Also known as a drop in or false ceiling, this system is suspended from the structural floor slab of the floor above (or roof), thus allowing for a void that serves as welcomed space for a variety of other implementations that include cooling and heating, ventilation, air conditioning, plumbing and wiring, and even security cameras, motion detectors, smoke detectors and sprinklers. This extra hidden space can also be used as a plenum – acting as a pressurised duct that distributes or extracts air from the building’s living spaces.

The extra space provided by a dropped ceiling also allows for easy access when the need comes to service certain parts of the entire infrastructure. This is because suspended ceiling tiles can be removed without much effort and offer an abundance of access panels.

Together with an aesthetically pleasing interior finish and practicality in mind, this widely-adopted ceiling system is so high in demand for many reasons.


A suspended ceiling grid is associated with an array of advantages in office and public infrastructure environments. Initially invented to hide aesthetically undesirable building elements such as ductwork, piping and wiring of electrical components, a dropped ceiling offers a modern look with a variety of colours, textures and patterns. These can also be tailored to unique requests by customers at reasonable pricing, making it suitable for large-scale implementation.

Often referred to as suspended acoustic ceiling panels for their ability to act as a form of acoustic treatment within a building, dropped ceilings offer a dramatically improved sound environment in offices with great absorption and attenuation qualities.

Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) is a legal requirement in working environments, referring to a space’s standard of health in relation to ventilation, thermal control, natural lighting, and acoustics. All of these criteria need to meet regulatory compliance laws that have been put into place for a reason. Ensuring that these requirements are met is not only obligatory, but serves as a form of employee engagement by allowing for improved productivity and stamina from a company’s workforce.

A suspended ceiling is effortlessly integrated with a building’s existing infrastructure. This includes plumbing, electronics and mechanics, which have been made easily accessible with well-planned ceiling designs that adapt in order to be applicable. They also offer an improved return on investment in relation to open ceilings.

ACS – Drop in Ceiling Contractors

As a specialist in the design, production, supply and installation of a variety of architectural ceiling systems, ACS is well-equipped to implement suspended ceilings within many different infrastructure types and design layouts. We manufacture our own products to the highest specifications, with internal testing taking place at our Acoustic Lab that ensures nothing leaves the facility without standing up to rigorous sound treatment testing. Each and every acoustic tile that leaves our workshop is measures according to sound absorption, sound power and sound transmission loss – three characteristics that are integral in maintaining a space’s IEQ.

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