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Suspended ceilings for commercial units

Ceiling & lighting

Shopfitters London carries out installations of suspended ceilings. We offer a free visit from our measurer to determine the required amount of materials and provide you with an accurate quote.

Suspended ceilings are widely used in:

  • shopping centres;
  • office buildings;
  • retail shops;
  • residential premises.

The main advantages of suspended ceilings are practicality, functionality, aesthetics, reliability, high installation speed.

Shopfitters London offers the following options:

  • Slatted ceiling;
  • Cassette ceilings;
  • Plasterboard ceilings;
  • Armstrong ceilings;
  • Glass & Mirror ceilings.

Our Shopfitters install all types of suspended ceilings. The choice is up to you. In all cases, Shopfitters London guarantees accuracy and attention to detail.

Installation of different types of ceilings

False ceilings are classified according to the type of construction and materials used during installation. Each type has its own characteristics and distinctive features. Often, professional builders recommend after inspection a particular solution in the field of suspended ceilings.

Installation of Slatted ceilings.

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For the installation of a suspended slatted ceiling, our specialists take accurate measurements. Then, our fitters do mark-up on which a metal structure is then installed. If the mark-up is inaccurate, the ceiling will not get an aesthetic appearance. This primarily applies to large spaces with uneven walls.

London Shopfitters take responsibility for the quality of works.

Installation of plasterboard suspended ceilings.

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Installation of a false ceiling made of drywall, in our opinion, is the most universal and aesthetic option of all. This type of decorative ceiling our fitters install for our customers most often.

Installation of Armstrong ceilings.

Installation of Armstrong ceilings

Installation of “Armstrong” suspended ceiling in London. Most often it is used in commercial premises or public administration buildings, because Armstrong has a simple traditional look, and attractive price per square meter, which makes many people opt for this option. Installation of Armstrong suspended ceilings is carried out using equipment that allows us to perform work much faster. Such ceiling systems have an aesthetic design and last a long time.

Installation of “Grilyato” ceilings.

Installation of Grilyato ceilings

Currently considered as an original and modern solution for the decoration of ceilings. The name of this suspended ceiling comes from the Italian word “grigliato” – lattice. It is the lattice that compose cells from aluminium or another form of metal. Prior to installation of this type of suspended ceiling, you can choose the mesh size: from 40×40 to 200×200 mm. depending on your preference.

Using “Grilyato”, in retail premises, you can optimally place the lamps: hang or install in the ceiling space, thereby achieving the desired effect.

Installation of cassette ceilings.

Installation of cassette ceilings

The installation of an open cassette ceiling is similar to the installation of Armstrong ceilings. The installation of cassette ceilings with a hidden spotlight system is carried out so that each subsequent cassette is mounted close to the previous one, while the spotlight is completely closed and becomes invisible.

Installation of glass and mirror ceilings.

Installation of glass and mirror ceilings​​​​​​​

Glass suspended ceilings. Fixing tiles on a metal profile or wooden battens. If you plan to mount the backlight, then the installation should be done differently with “Armstrong” cassette ceiling type. The mounting frame assembled from rails, auxiliary and corner profiles (aluminium or galvanized steel) and suspensions, as a result of which cells are formed into which rectangular or square tiles, are inserted. Edging is not required, as they are closed with a decorative profile. Fastening the panels to screws – the suspended ceiling is created from a metal or wooden profile. In order to attach glass to it, holes are drilled in the panels. This technology allows you to install large plates and complex configurations. It is advisable to use suspended ceilings in large spaces with a high ceiling.

Installation of stained-glass ceilings.

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Suspended ceilings are very popular because they provide a number of benefits, such as

  • hiding wires
  • saving time on levelling the surface
  • the installation of suspended ceilings can include LED lamps, which will give the room additional comfort.

The plasterboard ceiling has an aesthetic appearance and a long service life, while the installation does not take much time. Special tools are used for plasterboard installation.

Plasterboards can be fixed by Shopfitters London specialists for you. We offer a wide range of services:

  • decorative wall cladding;
  • installation of partitions, ceilings;
  • creation of arches, storage spaces, etc.

Shopfitters London provides a high speed of work while maintaining high quality.

Benefits of plasterboard ceilings.

Plasterboard ceilings have a number of advantages:

  • easy to hide any surface imperfections without dismantling the old coating and levelling;
  • can be combined with all types of lighting;
  • allow you to hide wires and pipes;
  • create additional noise insulation in the room;
  • quick and easy installation due to the lightweight of the sheets.

The price and installation speed directly depend on the complexity of the design. The more levels and complexity the ceiling has, the more time-consuming the process of construction will be.

Commercial lighting

The Quality of Lighting is key in retail and supermarket sales. Shopfitters London understands that one of the main tasks of trading is to present the value of the product so that the buyer wants to buy it. Lighting retail premises is an important component of successful sales. Marketers around the world use the concept of lighting to fulfil a variety of tasks.

Comfortable light creates a favourable atmosphere on the trading floor and increases the attractiveness of the product due to the correct colour exposition, which in turn stimulates sales. A proper selection of lighting helps to present goods, increases the efficiency of sellers, improves their well-being and mood, which is an important factor for successful sales.

Types and selection of store lighting.

The choice of lighting is determined individually depending on the specifics of the retail space and the tasks set out.

There are three main types of lighting systems

Ambient or background lighting

Ambient or background lighting

  • sets the general atmosphere and provides even illumination of the entire hall. It is used in large supermarkets, shops, and shopping centres. It can be implemented in the following ways:
  • illumination of a shopfront, store window, shelves, counters or a certain product is made brighter;
  • the symmetrical arrangement of lighting (recessed lighting) creates an even flow of light and allows to install commercial equipment and display units anywhere.

This type of lighting can be implemented using recessed grid lights or pendant lamps.

The perimeter or circular system

The perimeter or circular system

designed to illuminate walls and counters located against the wall, which aids with orientation in the room. Such lighting can be created using a pendant light or retractable lamps.

Accent lighting

Accent lighting​​​​​​​

illuminates a specific product or group of products, focusing on the details. To do this, Shopfitters London recommends using LED lamps with a reflector. If you need to change light accents often, then for convenience it is better to use lamps with the ability to adjust the direction of light.

It is more efficient to use a combination of lighting. Ambient and accent lighting, when combined, create a smooth background where the trade zones stand out. Often this is how shopfronts, walls, changing rooms and display units are lit.

What to consider when choosing effective lighting?

Lamps for commercial lighting should be selected according to two main indicators of quality – efficiency and profitability.

The first concept includes:

– the quality of the light flow, which is determined by the correct colour rendition (the ability to more naturally convey the colour of objects) and colour temperature.

Profitability is not only low energy consumption but also the minimum cost of maintenance, appliance replacement, and recycling.

These criteria can be met by LED lighting in retail premises, which saves up to 70% of energy costs.

Special consideration for commercial lighting design:

When planning lighting arrangements, you need to avoid templates and take into account the individual characteristics of the room.

It is necessary to select the optimal level of illumination so that there is not too much or too little light. It should make customers feel comfortable. At illumination less than 500 Lux, human vision feels uncomfortable. Therefore, it is unlikely that visitors will want to return to the store again. Extremely bright light also has negative effects.

You can achieve the optimal level of lighting in different ways, for example, using ambient light or a combination of two. In this case, the current lighting standards for a certain type of room must be taken into account.

For jewellery stores, cosmetics, and clothing, the light indicator is fundamentally important, because, after daylight purchase, the product should have the same colour as in the store.

It is important to choose the right colour temperature (cold or warm light). Cold light (6000 K) is better for jewellery lighting, but warm light is best for food. For the right selection of colour temperature, experts in the field of energy consumption and marketing have developed special tables for each type of store.

Well-designed lighting in the trade area in-store should draw the attention of buyers and light up goods. Specialists at Shopfitters London adhere to the lighting hierarchy and installation standards so the lighting works for your retail as efficiently as possible.