Category Archives: Ceilings

Armstrong Ceilings fly out of Farnborough

The 2014 Farnborough International Airshow made use of both of Armstrong’s recycling schemes.

This year’s Farnborough International Airshow (July 19-20) made its first use of Armstrong Ceilings’ Off-Cut recycling scheme.

A regular user of Armstrong’s End-of-Life recycling scheme for the ceilings of the show’s temporary corporate hospitality and business chalets, 2014 saw the first time it used both of Armstrong’s pioneering schemes.

A new range of ’effects on metal’ ceiling solutions has been launched by Armstrong

A snapshot guide to the effects that can be achieved on its metal ceiling tiles and planks for prestigious high-end projects has been launched by Armstrong.

A four-page A4 brochure shows the standard “Effects on metal” range of bronze and chrome as well as five woods (Ash, Oak, Red Oak, US Cherry and US Walnut) but also refers specifiers to the manufacturer for any other effects or configurable solutions they want to achieve.

Make it easy this summer with ROCKFON

ROCKFON is renowned for its expertise in ceiling and wall solutions and providing a high level of service to save you time and money. This summer ROCKFON takes this one step further with its commodity ceiling tiles. Affordable performance products are now available in just 2-3 days from stock.

Armstrong Ceilings’ new-look tile range is the Ultimate

One of Armstrong Ceilings’ most popular tile ranges is now set to be even more of a hit.

Not content with having one of specifiers’ favourite ceiling tiles in its portfolio, Armstrong has re-engineered the Ultima+ range to offer a host of enhancements.

Wilkinson Primary School, Wolverhampton

Heradesign ceiling panels from Knauf AMF have been specified for one of the country’s first certified Passivhaus primary schools.

Armstrong goes vertical by adding baffles to its monolithic and canopied ceilings

To meet the growing demand for noise reduction solutions that do not compromise the aesthetics of contemporary public areas, Armstrong Ceilings has added baffles to its already peerless portfolio.

Hudson Beare Building, University of Edinburgh

Engineering students at the University of Edinburgh are getting a little extra help with their studies from Armstrong Ceilings.

Wood lay-in tiles and a customised wood canopy are helping to define and soften a new student work/social area as part of the interior refurbishment of the university’s Hudson Beare Building on its Kings Buildings campus south of the city centre.

Knauf adds speed to modular Mansfield schools

Spray-applied Airless Plaster and GIFAfloor dry screed flooring from Knauf has enabled Central Site Accommodation, a modular building manufacturer and contractor based in Coventry, to speed up production and construction on a schools extensions programme in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire.

Cineworld, Nationwide

One of the UK’s leading cinema chains, Cineworld, continues to grow, opening new multi-screen cinemas nationally and expanding existing premises to create memorable and exciting experiences for movie-goers. ROCKFON ceiling products have been specified for sites across the country and were chosen for their superior acoustic control.

Knauf Comfortboard benefits hi-tech EcoHouse

Comfortboard, the revolutionary energy-saving plasterboard developed by Knauf – the UK’s leading manufacturer of lightweight building systems – is now being tested at Nottingham University as part of the Mark Group EcoHouse, a world-leading showcase of energy efficiency and innovation.

Popular Wondertex Premier Filler – what’s not to like?

Wondertex, the range of professional internal finishing materials from the Instarmac Group, has seen sales soar of their multi-purpose favourite, Premier Filler.

The versatility of this product means it is suitable for a number of wall and ceiling finishing scenarios, including repairs, filling, jointing and smoothing. It is increasing in popularity following numerous applications across the country from schools to supermarkets and football stadiums. With such ease of use and extensive job compatibility contractors cannot wait to tell their mates!

King’s Church, Amersham

A replacement church in Buckinghamshire features Axiom canopies from Armstrong Ceilings.

Ceiling canopies from Armstrong were specified for a new community church for their aesthetics, acoustics and green credentials.

Armstrong launches online ceilings CPD

Leading interior solutions provider Armstrong Ceilings is believed to have become the first in its sector to launch an online RIBA CPD.

Knauf’s Cube proves commitment to training and innovation

Knauf – the UK’s leading manufacturer of lightweight building materials and systems – has shown its long-term commitment to training and innovation in the UK with the official opening of The Cube: its multi-million pound training, visitor and administrative centre.

Housing Association HQ

Knauf AMF Ceilings outperformed its rivals by transforming a disused building into a modern office environment fit for the 21st century. Thermatex Alpha ceilings from Knauf AMF were chosen for their outstanding sound absorption and energy efficiency performance to help revitalise the new headquarters for leading north-west based housing association.

Eurobond is first UK panel manufacturer to achieve responsible sourcing standard

Eurobond Laminates is proud to announce that it has gained the prestigious accreditation – BES 6001 Responsible Sourcing of Construction Products – for its entire range of stone wool cored internal and external wall and ceiling composite panels.

Non-allergic acoustics

Troldtekt’s acoustic ceiling panels have been awarded the coveted ‘Allergy Friendly Product Certificate’. This has been given by Allergy UK, the leading national charity dedicated to supporting the estimated 21 million allergy sufferers in the UK.

Acoustic ceiling panels preserve performance of thermally activated concrete

Hunter Douglas of Rotterdam has developed new aluminium ceiling panels that ensure excellent acoustics while simultaneously minimising performance losses in thermally activated concrete buildings. The new panels contain 90% recycled aluminium.

Armstrong Ceilings’ 2014 A Book inspires design exploration

Far from having to travel the globe, all that architects and interior designers need for inspiration on specifying interior solutions is contained within Armstrong Ceilings’ A Book for 2014.

Knauf AMF shows how to create impact with its innovative acoustic solutions

Knauf AMF Ceilings is recognised by specifiers for high quality ceiling and acoustic solutions, which is why they are exhibiting their innovative Heradesign ceiling and wall panels at the 2014 Surface Design Show on the 4-6 February at the Business Design Centre, London.

New ceilings guide from Armstrong helps specifiers see the wood for the trees

Armstrong Ceilings’ new wood brochure covers a multitude of systems.

A complete guide to its portfolio of wood systems has been launched by Armstrong Ceilings.

Whipps Cross University Hospital, East London

As with any hospital, hygiene was a key requirement in the selection of Knauf AMF ceilings for several building projects at Whipps Cross University Hospital in East London. Knauf AMF ceilings solutions were specified for the new maternity wing – comprising obstetrics theatre suite with recovery room.

CPD highlights the beauty and benefits of Hunter Douglas Wood Ceilings

Hunter Douglas has received accreditation from RIBA for a CPD presentation entitled Wood Ceilings: The Beauty and Benefits.

Music Cafe, Aldeburgh Music, Snape Maltings

Troldtekt acoustic panels have been used to great effect in the design of the Music Cafe at the famous Aldeburgh Music development at Snape Maltings, founded by composer Benjamin Britten in derelict industrial buildings on the Suffolk coast.

David Lloyd Leisure Centre, Worcester

Ceiling systems from Knauf AMF Ceilings are part of an ambitious programme of new David Lloyd Leisure Centres opening in the UK. Over 1200sqm of Knauf AMF Thermatex Fine Stratos ceiling tiles have been installed in the changing rooms and main café of the recently opened David Lloyd Leisure Centre in Worcester.

Bracton House, High Holborn, London

Metal tiles from Armstrong Ceilings were specified for the stunning speculative refurbishment of a central London office building for a hat-trick of reasons.

Armstrong’s MicroLook micro-perforated 600mm x 600mm tiles with a B15 acoustic infill have been suspended from a Microlook Microline grid at Bracton House, a 23,000ft2, six-storey office building in High Holborn.

Heradesign Fins by Knauf AMF are creative to the core

Global advertising agency, Bartle Bogle Hegarty (BBH) London HQ has been redesigned and refurbished from a conventional office layout into an inspiring and welcoming open plan studio space designed for creativity. Central to the redesign is a triple height studio which runs through the core of the building. As well as allowing in light to fill the space, it creates a new open, flexible working area ideal for encouraging social interaction and creative thinking.

New REHAU CoolBoard Chilled Ceiling System

REHAU has just launched a new chilled ceiling system designed to provide a cost effective and energy efficient heating and cooling solution in commercial environments with suspended ceilings.

Metal suspended ceiling systems from Burgess Achitectural Products

Burgess Architectural Products (Burgess AP) is a UK market leading manufacturer of metal suspended ceiling systems based in Hinckley, Leicestershire. Widely specified in office, education, healthcare and retail construction, Burgess provide designers with a complete range of standard and bespoke ceilings including key options for acoustic absorption, durability, fire resistance, ceiling void access and aesthetic design.

Curved Optimas to complement Armstrong Ceiling’s canopies portfolio

Leading interior solutions provider Armstrong World Industries has extended its portfolio of canopy ceilings with the launch of a unique curved system which can be used either convexly or concavely to give ultimate design flexibility.