USG Boral announces Metal Ceilings System that extends building design possibilities
USG Boral has announced the expansion of its Metal Ceiling System portfolio that offers customers the option to select to select a high-quality, powder-coated metal ceiling panel that complies with international standards for safety and performance.
The new metal ceilings system allows for a variety of unique design effects including curves, perforated patterns and different edge profiles. This means architects and building operators are no longer restricted to traditional flat ceilings.
The system is available in more than 44 colours and 26 wood-look finishes, with the option to create custom colours to support bespoke project needs. There is also a full range of targeted ceiling solutions available for various building needs. These include optional perforated panels installed with acoustic backing for acoustical performance and durability in high traffic areas such as transport hubs; a high light reflectance value which provides higher cost efficiency in office spaces; and unique ceiling colours and designs to extend creative possibilities.
The ceilings’ surfaces can be easily cleaned without the use of harsh chemicals or cleaning agents, while removable panels make maintenance simple by providing easy access to the plenum above.
“With the industry’s increasing demands for more engaging design options, the USG Boral Metal Ceilings System portfolio offers high-quality products that successfully marry functionality with design. Apart from empowering customers to materialise their design blueprints, our products adhere to the most stringent industry standards and are equipped with the necessary technical attributes for both performance and safety,” says USG Boral chief executive Frederic de Rougemont.
The USG Boral Metal Ceilings System is suitable for a variety of applications, including airports, rail stations, retail precincts, and hospitality venues.
“The USG Boral Baffle Metal Ceilings range can be coated in a variety of ways to reflect design intentions and create the desired atmosphere. For example, they can create the appearance of timber to add warmth, without the cost and potential issues associated with the use of real timber such as warping and discolouration. While real timber is desirable in areas of a building where it can be touched, the look of timber on ceilings can also be achieved with highly realistic metal coatings,” says USG Boral category manager Susan Lawrence.
“The beauty of metal baffle ceilings is that they can effectively disguise necessary services such as lighting, CCTV and sprinkler systems. Ceilings can remain open and visually appealing, yet still meet safety requirements without breaking the visual line.”
In Australia, the USG Boral Metal Ceilings System portfolio includes:
- USG Boral Baffle Metal Ceiling System – A completely customisable system that can be installed on either vertical or curved surfaces.
- USG Boral Highlands Acoustical Panels Ceiling System – A lay-in or lay-on panel ceiling series available with multiple perforation patterns and panel height options to achieve varying levels of acoustical performance for optimal comfort and aesthetics.
- USG Boral Geometrix 3-Dimensional Metal Ceiling Panels Ceiling System – A system that is easy to install, while providing full ceiling accessibility and multiple panel profiles allow design creativity.