What are suspended ceilings?


Suspended ceilings often referred to as ‘dropped ceilings’ or ‘false ceilings’ have been commonly used in many different building types for years. Typical buildings that use suspended ceilings are…

  • Offices
  • Hospitals
  • Schools
  • Retail Units
  • Industrial Units

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. Other benefits of suspended ceilings, include: 

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 suspended ceiling allows customers to choose from a wide variety of finishes.

Lighting – The quality of light in a room contributes greatly to its look and feel. Poor lighting in any room can lead to eye strain, fatigue and headaches which will in turn reduce productivity and comfort. Ceiling tiles have a light reflectance score published by the manufacturer as a percentage. Ceilings with a high light reflectance can return up to 90% of the light back into the space, compared to around 75% for standard ceilings.


Here are a few examples of the suspended ceilings available, here, at Hunter Douglas. 

Curved Metal Ceilings

Hunter Douglas metal curved ceilings are ideal for projects where designers are looking to create arches and multilevel designs. They can be manufactured from panels up to six metres in length to help the definition of areas both large and small. They are available in a variety of colours, finishes and curve options.

Baffles Sedes

With linear spaced objects in the ceiling, the Sedes™ Baffles Series offers a lightweight aluminium baffle solution for interior commercial spaces. Baffles ceilings are contemporary, flexible and easy to install.

Interior open metal ceilings

Hunter Douglas interior metal open ceilings provide the architect with a variety of design opportunities to create an open and spacious feel. Our open ceilings are designed to give the illusion of additional space, while adding aesthetic interest to the area.


For more information, contact our team today: https://www.hunterdouglasarchitectural.eu/en-GB/contacts/index.jsp

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