A suspension grid for plasterboard ceilings, from Armstrong Ceiling Solutions, which is said to be up to 40% quicker to install than traditional systems, has been used as the foundation for a completely bespoke day care centre ceiling.
Armstrong’s Drywall Grid System was used to form a curved ceiling at Scottish War Blinded’s new Hawkhead Centre for visually impaired veterans in Paisley, Scotland. Other Armstrong systems have been used in a different new building on the same site.
The Hawkhead Centre designed by Page\Park Architects features 1,500m2 of Armstrong’s DGS facetted system in the atrium/foyer, formed to a radius and using acoustic insulation above, a black acoustic fabric and finished with birch-faced plywood planks 165mm and 225mm wide.
Page\Park Architect’s Martin Flett said: “The ceilings are crucial to the visual impact of the building and the integration of building services and acoustics.
“The Armstrong system forms the frame for the decorative ceiling linings and building services integration. It dovetailed well with the aesthetic and performance requirements and is clever in how it allows you to form a curve from a facetted framing system.”