Suspended Ceilings in offices.

Suspended Ceilings

At J le Roux Ceilings we can help you choose the best ceiling according to your needs and budget. We are specialists at installing a wide variety of ceilings including Suspended Ceilings.


Suspended ceilings (sometimes referred to as dropped ceilings or false ceilings) are secondary ceilings suspended from the structural floor slab above, therefore creating a void between the underside of the floor slab and the top of the suspended ceiling. As described on this page suspended ceilings are made up of a metal grid with ‘drop-in’ ceiling tiles.

Suspended ceiling gridBenefits:

  • Conceals the  underside of the floor slab or roof structure.
  • The void above the ceiling renders space useful for the distribution of heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) services and plumbing and wiring services. It thus provides a platform for the easy installation of speakers, light fittings, wireless antenna, cctv, fire and smoke detectors, motion detectors, sprinklers and so on. Using the ceiling void as an air ‘plenum’, in which the void itself forms a pressurised ‘duct’, to supply air or extract it from the occupied space below. This is consequently an efficient building technique.
  • Suspended ceilings allow easy access to services due to the little effort required to remove tiles, or through access panels and can allow flexibility of layout of spaces below.

Typical Applications:

Suspended ceiling grids are the ideal product for offices, factories,restaurant kitchens and shops because flexible access is usually required for services in the ceiling void.

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Suspended Ceilings in Offices Fourways


A variety of suspension methods are available, but suspended ceilings are usually hung from a bracket fixed to the underside of the floor slab. Suspension wires or straps support a series of interlocking metal sections. These sections, called Main-T’s and Cross-T’s, form a grid into which the installer fits panels or ceiling tiles. We supply good quality galvanized grids that prevent rust and clip securely in place.  A professional ceiling installer will probably level the grid with a laser level. The installer will then square up the grid. Finally the ceiling tiles easily drop into place.

Use of Mineral fibre, metal, plasterboard, wood and laminates  are common in the manufacture of Ceiling Tiles. The tiles are often perforated to provide specific levels of acoustic absorption. Therefore they effectively control the noise reverberation in spaces below. Typically ceiling tiles are 600mm x 600mm or 600mm x 1200mm. It is vital that materials used in installation of ceilings comply with South African building standards therefore insuring the installation is safe and protects the owner from liability issues.

Extra considerations:

Suspended Ceiling grid system
Ceiling Grid System


Plan the grid layout carefully to ensure correct integration with partition systems so that tiles, grids and partitions intersect neatly. Acoustic insulation or fire separation can be provided in the ceiling void if necessary. Do you need assistance with your Design or require technical information? Please feel free to  Contact us

Partitions may stop at the underside of the suspended ceiling resulting in ease of installation and flexibility. The partition may also run through the ceiling to the underside of the floor slab.  The benefits are that it limits transmission of sound between adjacent spaces in addition to the danger of fire spreading.

The selection of suspended ceilings may depend on:

Aesthetic considerations.
The requirement to incorporate fittings necessary for building services.
Requirements for acoustic attenuation and absorption.
Hygienic requirements.
The need to provide fire separation.
Moisture resistance
Corrosion resistance
Cleaning requirements.
Thermal insulation.
Tile thickness and size.

Do you Need Suspended Ceilings?

At J le Roux Ceilings we specialize in the installation of Ceilings in the Greater Johannesburg and Pretoria areas. We are ready to help so feel free to call us if you are unsure about what ceiling will best suit your needs. Call us or  alternatively fill in our online request form for a Free Quotation and we’ll get back to you.

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