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Suspended Ceilings and lighting options

Suspended ceilings and lighting options from full fit out to replacement on regular handyman days.

C|S|M specialise in suspended ceiling tiles, suspended ceiling grid, suspended ceiling lights and light diffusers.

Types of Suspended Ceiling Tiles

The most popular types of suspended ceiling tiles lay in an exposed suspended ceiling grid. Dependant upon the set up, the tiles will normally measure 59.5cm x 59.5cm or 119.5cm x 59.5cm. You may have an old ceiling system, as old measurements used to be 60.5cm x 60.5cm and 121cm x 61cm., but don't worry if you don't know which one you need the C|S|M handyman who visits you will be able to help work this out.

Suspended ceiling tiles typically sit in the suspended ceiling grid in two ways. Ceiling tiles with a square edge profile, sit on/flush with the suspended ceiling grid, ones with a stepped edge profile, will sit in the suspended grid but drop between 5 or 6mm towards the floor. If your tiles have a stepped edge, C|S|M will need to establish whether they sit on a 15mm or 24mm suspended ceiling grid.

Suspended Ceiling Installation

If you are planning to install a new suspended ceiling system, rather than replacing existing ceiling tiles, it is important to establish what environment the suspended ceiling is going in. For example, a suspended ceiling to go into a noisy call centre, will require a completely different setup than a gym chain would require for its shower area, or a fast food outlet would might require for its kitchen area. As the call centre may require soft fibre ceiling tiles with high sound absorption, the gym chain may require a calcium silicate materials with a 100% relative humidity, and the fast food outlet may require a gypsum based plasterboard with a wipeable finish. C|S|M can help give you all the advise you need to help you chose which system is most suitable for you.

Commercial Lighting

C|S|M also work on commercial lighting. Usually to light an area once a suspended ceiling has been installed, we can fit all kinds of recessed modular light fittings, that lay in the suspended ceiling grid in the place of a ceiling tile. Standard modular light fittings come in two sizes: 59.5cm x 59.5cm and 119.5cm x 59.5cm. Dependant upon the environment, lumen output and aesthetic required. Standard light fittings will house four fluorescent tubes (18 watt fluorescent tubes in a 59.5cm x59.5cm light body and 36 watt fluorescent tubes in a 119.5cm x 59.5cm light fitting body), the fluorescent tubes come in a choice of colours, white, cool white and daylight.

C|S|M can also provide LED tubes, that can be fitted into existing modular light fittings. As due to recent advancements in LED technology, we can now provide LED tubes that offer a similar light output with under half the electricity consumption. For example, a 600mm 9watt LED tube will use half the electricity of an equivalent 18watt fluorescent tube, long into the future. This is important when you consider these tubes have a lifespan of over 40,000 hours or 19.2 years (calculations based on lights being on 8 hours a day, five days a week, 52 weeks a year). With no maintenance costs and the reduced energy bills, they make an obvious choice for owner occupiers and those landlords and tenants looking to the future.

Lighting Installation

If you are installing a new suspended ceiling, rather than updating your existing lighting scheme by re-lamping, C|S|M would recommend the use of recessed modular LED panels, offering customers the same savings, but in one custom built unit.

Whether your after a complete suspended ceiling kit, a couple of replacement ceiling tiles or would like more energy efficient lighting in your building, give C|S|M a call and we will be able to assist. We might be able to make it part of an office handyman day in London.