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A quality false ceiling contractor – like us – will enhance the appearance of your residential or office property and potentially increase its value.

A false ceiling (also called a suspended, dropped, or drop ceiling) can be seen today in many homes and business premises, and in public buildings such as theatres, shops, and restaurants.

Uses of false ceiling installations

  • Drop ceilings have now evolved to redefine interior design. The modern suspended ceiling was created to conceal a building’s infrastructure, including wiring, pipes, and ductwork. However, it’s now a key tool for home and office designers because of its effectiveness in terms of aesthetic considerations.
  • The plenum space – the area between the original, structural ceiling and the suspended ceiling – provides handy access for repair works or inspection of infrastructure, while typically housing air-conditioning and mechanical-ventilation systems.
  • Dropped ceilings are also useful in hiding problems such as structural damage, and concealing constructional work that would otherwise spoil the look of a room.
  • Suspended ceilings cut energy costs in homes and offices by reducing the height of the room. In hot climates, the air-conditioning doesn’t have to work so hard and in cooler regions, less heating is needed.
  • Creative interior false ceiling designs can add texture to a room that pleases the eye, and it provides a setting for functional and decorative touches such as lighting and fans. As a design component, they can even be used to create eye-catching shapes and curves.

Benefits of a false ceiling for house and commercial

A drop ceiling suspended below the structural ceiling provides many benefits, as well as being an attractive feature of a home or business space. These advantages include:

  • Extensive range of choice. Unlike the suspended ceilings of yesteryear, modern dropped ceilings come in a broad variety of materials and colours that can enhance the décor of any room.
  • Easy installation of lighting. A false ceiling makes it easy to put in lighting systems and can reduce the amount of illumination needed. Also, they’re ideal for aesthetic use of lighting effects, including concealed illumination.
  • Eco-friendliness. Greater energy efficiency is achieved when you have a home false ceiling or dropped office ceiling. It lowers the height of the room, resulting in less energy output being needed for cooling. Further, suspended ceilings usually incorporate materials that reflect natural light, which results in reduced electricity bills.
  • In business spaces such as conference rooms, they can be a major factor in reducing noise and creating a quiet and calm atmosphere.
  • Office space reconfiguration. A suspended office ceiling can also be employed in conjunction with partition walls to create smaller, separate work areas out of one large office. If business needs change, these office spaces are easy to dismantle so the work area can be reconfigured with a different floor plan.
  • Durability in humid environments. False ceilings can be fitted with tiles resistant to the effects of moisture in the atmosphere, decreasing the risk of the formation of mould, mildew, and bacteria.
  • Fire safety. We’ll use materials that ensure your suspended ceiling complies with or exceeds fireproofing requirements, to give you maximum protection.

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Drop ceiling structure and materials we provide

Drop ceiling tiles are easy to care for. Simply dusting the tiles will prevent an accumulation of dirt and the possibility of dust falling to the floor. Use a static duster to collect the dirt and then follow up with a quick vacuum. It’s advisable to wear eye protection and a safety mask.

Stains can be removed with a damp sponge with a little soap on it. Bear in mind that if you have porous drop ceiling tiles, using water on them will cause more staining. Another point to consider is that if you wish to paint your drop ceiling tiles, you must remove them first.

False ceiling systems to fit your requirements

There’re 2 main forms of systems:

  1. Grid false ceilings (exposed or concealed). They’re primarily found in offices and other commercial properties. With the exposed-matrix blueprint, the grid into which panels can be set is visible. It’s typically finished in colours that contrast or harmonise with the panelling. Concealed grids use tiles to hide the grid system from view, to create a clean, smooth appearance.
  2. Plain (plaster) false ceilings. These are commonly installed in the home.

Types of false ceiling material

Wooden dropped ceilings used to be the norm. Today, you can choose from a range of materials, including gypsum board, plaster of paris, bamboo sheets, jute, plastic, aluminium panelling, plywood, fibreboard, and PVC.

Gypsum and PVC suspended ceilings are popular because they lend themselves to interesting and engaging adornment.

  • Gypsum false ceilings are smooth, lightweight, thermally and sound insulated, and fire resistant. They allow for attractive ornamentation, but tend to be less durable than other materials used in false ceilings. They’re also prone to discolour over time.
  • PVC ceilings are robust and low-maintenance, and last a long time (typically more than 10 years). Another option is Thermocol (stretch plastic), which can be a cost-effective solution.

How to select the right suspended ceiling for your use

Whether it’s a residential or commercial false ceiling work or project, the key factors you should consider when choosing the type of ceiling to install include:

  • Aesthetics
  • Fire resistance
  • Sound absorption
  • Exposure to moisture
  • Ease of alteration
  • Life expectancy
  • Statutory requirements regarding health and safety

Of course, we’ll guide you along in making a decision.

Tips on how to look after ceiling tiles

Drop ceiling tiles are easy to care for. Simply dusting the tiles will prevent an accumulation of dirt and the possibility of dust falling to the floor. Use a static duster to collect the dirt and then follow up with a quick vacuum. It’s advisable to wear eye protection and a safety mask.

Stains can be removed with a damp sponge with a little soap on it. Bear in mind that if you have porous drop ceiling tiles, using water on them will cause more staining.

Another point to consider is that if you wish to paint your drop ceiling tiles, you must remove them first.

The false ceiling company with a great safety track record

An improperly installed drop ceiling risks collapsing over time.

In a house, this mishap may cause hurt to loved ones. And within a commercial setting, such as a retail store or restaurant, a fairly large group of people could be injured in an instance. This may lead to costly lawsuits and tremendous damage to the reputation of the negligent business entity.

Hence, it’s imperative your false ceiling is secure and can withstand the test of time (read the good practices developed by Building and Construction Authority of Singapore). When choosing a contractor, beware of falling into the trap of being guided by price alone; quality and experience are equally important.

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Why choose Kepha Design and Contracts

We take ownership of our actions by taking responsibility.

Kepha Design and Contracts in Singapore has a team of highly-skilled complete renovation services craftspeople and interior designers who will plan your home ceiling or office ceiling project to achieve maximum functionality and style. Wherever possible, we’ll use environmentally-friendly materials and products.

Our false ceiling construction specialists will carry out the installation with minimal disruption to your home life or business activities. At the same time, we’ll ensure the requirements of safety codes and regulations are met or surpassed.

Kepha will steer you through the entire process and point out potential problems to you. We’ll help you to make the right decisions that will guarantee you get a new ceiling to be proud of.

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