Friday, January 27, 2012

Suspended ceiling for office and showroom - Design and colour

Suspended ceiling system with 2'0" x 4'0" or 2'0" x 2'0" ceiling tiles are a very common sight in the offices and showrooms in Selangor, Malaysia.

These ceiling tiles that come in different material types are easily replaceable and removable.

The ceiling tiles can be replaced if it's dirty, repainted and touched up with design and colour to bring some spark and life in the interior.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Suspended ceiling - Installation sequence

For the construction of suspended ceiling, the installation sequence is important. This is to ensure a good flow of work to save on time and also minimise on wastage through damage to other materials of the system. For a suspended ceiling system that comprises infill units such as gypsum ceiling board or plaster ceiling board, the latter is to come in taking the last spot in the sequence order.

As can be seen in the photos in this posting, they are arranged in sequence of installation of a suspended ceiling system. The ceiling board will be put up last to finish the whole process of suspended ceiling construction.


Sunday, January 15, 2012

Gypsum board partition wall with glass - Sound insulation

How to keep the sound in or to keep it out for the gypsum board partition rooms with glass on the wall? Sound insulation is an important feature for gypsum board partition rooms built at the factories in the assembly, production or research and development areas. 

Using laminated glass with differing thickness and double glaze the fixed glass or window at the gypsum partition wall is an effective acoustic / sound insulation.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Gypsum board partition - Raising the fire resistance.

How to raise the fire resistance of gypsum board partition to provide protection and safety through reducing fire spread, limiting the movement of smoke, fire separation and safe means of escape? What's our way of doing it - gypsum board partition with enhanced fire resistance? We can double up the layers of gypsum or plaster partition board and insulate the space between the boards with mineral wool ( glass wool or rock wool ).

Of course, fire rated resistance gypsum partition board alone cannot do the job of totally containing fire and slow the spread. It's just one of the ways / features of fire protection and safety for a premise or building.

Fire protection and safety design and feature of a premise / building must also include fire rated materials ( accessories included ), systems and assemblies in it's construction.

We, as the contractor for office and general renovation will adhere to the building safety by-laws in carrying out our work. Indubitably, the advice and order of the engineer or architect of the work will always prevail in matters of fire protection and safety.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Gypsum board partition and suspended ceiling - Fire safety and protection

Gypsum board or plaster board is a panel of gypsum plaster pressed together between two thick sheets of paper which come with the built-in feature of fire resistance.

When exposed to fire, the water component in the gypsum board will vaporise and slow down the heat transfer. Gypsum board partition rooms that are separated from each other by fire resistance rated gypsum or plaster board assembly will not cause the temperature of rooms adjacent to the one on fire to reach boiling point until the water component in the gypsum board is gone.

Through the use of fire resistant gypsum or plaster board for the rooms' partition, together with other fire resistant features in the suspended ceiling system, floor and door, the fire resistance of the premise or building is increased.

What are the benefits of having this fire rated resistance gypsum board partition and ceiling?

1. Buy time for occupants to escape.
2. Limit movement of flame and smoke inside the building.
3. Buy time time for fire fighters to contain and put out the fire.
4. Provide  protection to assets.
5. Minimise damage and distortion to building structure.

Where building and fire safety are concerned, owner and engineer/ architect should be very clear of the local authority's requirement. Gypsum or plaster board for partition room in office and factory renovation in our areas of work coverage in Klang, Shah Alam, Port Klang, Subang Jaya, Petaling Jaya in Selangor are of the standard grade board which is rated for thirty minutes to one hour insulation.

Gypsum board partition and suspended ceiling system with fire ratings up to four hours' protection are available if so required by the building by-laws.

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