Bulk Head Ceilings
Jaco contacted us to assist with bulk head ceilings design and installation at his residence in Hartbeespoort.
He wanted bulkheads above his dinning table, in the kitchen and in the living room to accentuate the ceiling slab.
He wanted to create a relaxing and conducive environment with a bulkhead ceiling design which complimented to current fixtures, fittings and furniture.
We had to fix the bulk head ceilings to the existing ceiling slab and then make good the ceiling slab. Cornice was also fitted to the bulkheads to create a more homely feel.
The final design was a rectangular bulk head ceilings with down lights, the drop from the ceiling to the bottom edge 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.
In the kitchen multiple bulk heads was fitted with recessed centers.
A perfect blend of modern and rustic….
The structure of the bulk head 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 bulkhead 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 bulk head ceilings and skimmed to a smooth flawless finish.
Well done to the team!!!
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