Benefits of Flush Plasterboard Ceilings

There’s so much to do when you’re setting up a new office or refurbishing a home or workplace.

Not only do you have to make sure that all the electrical wiring, the plumbing, and anything else that needs to be installed has been correctly put in place, you also have to worry about making sure the office looks clean and respectable or your home welcoming and safe. With all the recent construction work, most of the wiring and piping is likely to be clearly visible along the ceiling and needs to be concealed – fast. Installing flush plasterboard suspended ceilings can be one way of very quickly transforming your interior from a shed-like construction site to a stylish and friendly space.

Okay, so now you’re wondering what exactly that is?

Plasterboard is the name given to the product created when sheets of flat, dry plaster are sandwiched between two layers of cardboard to create a light yet robust material. Flush is an abbreviation of ‘flushing’ which is the process that follows the installation of suspended ceilings formed from panels of plasterboard. Flushing involves layering mesh across the joins between the plasterboard panels and applying a base coat to securely bond them. A light topcoat is then added and sanded back to be ‘flush’ with the plasterboard sheets.

There are many different types of ceilings that have enjoyed popularity over the years, but flush plasterboard suspended ceilings have emerged as one of the top choices for modern buildings for a number of reasons. Firstly, adding flush plasterboard ceilings below your main ceiling is an easy and very effective method of concealing air ducts, pipes and light fittings or wires. You can effortlessly achieve a look that is neat, professional and functional in very little time and with minimum expense.

Another one of the best known advantages of this type ceilings is that they provide more energy efficient heating solutions. Since hot air rises, a lower ceiling provides a natural method of thermal insulation by retaining heat within the immediate environment. In addition, a layer of air is trapped between the main ceiling and the suspended ceiling which acts as an effective secondary insulator.

Flush plasterboard suspended ceilings are an attractive and very economical method of transforming and updating the appearance of your office. It’s also far cheaper to install a brand new suspended ceiling below an older main ceiling than it is to renovate the existing ceiling to achieve an equivalent standard of charm and efficiency.