieve a beautiful, homogeneous appearance and a smooth finish without any visible joints. Curves, steps and other designer ceiling options can also be achieved with plasterboard. Different kinds of gypsum plasterboard are used for the false ceiling system depending on the application area. These include Plain, Moisture resistant and Fireline.

Advantages:
Monolithic appearance
Suspension from concrete soffit surface
Ventilation ducts and other services accommodated in the plenum
Easy to create bulk heads and change levels
Special load-bearing ceilings available

Grid Ceiling System

The Grid ceiling system is a lightweight lay-in system available in concealed or exposed grid options. The ceiling has substantial sound reduction and absorption qualities. Gyproc offers 2x2 and 2x4 sizes and in various patterns. Depending on the requirements of design and space, the tiles offer a wide range of decorative effects. Pre-finish options include smooth, textured, patterned, or perforated effects. The kinds of grid ceiling tiles include Gypsum, Mineral Fibre and Metal

Advantages:
Offers a range of design and texture options
Moderate acousticse

Ecophon Ceiling Tiles False Ceiling System

Ecophon is a leading, global supplier of sound-absorbent ceilings and wall absorber systems. The Ecophon range of soft felt (glass wool) tiles gives excellent acoustic performance for ceilings and wall panels. These acoustic ceiling tiles offer a noise reduction coefficient (NRC) rating ranging from 0.90 to 1.00 (i.e., 90 to 100% sound absorption), ideal if you like things quiet. Ecophon solutions are available in a variety of edge designs for concealed fixing, or visible grid for direct fixing. They are designed to improve the appearance of the edge design, and meet requirements of detachability, and provide easy access to installations in the space between the false ceiling and the soffit. The different kinds of Ecophon ceiling tiles include Focus DS, Advantage, Gedina, Sombra, Hygiene, Free Hanging, Master and Combison

Advantages:
Superior acoustics
Easy to clean
Good aesthetics

Gyptone Ceilings

Gyptone acoustic ceilings contribute to aesthetics, good acoustics and good indoor climates. They are a combination of design and technical performance. Gyptone ceiling range gives a multitude of interior design options, which are both visual and acoustically striking. Gyptone acoustic ceilings have wear-resistant and easy to maintain surfaces, which result in a long lifetime and low maintenance costs. These ceilings are made out of natural materials and do not contain environmentally dangerous substances. Gyptone ceilings provide an outstanding sound absorption ranging from 0.8 to 0.85 and eye-catching aesthetics. The perforations are comprised of different hole patterns which enhance the aesthetic character of the room décor. The Gyptone BIG acoustic ceilings allow you to create large ceiling surfaces without visible joints.

Advantages:
Monolithic finish with excellent aesthetics
Superior acoustics
Lighting effects
Paintable surface
Ease of cleaning

Ceiling Installation

J.W. Marriott,

New Delhi

J.W. Marriott is a 5 star luxury hotel with 550 rooms located just outside the T3 airport terminal in New Delhi. The key requirement for this project was a system which would help in constructing the project faster, with walls that delivered high performance in terms of acoustics and fire rating.

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Ceilings FAQs

How does a ceiling system reduce air-conditioning needs and help lower electricity bills?

False ceilings provide thermal insulation by creating an air gap between the soffit and the false ceiling.

  • They reduce the air volume of a room and, as a result, the air-conditioning load.
  • Thus, the air-conditioning requirement is reduced, resulting in lower electricity bills.

How does a ceiling system reduce the need for lighting?

Ceilings reflect and diffuse light. A ceiling that reflects and diffuses light well reduces the need for artificial lighting. This results in improved energy efficiency and a better working environment.

How is the acoustic performance of a ceiling measured?

We measure the ability of ceilings to reduce sound using something called noise reduction coefficient (NRC). NRC indicates the absorptive capacity of a particular material. It is simply the average of the mid-frequency sound absorption coefficients (250,500,1000 and 2000 Hz rounded to the nearest 5%). A NRC of 0.55 means that 55% of the sound is absorbed. The balance 45% sound is reflected.
 

What is the key performance criteria while selecting a good ceiling system?

The important criteria for selecting a good ceiling system are:
Acoustic performance: A ceiling should have good acoustics. It should enhance required sound, while eliminating or reducing unwanted sound.
Light efficiency: A ceiling that reflects and diffuses light well reduces need for artificial lighting. The result is improved energy efficiency and a better working environment.
Accessibility and service management: An important function of a suspended ceiling is concealing the plumbing, the air-conditioning system and electrical wiring. A good ceiling system also enables ease of access to such ducts and wires.
Other functional parameters: Apart from these parameters, fire safety, moisture resistance, ease in cleaning, load-bearing capacity, installation and environment friendliness are important.