Buta contacted us to assist with bulkhead ceilings installation designed by their architect at Dadas Motors in Benoni as part of her project.
They already had a clear picture in mind yet there was several challenges such as core drilling done in the wrong positions ext. We had to use waterproofed ducts build from drywalling boards and galvanized structure due to standard duct sizes not being viable.
They desired to accentuate offices, meeting rooms, the sales floor and various pause are which to give a atmosphere of sophistication whilst still creating a relaxing and conducive environment with a bulkhead ceilings.
We had to fix the bulkhead frame directly to the slab and then make good.
The final design was a variety of rectangular bulkhead ceilings with a light trough and down lights, the drop from the ceiling to the bottom edge of the bulkhead ceilings was carefully planned to fit in with the height and with of the room. Too little or too much of a drop is aesthetically displeasing.
The bulkhead ceilings looks amazing and compliments the surrounding areas amazingly.
The structure of the bulkhead ceilings was created from galvanized main tees and cross tees as per supplier recommendation. Corner sections done with galvanized angle and all secured with wafer tech screws.
It needs to be noted that accuracy when constructing the structure is of utmost importance. If the structure is poorly constructed the end product will be of poor visual quality.
After the structure was completed 9.5mm Gypsum board cladding was used and corners trimmed with corner beads. Care needs to be taken that this done properly as a corner bead fitted a slight bit out of position will have a disastrous effect on the final aesthetic look.
After all of the above was completed two coats of Rhinolite was applied to the bulkhead ceilings and skimmed to a smooth flawless finish.
Well done to the team!!!
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