Inserted ceilings can be divided into apartment-internal inserted ceilings and inserted ceilings between apartments. Depending on the structure of the building we can deliver inserted ceilings as material and as elements. As a rule, inserted ceilings can be designed as elements. Buildings with attics are an exception as the lower chord of the roof truss along with the inserted ceiling beams forms the inserted ceiling.
Inserted ceilings will be calculated based on load bearing capacity, deflection and vibration. The load-bearing part of the inserted ceiling is the inserted ceiling beam, the choice of which depends on the width of the span. It is possible to use solid wood, solid wood compound beams connected with nail-plates, I-beams, laminated timber or Kerto-wood. Inserted ceilings with wide spans use laminated timber and/or steel beams supported by walls or columns to receive and transfer the loads.
The top layer of inserted ceiling elements is made of moistureproof chipboard or OSB board on which all the necessary layers may be installed on site depending on the purpose of the room, from parquet flooring to ceramic tiles.
For the underside of the inserted ceiling elements we deliver battens and gypsum board or ceiling boarding that will be installed on site after finishing the special works.
The maximum width of factory-produced inserted ceiling elements is 2.4 m and the length is 9 m. The maximum dimensions of the elements are primarily based on restrictions arising from transport equipment, but work safety at the factory and on the construction site also needs to be considered.