Ceiling systems

An overview of projects, products and exclusive articles about ceiling systems

Product • By INTEGRA INTERIOR SYSTEMSCeiling Systems - metal, wood & felt

Ceiling Systems - metal, wood & felt

Ceiling systems from Integra provide a modern appearance in office buildings, train stations, hotels, airports and many other public and private buildings. They absorb sound, provide light and create improved living environments based on the design and the materials used. Integra works with architects and consultants to create ceilings that are not only functional and stunningly beautiful, but also fully meet all building requirements.   With over 20 years of experience Integra provides a large range of systems, material choices, options and colours. All our systems are produced in our own factories. This means that we can quickly respond to any requirement and, where necessary, manufacture the systems to measure.    Meta... More

Project • By GKD Metal FabricsCity Halls


The multi-purpose event hall designed by Patzner Architekten needed a sound-absorbing acoustic ceiling option that aesthetically melded into their vision. They turned to GKD to create a ceiling system from CMP ALU 6010 weave that then clamps onto the existing ceiling wall. More

Project • By Knauf AMFOffices

Sea Containers on the South Bank

Global advertising and marketing agencies, Ogilvy & Mather UK and MEC, have moved their creative businesses to the iconic Sea Containers on the South Bank. Collaborative working is at the heart of this ambitious project. BDG Architecture + design in partnership with Matheson Whiteley have created a dynamic workplace that is designed to drive integration and innovation. They achieved this by placing the office spaces in the lower parts of the building and reserved the upper floors for open areas where staff and clients can meet overlooking world-renowned views across the Thames. Moving to Sea Containers has helped bring Ogilvy & Mather into the cultural and creative heart of London. A large-scale 200-person amphitheatre plays a prominent... More

Project • By Knauf AMFHotels

Mercure Hotel Tours Sud

The European market leader for complete system solutions of modular ceilings becomes famous in the French hotel sector. By means of fleece laminated mineral wool tiles of the product brand AMF TOPIQ®, Knauf AMF ensures an enormous noise reduction and a fascinating design. In September 2016, Hotel Mercure Tours Sud, a brand of the French hotel group ACCOR, contacted Knauf AMF in order to reduce the noise in its restaurant. During the renovation of the common rooms in the first half of 2016, hotel manager Ludovic Raynaud noticed the poor room acoustics in the restaurant of the hotel. A fact, which turned out to be a disadvantage for the wellbeing of the guests and employees. In response to this problem, the specialist for innovati... More

Project • By Hunter Douglas ArchitecturalOffices

Leaseplan Branch Office

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Project • By Knauf AMFSports Centres

Oldham Leisure Centre

Oldham Leisure Centre’s cutting-edge facilities are built to the high standard demanded to attract major sporting competitions to the town, helping to put Oldham on the national sporting map. Heradesign wall panels from Knauf AMF have played their part in ensuring the success of the project by providing the highest acoustic and durability specifications required for the centre’s eight-court sports hall. Heradesign’s unique textured surface helps make the hall visually appealing and enhances the contemporary interior. Umesh Mistry of GT Architects specified Heradesign having visited Knauf AMF’s state-of-the-art manufacturing plant in Grafenau, Germany. Umesh was very impressed by the versatility of the product and quickly realised tha... More

Project • By Knauf AMFSecondary Schools

Calthorpe Park School

Calthorpe Park is a popular secondary school in Fleet. To accommodate increasing numbers, Hampshire Local Authority commissioned an ambitious building programme to expand the school’s capacity to 1450 pupils. This contemporary development includes a new 14 classroom block, library, reception area, technology and art rooms, dining area and a multi-use hall. Knauf AMF ceiling and wall solutions were chosen to provide outstanding acoustic control and enable the school to reduce its energy consumption. The new buildings are designed to conserve energy and emit less CO2. Concrete soffits are fitted within the school to reduce the cooling and heating demands, making these spaces more energy efficient. Thermatex Alpha vertical baffles are fixed... More

Project • By Knauf AMFHospitals

Weir & McClafferty Dental Care

Gourock Municipal Building is the town’s Grade C listed landmark building which sits in a prominent position on the banks of the River Clyde. Richard Robb Architects were part of an ambitious renovation project for the building, which is now home to Weir & McClafferty Dental Care. Knauf AMF ceilings were installed throughout to provide a clean, minimalist aesthetic for a professional working environment that meets stringent hygiene criteria. Architect Richard Robb explained the reasons for choosing Knauf AMF: “We required a ceiling system that provided a clean, simple appearance and allowed us to rationalise level changes with the existing plaster ceilings. Knauf AMF provided us with an effective solution and we would definitely cons... More

Project • By Knauf AMFUniversities

University of Sunderland

The University of Sunderland has been transforming its City Campus through a series of landmark building projects. The University has close links with industry, and is internationally recognised for its strong track record in pharmacy, pharmaceutical sciences, biomedical sciences and environmental sciences. Building on this position, the University has invested £8.5 million to remodel its Sciences Complex to provide some of the most modern, well-equipped facilities in the UK. Delivered by main contractor Clugston Construction, phase one of the Complex was opened by renowned Professor of Science Lord Robert Winston. Since then, dated offices and science areas have been transformed into integrated, multi-disciplinary teaching laborator... More

Project • By Knauf AMFMilitary buildings

Beacon Barracks in Stafford

Heradesign ceiling rafts were specified by HLM Architects for the new Junior Ranks Mess building at Beacon Barracks in Stafford. The architects were attracted to Heradesign because they wanted “a ceiling solution that would perform acoustically and enhance the modern, high quality design.” The Junior Ranks building is part of a £150 million pound redevelopment to turn Beacon Barracks into a vital hub for the UK’s armed forces. This large, multi-purpose project houses catering, retail, leisure and sports facilities, and medical services to provide service personnel with necessary amenities on site. The Mess is a light, open space with moveable walls, exposed roof apex and double height spaces in many areas. David Greig, of HLM Architec... More

Project • By Knauf AMFSports Centres

Waltham Forest Feel Good Centre

Knauf AMF specialist acoustic ceiling solutions are installed throughout one of the largest leisure complexes in London, Waltham Forest Feel Good Centre. The flagship leisure centre is part of the council’s ambitious multi-million-pound sports venue investment programme and is the borough’s premier sport, health and fitness facility. The 8,000m² Centre’s two-storey building had to meet stringent acoustic criteria set out by Sport England as Jason Griffiths at Space&Place architects explained: “Rooms within the centre needed to comply with strict reverberation and sound absorption levels. Knauf AMF worked closely with us to ensure we achieved the correct specification for each area.” Space&Place and Knauf AMF had worked together succ... More

Project • By Knauf AMFSports Centres

Holly Hill Leisure Center

100m men’s breaststroke Olympic Gold medallist, Adam Peaty, opened the £9m Holly Hill Leisure Centre to the huge excitement of Fareham residents who had successfully campaigned for a new community pool in the area. Holly Hill has a 25m swimming pool, learner pool, gymnasium, exercise rooms and dance studio. Knauf AMF provided acoustic solutions to help create a facility fit for future Olympic athletes. Swimming pools are often very noisy places. The sound reverberates off the hard surfaces back into the humid air. High humidity amplifies sound making the noise level seem even higher. Philip Lyons at Space & Place architects specified Heradesign wall absorbers for the swimming pool hall to reduce and manage the noise level, creating a co... More

Project • By Knauf AMFRestaurants

Americana Group Dubai

Americana Group is the largest operator of globally recognised quick service dining chains in the world. Heradesign Superfine ceiling systems were chosen recently for two of its most famous brands: Kentucky Fried Chicken in Jumeirah Beach and Pizza Hut in Al-Ghurair. Knauf AMF ceilings are to be fitted in all new restaurants for Americana Group and their YUM brands franchisees in Dubai. Americana Design Manager, Dinesh Talitaya, explains why Heradesign was chosen: “Noise can be a problem for restaurant diners. We wanted to create a more relaxed environment for our customers. Acoustic control was key to the success of the design which is why we chose Heradesign. We were also attracted to the textured surface of Heradesign, it adds a natura... More

Project • By MapeiMuseums

Imperial War Museums

A Mapei system of flooring products has been specified as part of a major redevelopment at IWM London. Part of the Imperial War Museums, the historic museum has been transformed to mark the centenary of the First World War; the design– created by architects Foster + Partners - improves access, circulation, as well as creating new vistas to the park outside. Mapei’s high performance cementitious flooring system, Ultratop, was chosen to complement the exhibits and provide a low maintenance floor coupled with resistance to heavy pedestrian traffic. All works were co-ordinated by IWM’s Construction Managers, Lend Lease, and Mapei systems were installed by Polished Concrete Designs for ITC Concepts Ltd. The transformed IWM London includes new... More

Project • By Armstrong Ceiling SolutionsOffices

Wirral Waters, Tower Wharf

Ceiling and wall systems by Armstrong have provided form AND function for an award-winning Grade A office building at the heart of one of the largest regeneration projects in the UK. Armstrong’s R-H 200 standard perforated metal hook-on planks with acoustic inlay within a concealed grid, were specified by regular Armstrong users Falconer Chester Hall Architects for the feature ceiling of the atrium of the Kingsgate building at Birkenhead in Wirral Waters which was built at a cost of £11.4 million. They are complemented by Armstrong’s W-H 1000 standard perforated metal wall system on the four-storey walls, hooked on in a vertical brickwork pattern to match the ceiling. Both of these systems were supplied by Armstrong in bespoke sizes t... More