Mr Brown contacted us to assist with rectangular bulkhead design and installation at his residence in Midrand as part of his project to completely redo their kitchen.
He already had a clear picture in mind of how he wanted his kitchen to look but asked us to assist with the design to ensure that it is aesthetically suitable for his vision.
He desired to accentuate the kitchen and also have a lighting solution not only impress but also give a atmosphere of sophistication whilst still creating a relaxing and conducive environment with a rectangular bulkhead design.
Mr Brown replaced all the kitchen cupboard and appliances. We had to fix the rectangular bulkhead frame directly to the slab and compensate for a slight deviation in the slab level.
The final design was a rectangular bulkhead with a light trough which also allows for the option to fit pendulum 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.
It looks absolutely amazing and compliments the surrounding areas amazingly. Mr Brown did an amazing job with the combination of fixtures and fittings.
The structure of the rectangular bulkhead 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 rectangular 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 rectangular bulkhead and skimmed to a smooth flawless finish. Mr Brown then applied paint and fitted LED strips lights and pendulum lights. Another project completed with the utmost ease and with a focus on customer satisfaction. Well done to the team!!!
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