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 and Timber 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

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

Published [16/08/11]File size [1632 KB]

AlphaCLASS Wall Frames
ARMSTRONG CEILINGS

Published [16/08/11]File size [855 KB]

Armstong BD Floating Ceilings Brochure 2015
ARMSTRONG CEILINGS Floating ceilings,Canopies and Baffles

Published [03/02/16]File size [5373 KB]

Armstrong 2016 A Book of European Projects
Suspended Ceiling Systems, Acoustic Canopies, Panels

Published [17/05/16]File size [8300 KB]

Armstrong Alan Gilbert Manchester Case Study

Published [21/04/15]File size [1834 KB]

Armstrong AXIOM Ceilings Brochure

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Armstrong B-H 300 System Linear Grid
Metal ceiling systems

Published [04/01/16]File size [1207 KB]

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

Published [24/10/13]File size [502 KB]

Armstrong D-H 700 System Floating Ceilings
Metal ceiling systems

Published [04/01/16]File size [907 KB]

Armstrong Drywall Grid Systems
DGS FLAT, CURVED & SHORTSPAN DRYWALL GRID SYSTEMS TECHNICAL GUIDE

Published [31/03/16]File size [12300 KB]

Armstrong Education Brochure
ARMSTRONG CEILINGS Acoustic Tiles

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Armstrong Effects on Metal
Armstrong Ceiling and Walling tiles

Published [02/07/14]File size [315 KB]

Armstrong F-Clip Access System Corridor Ceilings
Metal ceiling systems

Published [04/01/16]File size [1373 KB]

Armstrong F-H 600 System Corridor Ceiling
Metal ceiling systems

Published [04/01/16]File size [1260 KB]

Armstrong Green Energy Efficient Building Brochure
ceiling and wall energy efficient

Published [17/05/16]File size [2006 KB]

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

Published [27/04/15]File size [1470 KB]

Armstrong K-H 400 System Tartan Grid Ceiling
Metal ceiling systems

Published [04/01/16]File size [1200 KB]

Armstrong Metal Acoustic Baffles

Published [08/05/14]File size [1080 KB]

Armstrong Metal Canopy
Metal Ceiling Concave Canopy

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Armstrong Metal Ceilings
ARMSTRONG CEILINGS Perforated Suspended Ceiling Tiles

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Armstrong Mezzanine DL 100
Mineral Ceilings

Published [06/01/14]File size [232 KB]

Armstrong Optima Baffles Curves
high performance acoustic baffles

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Armstrong Optima Canopy
armstrong ceilings

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Armstrong Overview Ceilings UK

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Armstrong Paddington Station Case Study

Published [21/04/15]File size [1591 KB]

Armstrong Perla Range
acoustical performance

Published [11/09/15]File size [2244 KB]

Armstrong Q-Clip System Square tiles
Metal ceiling systems

Published [04/01/16]File size [1590 KB]

Armstrong R-H 200 System Rectangular Panels/Planks
Metal ceiling systems

Published [04/01/16]File size [1799 KB]

Armstrong S clip F Metal Ceilings System
Square & Rectangular tiles

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Armstrong Suspension Ceiling Systems 2016
SUSPENSION CEILINGS SYSTEMS 2016

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Armstrong Suspension Ceilings & Wall Systems
Suspension systems overview

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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 V-P 500 System Vertical Baffles
Metal ceiling systems

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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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Mesh Metal Ceiling
Suspended Ceiling Tiles

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Metal Premium OP19
ARMSTRONG CEILINGS TILES Steel suspended ceiling panels

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OP Ceilings

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Suspension Ceiling & Wall Catalogue 2013 / 2014

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ACOUSTIC BAFFLES Suspended Demountable
ACOUSTIC CEILING PANELS Aluminium .
ACOUSTIC CEILING PANELS Cleanroom .
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 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 Cleanroom 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 Cleanroom .
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 Antibacterial Antimicrobial 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 .See Also ACOUSTIC CEILINGS:
SUSPENDED CEILINGS Aluminium .
SUSPENDED CEILINGS Baffle Systems .
SUSPENDED CEILINGS Baffle Systems Vertical Baffles
SUSPENDED CEILINGS Cassette Systems .
SUSPENDED CEILINGS Cleanrooms .
SUSPENDED CEILINGS Climate Control PCM Phase Change Material Cassettes Incorporated
SUSPENDED CEILINGS Clip-In Systems .
SUSPENDED CEILINGS Concealed Grid .
SUSPENDED CEILINGS Concealed Grid Semi Concealed
SUSPENDED CEILINGS Corridor Systems .
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 Lay-In Panel Systems .
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
CLEAN ROOM Hygienic Ceiling Systems
CLEANROOM Hygienic Ceiling Systems
COLORTONE Coloured Ceiling Tiles Planks
COOLZONE Suspended Ceilings
CORTEGA Ceiling Tiles & Planks
D-CLIP Modular Suspended Ceiling Canopy Systems
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
F-CLIP Access System Corridor Ceilings
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
METAL Acoustic Ceiling Baffles
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
Q-CLIP Acoustic Metal Ceilings
QUIKSTIX Drywall Framing Systems
S-CLIP Acoustic Metal Ceilings
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 launches an even sounder offer to acoustics

May 2016

Armstrong launches an even sounder offer to acoustics

Armstrong Ceilings has launched Perla OP dB - a tile combining two criteria of acoustic performance.

A premium ceiling tile which takes acoustic performance to new heights has been launched by Armstrong.

The new Perla OP dB 40mm mineral tile combines the high sound absorption of Armstrong's OP range with the high sound attenuation of its dB range for ultimate acoustic flexibility.

Its launch is designed to help specifiers particularly in the education sector to reduce the amount of sound transferred from traffic routes to learning areas and also to reduce the noise of rain on lightweight roof constructions, an issue also encountered in the office sector. In this area, using the Perla OP dB tile shows a 20dB improvement compared to roof-only construction

It is therefore recommended for use in open-plan and closed-plan spaces where acoustics cannot be compromised, and in particular for spaces such as music rooms, corridors and classrooms, and individual offices and meeting rooms next to open spaces.

Performing to sound absorption Class A (aw = 0.90), sound attenuation Dnfw 40 dB and sound reduction (single-pass) Rw 20 dB, the Perla OP dB tile can be mixed with Perla, Perla OP 0.95, Perla OP 1.00 and Perla dB tiles to solve specific acoustic requirements while maintaining the same visual.

Comprising 36% recycled content and fully recyclable, it is available as Perla OP dB board in 600mm x 600mm and 1200mm x 600mm, Tegular 600mm x 600mm and MicroLook 90 600mm x 600mm.

In addition, the stylish, contemporary Perla OP dB tile provides high light reflectance of 85%, reducing the number of artificial lighting units required, as well as ultra-low VOC emissions for excellent indoor air quality, ISO 5 cleanroom classification and humidity resistance to 95%.

Also featuring the new MicroLook 90 edge detail for improved durability, fit and visual, it is available with a 30-year system warranty when installed with Armstrong suspension systems.

The Perla OP dB board tile is available as a BIM file from the National BIM library.

For more information on the new Perla OP dB tile please call technical sales on 0800 371849, email sales-support@armstrong.com or visit the website at www.armstrongceilings.co.uk.

Armstrong Ceilings sets another recycling record

April 2016

Armstrong Ceilings sets another recycling record

Green Omega recycling installers help Armstrong Ceilings to record heights.

A rapidly expanding network of Green Omegas (specialist sub-contractors with equally specialist recycling expertise) has helped Armstrong Ceilings break its recycling records for the second year running.

The manufacturer recycled a total of 142,000m2 last year during which time nine members of Armstrong’s 136-strong Omega network of approved installers proved their recycling expertise to such an extent that they qualified as Green Omegas.

That 142,000m2 equates to 495 tonnes or more than 528 skips which would have cost contractors almost £100,000 in landfill tax.

All of the returned material has been or will be used in the manufacture of new mineral ceiling tiles, saving the company (which does not charge for the service) more than £28,000 in virgin materials.

And not only is the scheme saving contractors money, the Green Omega accreditation is also making them more money.

Installers PFP, based in Edinburgh, have been in business since 1997 and an Armstrong Omega since the millennium while CAP Ceilings and Partitions, based in Exeter, have been in business since 2002 and an Omega since then.

PFP managing director Boyd Sinclair said of the Omega scheme: “The benefits of becoming an Omega installer were the closer working relationship with Armstrong, PFP being recommended to clients by Armstrong for projects, and receipt of project leads from Armstrong.

“We can project ourselves better as a reputable installer of Armstrong products which is of particular benefit when we are competing against labour only sub-contractors as we do come across a number of main contractors trying to weigh up the choice between buying materials direct and using labour-only sub-contractors (self-employed operatives) versus ourselves to procure and install the materials.

“Most labour-only sub-contractors would not be Armstrong Omega certified and so if we can demonstrate to the main contractor that we are a certified installer and a Green one at that this makes a difference. It makes a difference too against those of our competitors who are non-Omegas. It just gives us a bit of an edge against the competition (albeit some main contractors are only looking for the cheapest price).”

The £12 million turnover company became a Green Omega last year on completion of their biggest Armstrong project to date – the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow – where 10,000m2 or 35 tonnes of mineral ceiling tile off-cuts were recycled over the two years for main contractor Brookfield Multiplex.

Gary Mortimer, project surveyor for PFP, said then: “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.”

CAP, who had recycled plasterboard walls before, also became a Green Omega last year after recycling 7,000m2 of old tiles and new tile off-cuts from an office block in Bristol for main contractor Midas.

Director Gary Rice said of that: “It was a very tight, congested site so the logistics were challenging.”

Of the Green Omega scheme, PFP’s Boyd Sinclair said: “It is definitely worthwhile getting involved. It provides us as a sub-contractor with a very easy route to recycling our off-cuts. It also allows us to add another element to our recycling strategy as we also currently recycle our plasterboard waste on a number of projects.

“Armstrong are streaks ahead of the competition when it comes to their commitment to recycling mineral ceilings within the industry. They have ensured that their distribution partners (our suppliers) are fully on board with the scheme and this allows us to work as a team to ensure waste is diverted from landfill.

“As more and more main contractors are becoming increasingly environmentally conscious working with Armstrong allows us to present this as a selling point to the client which places Armstrong’s products ahead of the competition and gives us an edge over the competition. At this stage it isn’t easy to quantify the benefits, especially not in terms of turnover, but it is definitely a strong advantage and selling point for everyone involved in the scheme.”

Gary Rice added: “The benefits of being an Omega member are the recognition, being a recommended installer of the market leader. The support from Armstrong has certainly helped us to grow the business from ground zero to £8 million.”

And of being a Green Omega, he said: “We are very conscious of our environmental impact so it helps us with that and it helps that we can demonstrate that to our clients. We are looked upon more favorably by clients because we have the recycling system in place.

“It’s a no brainer as there are no cost implications but it helps us with cost reduction to a certain point in that we can monitor our waste more and also know that hopefully when the tiles go back in it helps to bring down the cost of new tiles.”

Of the future for ceiling recycling, PFP’s Boyd Sinclair said: “The momentum needs to be kept up although with the size of Armstrong as a global player and their commitment to drive this through as a USP for their business this should not be a problem.

“The challenge, which is also an opportunity, is to get more sites taking advantage of the scheme as some main contractors are more conscientious than others. It really comes down to Armstrong and the Green Omegas spreading the word. Commonly when it works on one site that site team/company take the system/process forward to the next one and before long it is the norm or is incorporated into the way they run their sites. So with time it should become common practice.”

CAP’s Gary Rice added: “It is making main contractors aware that this is available to them and that we are able to help with that. I think Armstrong have done a good job of covering it off - they are even taking other manufacturer’s ceiling tiles back now. As for the future, perhaps recycling of the grid systems should be next on the agenda and more ways of using off-cuts actually on site, perhaps for additional acoustic flanking.”

The other Armstrong Omegas to become Green Omegas last year are Dancor, DV McColl, East Midlands Ceilings, Eastledge, ISEC, Oatley Ceilings and Richard Kemble.


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