Ceilings...

Ceilings can either of fixed construction or of suspended construction. Fixed ceilings are normally plasterboard attached to timber floor joists. Suspended ceilings are normally of metal frame (MF) construction. This section contains the followings topics:

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Timber Joist Ceilings...

In most modern houses, the ceiling is constructed from plasterboard which is attached directly to either the timber floor joists (on ground or middle floors) or to timber ceiling joists (on top floor) using screws. Typically the plasterboard is 12.5mm thick. The plasterboard is then either finished with gypsum Plastering or Taped and Jointed.

To meet Building Regulations and Customer requirements a layer of sound insulation can be inserted between the floor joists to absorb sound transference between upstairs and downstairs rooms. The sound insulation has the added advantages of improving the thermal and fire performance of the ceiling/floor. Also see Insulation services offered by Regency Construction.

In older houses, the ceiling may be constructed from wooden laths and then finished using a lime plaster.

If required, a loft hatch can be fitted in the top floor ceiling to allow access to the loft.

Metal Frame Ceilings - Resilient Bar...

The simplest of the metal framed ceilings is the Resilient Bar system. The Resilient Bar is a specially designed metal profile that partially isolates the plasterboard from the building structure. The Resilient Bar reduces sound waves directly transmitted through the supporting timbers and can offer substantial improvements to the sound insulation performance of new and existing timber framed ceilings without dramatically lowering the height of the ceiling. One edge of the Resilient Bar is screwed to the timber framing and the plasterboard is then screwed to the face of the Resilient Bar. Typically the Resilient Bars are screwed at 90 degrees to the timber frame structure at 600mm intervals and sheets of plasterboard are screwed at 90 degrees to the Resilient Bars.

Resilient Bar
Resilient Bar

The Resilient Bar also has the added advantage of helping to eliminate 'screw popping' which is where plaster on the heads of screws is dislodged when the timber supporting structure shrinks, twists or warps as they dry out.

For added sound insulation, a layer of sound insulation can be inserted between the floor joists prior to installing the Resilient Bars. This insulation will further reduce the sound transference between upstairs and downstairs rooms. The sound insulation has the added advantages of improving the thermal and fire performance of the ceiling/floor. Also see Insulation services offered by Regency Construction.

Suspended Metal Frame Ceilings...

Suspended Metal Frame (MF) Ceilings  are commonly used where:

  • The upper floor is of concrete construction (e.g. flats, apartments, warehouse conversions)
  • Plumbing, Electrical and Ventilation services need to be accommodated between the floor and the ceiling
  • Existing ceilings require leveling
  • The ceiling design has several levels
Typically, a metal channel is attached to the perimeter walls of the room where the ceiling is to be installed. Primary Support Channels are then installed over the perimeter channel and supported at suitable interval from the floor above by steel angles. A secondary ceiling channel is then attached at 90 degrees to the primary channel. Plasterboard sheets are then screwed at 90 degrees to the ceiling channel (See example below).

Suspended Metal Frame Ceiling
Example of Suspended Metal Frame (MF) Ceiling

If required, Suspended Metal Frame (MF) Ceilings can also be supported from Timber Joists

To meet Building Regulations and Customer requirements a layer of sound insulation can be installed prior to plasterboarding to absorb sound transference between upstairs and downstairs rooms. The sound insulation has the added advantages of improving the thermal and fire performance of the ceiling/floor. Also see Insulation services offered by Regency Construction.

If required, specially designed service openings and lighting can be incorporated into the ceiling design.

Suspended Metal Grid Ceilings...

Suspended Metal Grid Ceilings are a light weight, pre-finish ceiling system. Suspended Metal Grid Ceilings offer a more flexible approach to changing ceiling design and easier to repair when damaged. Suspended Metal Grid Ceilings are commonly used in offices, public buildings and communal areas of apartments. The Suspended Metal Grid Ceiling system allows electrical, plumbing, ventilation and mechanical services to be concealed between the ceiling and the structure above. Suspended Metal Grid Ceilings provide sound attenuation and absorption. Ceiling tiles come in a range of textures, patterned and perforated finishes. Click here to see some of the Ceiling tile options available.



Metal Grid Ceiling
Example of Metal Grid Ceiling

Typically, a shadow batten is fitted to the perimeter walls of the ceiling. A wall angle is fitted to this batten. Metal sections known as a Main T's are placed across the wall angle from one side of the room to the other at 600mm centres. The Main T's are suspended from the structure at 600mm internals by suspension wires. Cross T's are then placed across the main T's at 600mm centres to form a 600mm x 600mm grid. Ceiling Tiles are then inserted into the grid.

Curved Ceilings...

Using the correct framing is is possible to form Curved Ceilings. Curved Ceilings are also known as barrel or vaulted ceilings. Curved Ceilings can be concave or convex. Typically Curved Ceilings are constructed using metal studs but can be constructed in timber. Typically the minimum radius is 600mm.

Curved Ceiling
Construction of Metal Curved Ceiling.

Typically, for a metal frame construction, a curved perimeter channel is fitted to the walls adjoining the ceiling. Curved ceiling support channels are then suspended from the structure above, typically at 1200mm centres. Ceiling Sections are then attached at 90 degrees to the curved ceiling support channels. Plasterboard is then screwed onto the ceiling sections.

To meet Building Regulations and Customer requirements a layer of sound insulation can be installed prior to plasterboarding to absorb sound transference between upstairs and downstairs rooms. The sound insulation has the added advantages of improving the thermal and fire performance of the ceiling/floor. Also see Insulation services offered by Regency Construction.

Plasterboarding and Tiling of Ceilings


Ceilings can be covered in a variety of plasterboard materials:

Click here to see examples of Grid Ceilings Tiles available.

Stud Partition Wall Work Undertaken by Regency Construction

Ceiling Work Undertaken by Regency Construction includes:

In addition to Ceilings, Regency Construction also offer the following services to compliment the work:

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Contact Us

Regency Construction invite you to contact us to discuss your Ceiling  requirements. Regency Construction can be contacted in the following ways:

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