Fire Rated Suspended Ceilings

We supply and fit fire rated suspended ceilings.  Either directly for businesses, or as a sub-contractor to other contractors.

Typically a ceiling offering fire protection is required to be either 30 minutes or 60 minutes (1 hour).

Ceilings offering fire resistance can take on many guises, with most common being either lay in grid ceiling tiles, or mf plasterboard.  Each has it’s own merits, and usually the situation it is required in will dictate which is preferable.

What is a fire rated ceiling?

All of the ceiling systems that we install that are fire resistant are installed as a system, following the manufacturers guidelines and processes.  This is only way to ensure a fire rating.  You cannot use cross tees from one manufacturer, and suspended ceiling tiles from another; because there would be no way of proving it could achieve 30 or 60 fire performance.  You also need to consider what is being offered 30 or 60 minutes (one hour) protection, this will ensure the correct ceiling assembly is installed.  There is no such thing as a fire resistant grid, or fire proof ceiling tiles – only a tested combination can provide the test performance.

Mezzanine Suspended Ceiling

Very often a fire rated suspended ceiling is required to the underside of a mezzanine floor.  These are generally required to provide 60 minutes, and are used in conjunction with other materials and products to provide fire protection to the mezzanine structure.

If you have a mezzanine fire rating requirement, please get in touch with us.

We are an experienced fire rated suspended ceiling contractor, based in Hereford in the West Midlands.  We generally cover Hereford & Herefordshire and Worcester & Worcestershire, covering for example Ledbury, Ross on Wye, Monmouth Bromyard, Leominster, Malvern, and Ludlow and then into Gloucester & Gloucestershire, Evesham, Cheltenham and Pershore area.  We do work further away that these areas though, so do please ask!

We hold ConstructionLine Gold, CHAS, and SafeContractor health and safety accreditations, we are members of the Fire Protection Association and have a team of experienced and trained operatives.

There are many solutions to a fire rated requirement

  • A choice of grid systems available; however in order to achieve a successful fire test result they must be installed in the correct manner.
  • Many different edge details, from square edge or tegular or microlook for grid ceilings.
  • MF plasterboard can easily offer 60 minutes, a requirement for example where you may have a shop of the ground floor of a building and then any residential above it.

Can we help you?

If you have a requirement to install a fire resisting ceiling, it could be an Armstrong ceiling or AMF ceiling, a ceiling that may require hold-down clips (or not), using ceiling grid with a board edge tile or MF and trying to improve acoustic performance at the same time – we have covered numerous different scenarios over the years, and always enjoy a challenge.  Even if you would like some advice, we will always do our best to help.

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