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What Are Suspended Ceilings?

Suspended ceilings are secondary ceilings that are added below the level of the actual ceiling in a commercial space. Typically, a grid is used to hold moveable tiles, creating a finished product that is both versatile and useful. The tiles themselves can be made from a wide range of materials based on the specific requirements of the premises. Suspended ceilings are popular in a wide range of settings, including:

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What Is The Purpose Of A Suspended Ceiling?

Suspended ceilings serve a number of both practical and aesthetic purposes. When installed by an experienced contractor, they are neat, tidy and cost-effective. Some of their most significant benefits include:


First and foremost, a secondary ceiling helps conceal electrical wiring and plumbing, providing a smooth outward appearance. It also allows for easy access if any utilities works are required down the line.


Suspended ceiling tiles have sound-absorbing qualities, so they prevent noise from travelling. This is particularly important in a busy commercial premises. They can also improve the acoustics of a space.

Fire Safety

Fire-rated ceiling tiles can be chosen for suspended ceilings in certain contexts. This can dramatically improve the overall fire safety of a building by slowing or even stopping the spread of flames.

Energy Efficiency

A combination of the tiles themselves and the void above them allows for excellent thermal insulation, making it easier both to heat your space in the winter and keep it cool in the summer.

What's The Difference Between Suspended Ceilings & Drop Ceilings?

You may have also heard the phrase ‘drop ceiling’ and wondered what the difference was. The truth is: it’s exactly the same thing! These two interchangeable terms have developed over the years but there is no practical difference when it comes to the ceiling itself. Whether you use the term ‘suspended’ or ‘drop’, an experienced contractor will know exactly what you’re talking about.

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Bespoke Suspended Ceilings In Birmingham

If you are looking to install a drop ceiling in the Birmingham area, consider choosing Davroy Contracts Ltd. We offer high-quality installations from experienced professionals, always at competitive prices. Plus our team are fully qualified and accredited, with over 40 years of combined industry experience. Contact our team today for more information or to arrange a site survey and an accurate quote.

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