Armstrong Ceilings

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Project Description

Armstrong has the ultimate pedigree in ceiling systems – more than 150 years’ expertise in delivering solutions for building interiors.

Thought they were just about mineral tiles or tiles just for ceilings? Think again. Mineral tiles are now complemented by a vast range of materials and designs ranging from metal, wood and fabric to continuous ceilings, canopies, islands, baffles and even wall panels to optimise acoustics – a field in which Armstrong has carried out pioneering work.

Their 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.

Armstrong was also the first European mineral tile manufacturer to win Cradle to Cradle® certification for ceiling systems that comprise high recycled content. Armstrong also helped pioneer ceiling recycling worldwide. Their 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.

For more information, the Armstrong Ceilings app is available from both the Apple store and the Google Play store, via www.armstrong.com/CeilingDownloads-Apple or www.armstrong.com/CeilingDownloads-Android.

Products

Baffle Ceilings

To meet the growing demand for noise reduction solutions that do not compromise the aesthetics of contemporary public areas, Armstrong Ceilings has added baffles to its already peerless portfolio.

Armstrong mineral Optima Baffles Curves feature all the benefits of the traditional rectangular ones but with the added twist of a unique waveform edge which allows designers to create a fresh aesthetic without compromising acoustic performance.

Armstrong’s original range of mineral and metal rectangular baffles was very well received by architects and specifiers and the new curved mineral range retains the mineral baffles’ signature feature of pre-fitted and re-positionable spiral anchors for easy alignment and installation, saving sub-contractors time on site.

Especially suitable for large open spaces with contemporary exposed soffits such as transport hubs, schools and offices, the new curved baffles are ready to fix from a standard suspension grid or direct from the soffit to give easy plenum access, arrayed or staggered for an even more exciting dynamic.

Available in two sizes and painted white on all edges for high light reflectance of 87%, the new curved baffles provide sound absorption on all surfaces, either as a “planar” absorber when installed as a linear array, or as a “discreet” absorber when installed as separate decorative elements. Manufactured from 80% recycled content and 90% resistant to humidity, they bring a peerless aesthetic to any large open areas where normal suspended grid fixing is not possible, being particularly ideal for low-energy buildings using high thermal mass construction techniques, naturally lit areas with skylights, or higher-profile areas where a distinctive but economical acoustic solution is required.

Armstrong’s new Optima Baffles Curves are also available in any RAL colour and in bespoke sizes and shapes for refurbishment as well as new-build projects and are supported by CAD drawings available from www.armstrong-ceilings.co.uk

CoolZone Ceilings

CoolZone – energy-saving ceiling tiles incorporating phase change material, designed to absorb heat and minimise overheating in buildings. Saves Carbon – Saves Cost – Improves Comfort.

CoolZone incorporates BASF Micronal phase change material (PCM) into Armstrong’s plain metal ceiling tiles. The phase change material encased in the cassette stores and releases large amounts of energy, reducing cooling costs and maintaining a comfortable temperature in which to work, live, learn and play.

The plain metal ceiling cassettes are incorporating phase change material.

Available in 600 x 600 mm modules with Tegular 8/16 or MicroLook 8/16 edge details. A solution for your future energy ambitions, tailored for each building: classrooms; offices and meeting rooms; retail; lightweight buildings; new and existing buildings.

CoolZone for Schools – Lightweight thermal mass ceiling for classroom comfort meeting the new Priority Schools Building Programme Output Specification to reduce the risk of overheating.

Island Ceilings

Guidance on how to balance clever and innovative design with the need for good performance is contained in a new brochure on island or canopy ceilings from leading UK building interior solutions provider Armstrong Ceilings.

The 52-page guide details how, in developing its range of mineral, wood and metal island ceilings which provide modern monolithic designs, Armstrong has taken inspiration from the challenges generated by current trends.

These include the need for flexible work spaces (with canopies easy to relocate), acoustic comfort (with high levels of sound absorption from both the front and the reverse surfaces), visual comfort (with high light reflectance for bright, energy efficient interiors), contemporary solutions compatible with thermal mass constructions, in large open plan areas and where exposed concrete soffits are used to provide free cooling, all while keeping simplicity and functionality a priority.

The brochure is a stunning example of how Armstrong has evolved from its origins in standard mineral ceiling tiles to an Architectural Specialties approach where multi-material solutions combine with specialist design and technical service delivery to provide an invaluable aid for designers to engineer creative and technical designs into inspirational spaces.

Products featured include Axiom C canopies as used at Harton Technology College, customised Axiom canopies with wood tiles at Clongowes Wood College in Ireland, printed Optima canopies at PizzaExpress in Richmond, London, and Optima ceiling and wall canopies at the Bishopsgate Institute in London.

A major feature of the guide is information on Armstrong’s enhanced capabilities in the areas of new products such as wood canopies, Optima shapes and modular circle Axiom canopies as well as new design capabilities such as metal wave modules, fabric and stretch ceilings.

But it also details Armstrong’s playing field and environmental commitment in the office, retail, transport and education sectors, and the individual performance characteristics of the individual canopies and modular systems.

Information is also given on how each Armstrong island project begins with an in-depth, one-on-one consultation with the specifier or main contractor and how technical support and product recommendations are made once the company understands the design, functionality and performance requirements of the space.

Some of these, such as maximising natural daylight, minimising noise pollution, optimising the thermal environment and recycling are also elements of Armstrong’s environmental commitment.

Working to the design brief, Armstrong’s service team creates CAD drawings bespoke to the project which detail aspects such as ceiling layout, views and perspectives. These details are then used to engineer a production schedule, along with any specific installation instructions that may be required at this early stage.

A tailored logistics plan is devised for the specialist contractor to maximise the benefits of JIT (Just-In-Time) implementation, and if they need Armstrong on site for additional guidance, site visits are organised. Armstrong continues to provide solutions if after completion, the project needs adapting or expanding.

The new brochure is available to download from http://www.armstrong.co.uk/commclgeu/eu1/uk/gb/literature_download.asp

* Atelier is the French word for “workshop” and in English is used principally for the workshop of an artist in the fine or decorative arts – Wikipedia.

Metal Ceilings

Guidance on how to balance clever and innovative design with the need for good performance is contained in a new brochure on island or canopy ceilings from leading UK building interior solutions provider Armstrong Ceilings.

The 60-page guide details Armstrong’s capabilities, playing field and environmental commitment as well as the ceiling and wall solutions available for the office, retail, transport, health and education sectors and the individual performance characteristics of the tiles, canopies, island ceilings and grids.

It explains how each Armstrong project begins with an in-depth, one-on-one consultation with the specifier or main contractor and how technical support and product recommendations are made once the company understands the design, functionality and performance requirements of the space.

This can encompass elements such as lighting, acoustics, integrated services such as air conditioning and speakers, fire resistance, demountability and washability. Some of these, such as maximising natural daylight, minimising noise pollution, optimising the thermal environment and recycling the metal tiles, are also elements of Armstrong’s environmental commitment.

As well as Armstrong’s Bioguard anti-microbial tiles for healthcare environments, products include square and rectangular tiles.

Among products, we mention the Axal Vector system used in Gatwick airport’s south terminal, rectangular panels or planks, linear or tartan grids as used at the International Book Club in Madrid, vertical baffles as used at the Autodromo in Monza, Italy, open cells, island or canopy ceilings, and wall cladding at Dubai International Airport.

Working to the design brief, Armstrong’s service team creates CAD drawings bespoke to the project which detail aspects such as ceiling layout, views and perspectives. These details are then used to engineer a production schedule, along with any specific installation instructions that may be required at this early stage.

A tailored logistics plan is devised for the specialist contractor to maximise the benefits of JIT (Just-In-Time) implementation, and if they need Armstrong on site for additional guidance, site visits are organised. Armstrong continues to provide solutions if after completion, the project needs adapting or expanding.

The new brochure is available to download from http://www.armstrong.co.uk/commclgeu/eu1/uk/gb/literature_download.asp

Mineral Ceilings

Guidance on how to balance clever and innovative design with the need for good performance is contained in a new brochure on island or canopy ceilings from leading UK building interior solutions provider Armstrong Ceilings.

The range of mineral tiles and planks is available in a variety of textures and colours while there are several canopy options to choose from, not to mention specific solutions for particularly onerous healthcare, humid and corrosive environments.

Within the mineral range accredited to Cradle to Cradle status is Perla OP 0.95, the WORLD’S first mineral ceiling tile to win the ultimate green status, and Ultima+, the WORLD’S first tile range to win it, but even without that accreditation Armstrong’s mineral tiles comprise up to 77% recycled content.

They are also highly light reflective, up to 87%, thereby helping to reduce a building’s reliance on artificial lighting.

They are rated up to A for VOCs, so environmentally friendly in more ways than one.

Resistant to fire and humidity (up to 100%), they are also highly scratch resistant so ideal for ceilings where the panels need regular removal to access services. But most importantly, they are acoustically intelligent, helping specifiers to maintain design consistency no matter the differing acoustic requirements of a building. This is via three densities which offer up to 1.00a­W of sound absorption (OP range) and up to 43 dB of sound attenuation (the dB range) while the standard range provides both sound absorption and attenuation to improve the balance of sound in any given space.

Tech Zone

Guidance on how to balance clever and innovative design with the need for good performance is contained in a new brochure on island or canopy ceilings from leading UK building interior solutions provider Armstrong Ceilings.

Developed by Armstrong, TECH ZONE is a partnership with industry leaders in lighting fixtures, loudspeakers, air diffusers, chilled beams and sprinkler systems. TECH ZONE provides customised ceiling solutions using standard ceiling and technical elements:

Create a customised, homogeneous ceiling to design, organise and integrate different service elements.

Minimal grid visibility provides a clean and sophisticated ceiling finish.

A large variety of ceiling tile materials and modules are available to meet the design and acoustic demands of any space.

Flexibility to re-configure room layouts and service element positions without moving ceiling panels.

Armstrong® TECH ZONE design flexibility allows the possibility to integrate continuous technical fixtures, for a clean visual. Armstrong® TECH ZONE can also be integrated into an Axiom Canopy, offering design solutions for Thermal Mass.

Wood Ceilings

The Armstrong Wood range of statement tiles and systems are designed to combine a natural and luxurious look and feel with high-performance building linings.

Wood styles are available in veneer, where real wood gives a particularly prestigious, high-class solution; laminate, for a durable and more affordable option, and even wood-effect lightweight metal which combines the aesthetics of natural wood with lighter weight and the ability to be installed in areas with higher humidity. All the real wood systems are manufactured from the highest-quality MDF derived from natural woods specially selected to contain no allergic ingredients. All surface finishes are protected for long life using solvent-free lacquers.

As well as meeting aesthetic requirements, the wood systems also perform acoustically, the perforation options in the veneer range, which are available in circular or grooved holes, backed by an acoustic fleece, achieving up to 0.70 aW.

The following wood exposed and concealed wood systems are available: three exposed grids for tiles and planks – a universal 24mm board system, a 15mm MicroLook grid and a Vector grid with a minimal 6mm reveal to give a sleek, monolithic look.

In addition, there is a concealed system using hook-on panels on a standard grid to help specifiers achieve multiple layout combinations with standard products.

All systems enable ease of installation as well as safe and secure accessibility to the plenum for electrical and HVAC maintenance in interiors such as board rooms, lounge areas, atriums, hotel lobbies, offices and libraries.

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