The Best Practices For Designing High-Quality Ceilings
Bespoke ceilings play an important role in the performance of a space. From air quality and acoustics to daylighting, there are a lot of ways ceilings can boost the performance of your space. Check out the following best practices in ceiling designs to help you get the most out of your ceilings.
Establish environmental quality
A focus on the environmental quality of an office is not new in a lot of industries. Design considerations have moved very fast to the forefront, bringing the spotlight on cleanability.
Go with the airflow
Indoor air quality is very important in any building. To increase the air quality in a building, dilution is the best solution. Frequent air exchange requires a ceiling that provides easy access to the plenum. Suspended ceiling systems are a great choice as they provide the necessary access to diffuse air from one space to the next.
It is important to keep in mind that suspended modern ceiling solutions work best with HVAC systems that aren’t pressurised. The type of HVAC system you use should be considered when designing a ceiling panel. Due to their low mass, fibreglass ceilings may be less appropriate than wood panels or mineral fibre as they may not create enough downward pressure. It is therefore important to consider the material of the panel.
This will increase the need for designers and architects to take a closer look at the design of the ceiling and how it addresses HVAC and ventilation needs and the airflow of the building. Ceilings can be customised for specific projects. Manufacturers encourage architects and designers to consult with them during the planning process.
Do not mix indoor air chemistry
The building materials can leech hazardous chemicals into the air and affect the health of the occupants. When immune systems are compromised by chemical sensitivities and allergies, people can be susceptible to illness. It is important to know if the bespoke ceilings you are considering emit toxins into the air.