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Ceilings under houses made easy

Need to tidy up the ceiling under your house?

Putting a ceiling in a house isn’t a new concept, however acoustic tile ceilings under houses are a relatively new concept.  Many two-story houses that have used space underneath them suffer from poor acoustics between floors. I personally grew up in a two-story house and can attest to being able to hear unwanted noise between floors.

Ceilings under houses
Example of a suspended exposed grid ceiling under a house
The problems of putting suspended ceilings under houses

Firstly, in many SE QLD homes built around the 80’s era, under the house isn’t lined, leaving the floor boards exposed. Secondly, height is nearly always an issue apart from some homes that have been lifted.  This, in turn, means that whatever solution used needs to be installed with minimal clearance under the floor.  Furthermore, if you install a flush set ceiling underneath you can suffer from access issues for services at a later date.

The Solution?

A suspended ceiling can be installed in the space with minimal clearance and then fitted a variety of tiles. USG Donn grid was used in this particular job, fitted with a 19mm Radar high CAC tile. In addition, long leg perimeter trims were installed to allow for movement and a redundantly fixed approved suspension hanger gets used.

The benefits of suspended ceilings under houses!

Acoustic tiles are designed to do exactly what the name implies. The ceiling pictured reduced clear conversation between floors down to a muffle. Want more absorption? No problem. Change to a higher grade tile, either at the time of install or later down the track. Furthermore, grid ceilings are a finished product with no need for painting. Meaning when we walk out your ceiling is done. Extra sound absorbing insulation can be added over the top of your new ceiling as well. Need to change your plumbing upstairs? No problem, take some tiles out, do your plumbing, put the tiles back in. It is easy and flexible.

Grid system review used in the featured picture USG Boral Suspended Ceiling Grid

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Want to know more about putting suspended ceilings under houses? Give us a call and see how we can help you.

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