ARMSTRONG CEILINGS

ARMSTRONG HOUSE
38 MARKET SQUARE
UXBRIDGE
MIDDLESEX UB8 1NG

Tel: 0800 371849
Fax: 01895 274287

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Suppliers of: suspended ceiling tiles acoustic curved ceiling tiles timber ceiling tiles metal ceiling tiles mineral ceiling tiles

Mineral, Metal, Wood, & Fabric Ceilings.

Backed by 150 years of innovation, Armstrong World Industries Ltd is a global leader in supplying ceiling and wall solutions in market segments such as Office, Education, Health, Retail, Transport and Hospitality.

Armstrong Ceilings Range

Armstrong remains a foremost name in the building industry, known and trusted for reliable quality & technological innovations. Armstrong’s offers a peerless portfolio of materials including:

  • Mineral
  • Metal
  • Wood
  • Fabric

Ceiling systems include suspension systems,  TECH ZONE which guarantees the integration of services such as lighting, air handling, loudspeakers,  chilled beam and CoolZone, a innovative ceilingcassette which incorparates BASF Micronal phase change material.

Its ceiling systems deliver an improved environment for users’ well-being, with options that passively resist germs and reduce a building’s reliance on artificial light and air-conditioning. A peerless 30-year system warranty also gives peace of mind.

For more information, the Armstrong Ceilings app is available from both the Apple store as well as the Google Play store by clicking on one of the links below with your mobile device www.armstrong.com/CeilingDownloads-Apple or www.armstrong.com/CeilingDownloads-Android

Armstrong CAD Components

CAD components are available three dimensional view as well as system cross section in both dwg and pdf formats and are available from: http://www.armstrong.co.uk/commclgeu/eu1/uk/gb/cad_drawings.html

Acoustic Solutions

Armstrong can provide product specifications for a complete range of acoustic solutions (Intelligibility, Concentration and Confidentiality) such as mineral, wood, metal tiles and canopies to invisible in-ceiling speaker systems.

We also have a number of useful acoustic tools on our acoustic micro site. A ‘reverberation simulator’ which compares the different reverberation times of various tiles to help specifiers make the best choice for their desired sound quality and a ceiling selector, complete with in-situ tile images, to assist in making decisions about style and material. For further acoustic solutions visit www.acousticalceilings.co.uk

Sustainable Solutions

Armstrong sustainable innovations include the following recycling schemes:

  • End Of Life (EOL) Recycling Scheme - Armstrong offers a free collection programme for refurbishment / strip out projects anywhere in the UK. The ceiling tiles are 100% recycled into the mix and are processed into new ceiling tiles.
  • Off Cut Recycling Scheme (OCR) - Off-cut ceiling tiles from new ceiling installations are stored on site in specially supplied bags and collected by Armstrong to be recycled into new ceiling tiles.
  • New Ceilings - All Armstrong metal ceilings are recyclable and contain up to 30% recycled material. Mineral Ceilings can contain up to 82% recycled

Armstrong Ceilings was the first European mineral tile manufacturer to win Cradle to Cradle® certification for ceiling systems that comprise high recycled content to start. It also helped pioneer ceiling recycling worldwide. Its two schemes – for ceiling off-cuts and for tiles at the end of their life divert increasingly large amounts of waste from landfill every year.

These files are provided by the manufacturer. While Building Products Index takes every care to ensure the information is correct and up to date, we cannot be held liable for any out of date or incorrect information in them. Please check with the supplier before specifying or purchasing products.

Acoustic Guide Active Acoustics
Acoustic ceiling tiles

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Acoustic Guide General
ARMSTRONG CEILINGS Suspended Acoustic Ceiling Tiles Document E Building Regulations

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AlphaCLASS Wall Frames
ARMSTRONG CEILINGS

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Armstrong 2015 A Book of European Projects
Suspended Ceiling Systems, Acoustic Canopies, Panels

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Armstrong A Book 2013.
Ther complete guide to Armstrong Ceilings range of suspended ceilings and ceiling tiles. Armstrongs extensive ranges include acoustic, hygienic and fire resistant ceilings.

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Armstrong Alan Gilbert Manchester Case Study

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Armstrong AXIOM Ceilings Brochure

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Armstrong Ceiling Product Brochure 2014 - 2015
Armstrong Ceilings complete range of fabric, mineral, metal and wooden suspended ceiling tiles, canopies and baffles. The Armstrong ranges include curved ceilings, fire resistant panels, hygienic, acoustic, linear and perforated ceiling systems.

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Armstrong Ceilings for Hotels
Armstrongs Ceiling Tiles and systems for Hotels

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ARMSTRONG CEILINGS TECH ZONE brochure

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Armstrong CLEAN ROOM Grid System
ARMSTRONG CEILINGS Suspended Hygienic Ceiling Tiles

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Armstrong CoolZone - Lightweight Thermal Mass for Classroom Comfort
wall-to-wall ceiling solution

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Armstrong Cradle 2 Cradle Silver Ceiling & Wall systems

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Armstrong Education Brochure
ARMSTRONG CEILINGS Acoustic Tiles

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Armstrong Effects on Metal
Armstrong Ceiling and Walling tiles

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Armstrong Healthcare Ceiling & Wall Systems
Ceiling tiles for hospitals and hygienic environments

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Armstrong Island Ceiling & Walls Brochure
ARMSTRONG CEILINGS free hanging ceiling tiles

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Armstrong Metal Acoustic Baffles

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Armstrong Metal Canopy
Metal Ceiling Concave Canopy

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Armstrong Mezzanine DL 100
Mineral Ceilings

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Armstrong Optima Baffles
high performance acoustic baffles

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Armstrong Optima Canopy Ceilings
Armstrong Ceilings

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Armstrong Overview Ceilings UK

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Armstrong Paddington Station Case Study

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Armstrong S clip F Metal Ceilings System
Square & Rectangular tiles

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Armstrong Transport Leaflet

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Armstrong Ultima + Brochure
whiter brighter ceiling tiles

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Armstrong United Airlines T2 Case Study

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Armstrong Wood Brochure 2015
Armstrong wood ceilings, A range of solid timber and veneer wooden suspended ceiling tiles.

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Armstrong Wood Concealed Ceiling Leaflet

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Armstrong Wood Veneers Chart

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Grid brochure UK
Armstrong Ceilings Suspension Systems

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Mesh Metal Ceiling
Suspended Ceiling Tiles

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Metal Premium OP19
ARMSTRONG CEILINGS TILES Steel suspended ceiling panels

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Metal System Overview
ARMSTRONG CEILINGS Perforated Suspended Ceiling Tiles

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New Environment Brochure
Armstrong Ceilings

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OP Ceilings

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Suspension Ceiling & Wall Catalogue 2013 / 2014

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Suspension systems overview
ARMSTRONG CEILINGS Tiles

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ACOUSTIC BAFFLES Suspended Demountable
ACOUSTIC CEILING PANELS Aluminium .
ACOUSTIC CEILING PANELS Clean Room .
ACOUSTIC CEILING PANELS Curved .
ACOUSTIC CEILING PANELS Free Hanging .
ACOUSTIC CEILING PANELS Glassfibre .
ACOUSTIC CEILING PANELS Gypsum .
ACOUSTIC CEILING PANELS Light Reflective Surface .
ACOUSTIC CEILING PANELS Metal .
ACOUSTIC CEILING PANELS Metal Effect .
ACOUSTIC CEILING PANELS Mineral Wool .
ACOUSTIC CEILING PANELS Perforated Steel .
ACOUSTIC CEILING PANELS Perforated Wood .
ACOUSTIC CEILING PANELS Sound Absorbing Sound Absorbtive .
ACOUSTIC CEILING PANELS Sound Reduction .
ACOUSTIC CEILING PANELS Steel .
ACOUSTIC CEILING PANELS Wood Effect .
ACOUSTIC CEILING PANELS Wood Laminate .
ACOUSTIC CEILING PANELS Wood Veneer .
ACOUSTIC CEILINGS Acoustic Ceiling Systems .
ACOUSTIC CEILINGS Floating Modular Systems .
ACOUSTIC CEILINGS Free-Hanging Units Suspended Canopies Canopy
ACOUSTIC CEILINGS Island Ceilings .
ACOUSTIC CEILINGS Island Ceilings Acoustical Retrofit
ACOUSTIC FIXINGS Sound Transmission Reducing Ceiling Hangers
ACOUSTIC INSULATION Ceiling Pads .
ACOUSTIC PANELS Purpose Made .
ACOUSTIC PANELS Suspended .
ACOUSTIC PANELS Wall Mounted Baffles .
ARCHITECTURAL Claddings .
ARCHITECTURAL Claddings Metal
ARCHITECTURAL Curved Aluminium Sections .
ARCHITECTURAL Curved Steel Sections .
ARCHITECTURAL Metal Mesh .
CEILING Absorbers Acoustic Suspended
CEILING Hangers .
CEILING Module System Technical Elements Combined Included
CEILING Tile Panel Plank Recycling Scheme Offcut Recyling Service
CEILING Tile Panel Plank Recycling Scheme Recycled Service ISO 14021
CEILING PANELS Climate Control Passive Systems
CEILING PANELS Climate Control PCM Phase Change Material Cassettes
CEILING PANELS Curved .
CEILING PANELS Fire Protection .
CEILING PANELS Fire Protection EN 13501-1 Class A1
CEILING PANELS Fire Protection EN 13501-1 Class A2
CEILING PANELS Fire Protection EN 13501-1 Class B
CEILING PANELS Heated and Chilled Systems .
CEILING PANELS Hygienic Anti-Bacterial Anti-Microbial Protection
CEILING PANELS Impact Resistant .
CEILING PANELS Lighting .
CEILING PANELS Linear .
CEILING PANELS Mesh Metal Sheet
CEILING PANELS Power Operated Swing Drop Down
CEILING PANELS RAL Colours Coloured
CEILING PANELS Trapezoidal .
CEILING PANELS Wood Timber Effect .
CEILING PANELS Wood Timber Effect Metal Panels
CEILING PLANKS London Underground (LUL) Section 12 Compliant .
CEILING SUSPENSION Grid Supports .
CEILING SUSPENSION Systems .
CEILING SUSPENSION Systems Clean Room Grid
CEILING SUSPENSION Systems Corrosive Resistant Grid
CEILING SUSPENSION Systems Curved
CEILING SUSPENSION Systems Drywall Grid
CEILING SUSPENSION Systems Longspan
CEILING SUSPENSION Systems Plasterboard Ceilings
CEILING SUSPENSION Systems Steel
CEILING TILES Acoustic .
CEILING TILES Acoustic Moisture Resistant
CEILING TILES Anti-Bacterial Anti-Microbial .
CEILING TILES Calcium Silicate .
CEILING TILES Clean Room .
CEILING TILES Climate Control Passive Systems
CEILING TILES Climate Control PCM Phase Change Material Cassettes
CEILING TILES Coloured Pastel Colours
CEILING TILES Condensation Resistant .
CEILING TILES Corrosion Resistant .
CEILING TILES Curved .
CEILING TILES Demountable .
CEILING TILES Fire Resisting Euroclass A2
CEILING TILES Fissured .
CEILING TILES Flame Resisting BS EN 13964: Class 0
CEILING TILES For Sprinkler Systems Technical Tiles
CEILING TILES Hinged .
CEILING TILES HTM 60 .
CEILING TILES Humidity Resistant .
CEILING TILES Hygienic .
CEILING TILES Impact Resistant .
CEILING TILES Linear .
CEILING TILES Metal .
CEILING TILES Metal Colourcoated
CEILING TILES Metal Hygienic Anti-Bacterial Anti-Microbial Coating
CEILING TILES Metal Mesh
CEILING TILES Metal Perforated
CEILING TILES Metal Plain
CEILING TILES Metal Powder Coated
CEILING TILES Metal Purpose Made
CEILING TILES Metal Wood Effect Finish
CEILING TILES Microperforated .
CEILING TILES Mineral Fibre .
CEILING TILES Mineral Fibre C2C Silver Certification (Cradle to Cradle)
CEILING TILES Mineral Fibre Ceramic Composition Ceramic Bonded
CEILING TILES Mineral Wool .
CEILING TILES Mineral Wool Laminated
CEILING TILES Mineral Wool Foil Faced .
CEILING TILES Moisture Resistant .
CEILING TILES Monolithic Appearance .
CEILING TILES Open Cell .
CEILING TILES Perforated: .
CEILING TILES Perforated: Needlepoint Fine Fissured
CEILING TILES Plain .
CEILING TILES Printed .
CEILING TILES Purpose Made .
CEILING TILES Sound Absorbing .
CEILING TILES Sterile Areas .
CEILING TILES Suspended Ceilings .
CEILING TILES Technical Tiles for Services
CEILING TILES Textured .
CEILING TILES Timber .
CEILING TILES Vinyl Faced .
CEILING TILES Wood Natural Wood Appearance
CEILING TILES Wood Laminate .
CEILING TILES Wood Veneer .
CEILING TILES Wood Veneer FSC Certified
CEILINGS Heated and Chilled Systems .
CEILINGS Heated and Chilled Systems Purpose Made
CLADDINGS INTERNAL Metal .
CLADDINGS INTERNAL Metal Coloured Powder Coated RAL Colours
CLADDINGS INTERNAL Metal Decorative
CLADDINGS INTERNAL Metal Purpose Made
CLEANROOM Ceilings .
CLEANROOM Ceilings ISO 3,4,5,6,7,8
PLANKS Ceiling Fire Resistant .
SUSPENDED CEILING Canopies Acoustic Sound Absorbers
SUSPENDED CEILING Canopies Flat Panel Canopy Ceilings
SUSPENDED CEILING Canopies Free Floating Suspended Canopy Ceilings
SUSPENDED CEILING Canopies Modular Ceiling Clouds
SUSPENDED CEILINGS Acoustic .
SUSPENDED CEILINGS Aluminium .
SUSPENDED CEILINGS Baffle System .
SUSPENDED CEILINGS Cassette Systems .
SUSPENDED CEILINGS Clean Room .
SUSPENDED CEILINGS Climate Control PCM Phase Change Material Cassettes Incorporated
SUSPENDED CEILINGS Concealed Grid .
SUSPENDED CEILINGS Concealed Grid Semi Concealed
SUSPENDED CEILINGS Corrosive Resistant Corrosion Resistance
SUSPENDED CEILINGS Curved Domed
SUSPENDED CEILINGS Demountable .
SUSPENDED CEILINGS Discontinuous Systems .
SUSPENDED CEILINGS Education Establishments .
SUSPENDED CEILINGS Exposed Grid .
SUSPENDED CEILINGS Fire Resistant .
SUSPENDED CEILINGS Food Preparation .
SUSPENDED CEILINGS Hook-On Systems .
SUSPENDED CEILINGS Hospital .
SUSPENDED CEILINGS HTM 60 .
SUSPENDED CEILINGS Hygienic .
SUSPENDED CEILINGS Impact Resistant .
SUSPENDED CEILINGS Insulating .
SUSPENDED CEILINGS Linear .
SUSPENDED CEILINGS Metal .
SUSPENDED CEILINGS Open Cell .
SUSPENDED CEILINGS Operating Theatres Sterile Rooms
SUSPENDED CEILINGS Plasterboard .
SUSPENDED CEILINGS Purpose Made Bespoke
SUSPENDED CEILINGS Semi-External .
SUSPENDED CEILINGS Severe Conditions Chemical Installations
SUSPENDED CEILINGS Severe Conditions Earthquake Resistant
SUSPENDED CEILINGS Severe Conditions Nuclear Installations
SUSPENDED CEILINGS Sound Absorbing .
SUSPENDED CEILINGS Sound Reduction .
SUSPENDED CEILINGS Sports Hall .
SUSPENDED CEILINGS Steel .
SUSPENDED CEILINGS Swimming Pool Humid Environment Conditions
SUSPENDED CEILINGS Vaulted Design .
SUSPENDED CEILINGS Waveform Design Curves Curving Vaulted
SUSPENDED CEILINGS Wood .
SUSPENDED CEILINGS Wood Laminate .
SUSPENDED CEILINGS Wood Veneer .
WALL PANELS INTERNAL Acoustic See Also ACOUSTIC PANELS:
ACADEMY Ceiling Tiles & Planks
ALPHA CLASS Framed Acoustic Panels
AXAL Metal Ceiling Panels
AXIOM Ceiling Panels
AXIOM C Acoustic Canopies
AXIOM CIRCLES Modular Suspended Ceiling Canopy Systems
AXIOM CURVES Modular Suspended Ceiling Canopy Systems
AXIOM KE Modular Suspended Ceiling Canopy Systems
AXIOM KNIFE EDGE Suspended Ceiling Canopies
AXIOM L Modular Suspended Ceiling Canopy Systems
AXIOM TRANSITIONS Ceiling Panels
B-H 300 EASY Ceiling Planks
BANDRASTER Suspended Ceiling System
BIOGUARD Ceiling Panels
BIOGUARD ACOUSTIC Acoustic Ceiling Panels/Tiles
CELLIO Ceiling Tiles & Planks
CERAMAGUARD Ceiling Panels
CHANNELLED Ceiling Panels
CIRRUS Ceiling Tiles & Planks
CLEANROOM Hygienic Ceiling Systems
COLORTONE Coloured Ceiling Tiles Planks
COOLZONE Suspended Ceilings
CORTEGA Ceiling Tiles & Planks
DUNE Ceiling Tiles & Planks
DUNE DB Ceiling Board
DUNE MAX Ceiling Board
DUNE SUPREME Ceiling Board
DUNE VECTOR Ceiling Board
EASY Suspended Ceiling Canopies
EFFECTS ON METAL Metal Ceiling Panels
EXTRA MICROPERFORATED Metal Ceiling Panels
FASTRAK Suspended Ceiling System
FILAMENTS Acoustic Ceiling Panels
FINE-FISSURED Mineral Ceiling Tiles
FORMATIONS Acoustic Canopies
GRAPHIS Ceiling Tiles & Planks
HYDROBOARD Hygienic Ceiling System
INFUSIONS Acoustic Canopies
INFUSIONS Ceiling Panels
INTERLUDE Suspended Ceiling System
LONGSPAN Suspended Ceiling System
MADERA Wood Veneer Ceiling Tile
METALWORKS Ceiling Panels
METALWORKS 3D Metal Ceiling Tiles
METALWORKS CLOUDS Suspended Ceiling Canopies
METALWORKS LINEAR Metal Ceiling Tiles
METALWORKS MESH Metal Ceiling Tiles
METALWORKS RADIAL Metal Ceiling Panels
METALWORKS TEGULAR Metal Ceiling Tiles
METALWORKS TIN Metal Ceiling Panels
METALWORKS VECTOR Metal Ceiling Panels
MEZZANINE Acoustic Ceiling Panels/Tiles
MICROLINE Suspended Ceiling Systems
MICROLOOK Ceiling Panels
MYLAR Ceiling Panels
NEEVA Ceiling Tiles & Planks
NEVADA Ceiling Tiles & Planks
NEWFONE Ceiling Panels
NEWTONE Ceiling Tiles & Planks
OP Acoustic Ceiling Panels
OPTIMA Acoustic Ceiling Baffles
OPTIMA Ceiling Tiles & Planks
OPTIMA Acoustic Canopies
OPTIMAL Acoustic Canopies
ORCAL Metal Ceiling Panels
PARAFON HYGIEN Ceiling Panels
PEAKFORM Suspended Ceiling System
PERLA Ceiling Tiles & Planks
PRELUDE Suspended Ceiling System
PRELUDE SIXTY Suspended Ceiling Systems
PREMIUM B15 Metal Ceiling Tiles
PREMIUM OP19 Metal Ceiling Panels
QUIKSTIX Drywall Framing Systems
S-CLIP F Suspended Ceiling Systems
SAHARA VECTOR Mineral Ceiling Tiles
SEISMIC RX Suspended Ceiling Systems
SEKTOR Ceiling Tiles & Planks
SERPENTINA Curved Suspended Ceiling Systems
SHORTSPAN Drywall Framing Systems
SIERRA Ceiling Tiles & Planks
SILHOUETTE Suspended Ceiling System
SIXTY 2 Suspended Ceiling System
SOUNDSCAPES Acoustic Canopies
STRONGBACK Drywall Framing Systems
SUPERLOCK Suspended Ceiling System
SYNONYMES Ceiling Tiles & Planks
SYSTEM Z Suspended Ceiling System
T-CLIP F Ceiling Planks
TATRA Ceiling Tiles & Planks
TECH ZONE Ceiling Module
TECHZONE Ceiling Panels
TEGULAR Metal Ceiling Tiles
TRULOK Suspended Ceiling System
ULTIMA Acoustic Canopies
ULTIMA Ceiling Tiles
ULTIMA Ceiling Tiles & Planks
VECTOR Ceiling Edge Detail
VISUAL Ceiling Tile
WOODWORKS Acoustic Canopies

Armstrong Ceilings help specifier and client move from traditional to industrial

July 2015

Armstrong Ceilings help specifier and client move from traditional to industrial

Mesh metal ceiling systems from Armstrong have helped the UK's second largest provider of office space and the designer of its first foray into London's Tech City successfully move out of their respective comfort zones.

Some 850m2 of Armstrong's grey and black mesh metal ceiling tiles in Axiom knife-edge canopies were specified for an Avanta Serviced Offices' business centre in Eagle House on City Road in East London by Category A and B designers Amalgam Studios.

The brief to concept designers Create, together with the Design and Build team Amalgam and Paragon, part of Interserve Plc, the international support services and construction group, was to produce an "industrial rustic vintage scheme" to reflect the building's proximity to the iconic Old Street roundabout in Shoreditch and they have met this primarily be exposing all the M&E services and retaining the exposed structure of the existing internal fabric.

Previous users of Armstrong's mineral tiles, they thought an open mesh ceiling would give an industrial feel that would complement that response for the spacious 4.5m high ceilings in the offices and meeting rooms … but it was a departure from the norm for Avanta.

Amalgam director Carole Cobban said: "This approach was totally new for my client. All the M&E services were exposed - metal trays, AC units and pipework - so a metal mesh ceiling fitted in well with this concept. It was a major shift in aesthetics away from their more traditional approach to serviced office environments but they were very, very pleased with the end result.

"The open mesh metal ceiling met the aesthetic requirement of the brief, performance will primarily be measured by the ease with which they will be maintained in the future."

The Avanta business centre occupies the first and part-ground floors of the Art Deco themed commercial element of the redevelopment of the 1930s Eagle House by award-winning urban architects Terry Farrell & Partners which primarily offers more than 200 high-end apartments over 26 floors.

Carole said there were many challenges on the M&E elements of the project.

"We needed to collaborate with the developer while the residential fit-outs were in progress, introduce fresh air into the building by way of VAM units, co-ordinate drainage runs at high level from the flats above, meet requirements for additional power, and fix suspension rods for the mesh ceilings through the existing slab insulation," she said.

Specialist sub-contractor Ideal Installations had a team of eight men on site for almost a year installing the Armstrong Ceilings systems supplied by CCF in East London for main fit-out contractor Paragon.

The 600mm x 600mm mesh metal lay-in board tiles feature an elongated diamond pattern with 62% open area to aid air flow, finished with a durable polyester powder coating and set within the next-generation Axiom knife-edge canopies in matching RAL colours.

Eagle House is set to become one of the area's most recognised landmarks, a 12,000ft2 beacon of Shoreditch's entrepreneurial and small business life.

Within that, Avanta's business centre was designed to reflect its vibrant and fast-moving creative, tech and media community, with exposed brickwork, neon signs, pendant lighting, copper tones and coloured doors … and now Armstrong's mesh metal ceilings.

Armstrong Ceilings prove just the tonic for patients and the environment in Glasgow

July 2015

Armstrong Ceilings prove just the tonic for patients and the environment in Glasgow

The new South Glasgow University Hospital and Royal Hospital for Children, which was officially opened by Her Majesty the Queen on July 3rd and consequently renamed the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, is a benchmark project for many reasons.

One is its size - being the largest hospital building project in Europe to date, and another its design for client NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde by specialist healthcare architects IBI Group (formerly Nightingale Associates) - which is colourful and brave in its use of internal "floating" cantilevered pods, among other elements.

First impressions aside, it is equally ground-breaking in the background, being the largest off-cut recycling project to date by Armstrong Ceilings who diverted more than 10,000m2 or 35 tonnes of mineral ceiling tile off-cuts from landfill.

Main contractor Brookfield Multiplex had worked with Armstrong before to recycle 8,000m2 or 32 tonnes of Bioguard Plain ceiling tile off-cuts at Peterborough City Hospital.

It was also the largest project to date featuring elements from Armstrong Ceilings' service and systems portfolio - not just tiles for acoustic and healthcare purposes but also a variety of suspension and Dry Wall Grid systems with bespoke Axiom perimeter solutions - backed by the company's industry-leading 30-year systems warranty.

Such was the size of the project that it required two members of Armstrong's Green Omega network of specialist sub-contractors especially recognised for their recycling expertise - Roskel Contracts and PFP.

The project was also noteworthy for Roskel Contracts, who installed the first, laboratory phase - 30,000m2 of Armstrong's lifetime-guaranteed Dune Supreme Tegular mineral tiles on a Prelude 24mm grid - becoming the first Green Omega member in Scotland.

Armstrong worked with Roskel Contracts to create 800m2 of exemplar mock-up areas of two sizes (600mm x 600mm and 1200mm x 600mm) of the square-edged Bioguard Acoustic tiles which combine good sound absorption and attenuation to ISO 5 levels with antimicrobial properties.

PFP then had a team of up to 60 men on site for two and a half years, installing 110,000m2 of Armstrong's Bioguard Acoustic mineral tiles and a variety of wall-to-wall suspension and transition systems.

The 140,000m2 of Armstrong wall-to-wall ceiling systems used at the new hospital also include the manufacturer's pre-engineered aluminium perimeter solutions Axiom transitions, profiles and accessories.

In addition, in the cantilevered pods that are the most jaw-dropping element of the project, a 100mm Axiom profile was coupled with a bespoke 225mm Axiom profile and riveted together to create a 325mm bulkhead/upstand at a custom length of 3.6m.

This particular method took just 25% of the installation time compared to traditional plastering methods, prompting PFP to remark that this Armstrong system represented the next generation of building products.

A variety of Armstrong suspension systems were also used on the project including 70,000 linear metres of the Drywall Grid System for use with plasterboard ceilings (including curved DGS around the nurses' stations in the wards), 12,000 linear metres of Axiom plasterboard-to-tile transition trims in corridors leading off a central atrium, 10,000 linear metres of Axiom profiles (which help with ceiling level changes, floating ceiling construction and lighting integration) and 40,000 accessories including connecting brackets, clips and hanging brackets.

Along with the Armstrong Prelude standard and non-corrosive exposed grids which combine exceptional stability with installation ease, all of these systems were installed by PFP a year before tiling to minimise damage to services in the ceiling void.

In keeping with its size, the new hospital on the site of the Southern General Hospital took five years to build. The 170,000m2 combined adult and children's hospitals are expected to treat 750,000 patients, including 110,000 A&E patients, every year. It has one of the biggest emergency departments in Scotland, 30 state-of-the-art operating theatres and a dedicated laboratory block.

The mammoth development is divided into two elements - the larger adult hospital of 1,109 beds in single-room accommodation and the adjoining smaller children's hospital with 256 beds.

The former also comprises two separate sections, the first a three-storey podium housing operating theatres, diagnostic, outpatient, ambulatory care and emergency facilities. The second is an eight-storey tower rising above the podium with a helicopter landing pad on the roof.

The adult building has also been designed with a large atrium housing retail shops, café, restaurant and coffee area on the first floor. Patient rooms overlook landscaped gardens to help promote a sense of well-being.

Home to major specialised services such as renal medicine, transplantation and vascular surgery, the publicly-funded development will give Glasgow one of the most advanced adult acute services hospitals in the UK and is the biggest critical care complex in Scotland.

James Bailey, senior quantity surveyor (construction) for Brookfield Multiplex, said the Armstrong wall-to-wall ceiling systems specified by the architects had met all the required SHTMs (Scottish Health Technical Memorandum), were a "suitable product range for a major hospital" and had been used extensively as a major internal fit-out component throughout both the adult and children's elements.

He also added: "Armstrong's commitment to recycling damaged tiles and off-cuts was a key factor in their selection for this project."

At the new Queen Elizabeth Hospital, the off-cuts from the ceiling tiles supplied by the Glasgow branch of distributor CCF were collected in one-tonne bags supplied by Armstrong. These were then gathered in an on-site holding area by on-site waste management company Skipeez until there were enough (20 bags on pallets) for an Armstrong truck to collect them and transport them back to the factory in Gateshead.

PFP's Gary Mortimer said: "The sheer size and complexity of this project could have made it an extremely challenging one but the recycling element, particularly with Skipeez on board, went very smoothly.

"We had never used such a variety of Armstrong systems before on one project but thanks to the level of support we received from Armstrong's local sales and technical teams and the distributor, we managed to deliver a project we are all very proud of."

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