Watch out! All accessible ceilings are removable, but not all removable ceilings are accessible
- 21 February, 2014
- Posted by: spigo
- Category: Acoustics, Architecture, Construction, Decoration, News
Sometimes we confuse removable ceilings and accessible ceilings but we should be careful, as they are not the same thing.
In fact this binomial tells us that accessible ceilings are also removable; but that removable ceilings do not necessarily have to be accessible.
Let’s clarify this tongue twister.
Wood removable ceilings are those that allow for quick and easy placement but that, in some cases, do not allow for sockets everywhere. Let me explain: Once the removable ceilings have been installed, they can removed but you have to start from the outer edges which are the most accessible to start removing material.
On the other hand, accessible ceilings allow you to take any panel out and put it in again as many times as you want. This feature is ideal when you want to add to complements to the false ceiling, such as air vents, fire or safety detectors, downlights, speakers, or when you have to access the main ceiling.
As explained above, all wood accessible ceilings are removable and allow for quick, easy assembly and disassembly. To install accessible ceilings all you need is a standard a suspension grid like the ones used for removable ceilings which allow for a space between the false ceiling and main ceiling. Therefore, accessible ceilings allow for quick replacement of wood panels in the exact location on the ceiling where you wish to place specific elements (grille, lamp, etc.), and at the same time they offer space for ventilation ducts or electrical or fibre optics cables.
However wood panels in plain removable ceilings force you to dismantle the entire ceiling to replace a pane, as they are not considered accessible ceilings.
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