Siniat's suspended ceiling systems suspend a grid of Siniat Furring Channel and Top Cross Rails below a supporting structure by means of clips and hangers. The structure can then be sheeted with Siniat plasterboard or acoustic ceiling lining.
Suspended ceiling design allows the designer to bring the ceiling level down to the required height and provides space in the ceiling cavity for services, such as air-conditioning and electrical cabling.
In terms of Section 8 of AS 1170.4, ceilings are a non-structural building component that needs to be designed to resist earthquake forces.
Siniat’s suspended ceiling systems were tested for seismic performance and compliance at a leading facility in the USA.
Siniat can now offer three types of internal suspended ceiling solutions that comply with seismic requirements. All three types passed performance ratings suitable for Australia.
The three solutions (Type A, B and C) are differentiated by the size of the ceiling area and seismic loads, and all three can be used in fire-rated and non-fire-rated applications.
Siniat is part of the Etex Group, global leaders in lightweight construction materials. With plasterboard manufacturing facilities in Matraville (Sydney, NSW), Altona (Melbourne, Vic) Bundaberg (Qld); compound manufacturing in Altona; metal profile lines in Beenleigh (Brisbane, Qld), over 300 employees and a national distribution network comprising company owned stores, Plastamasta Franchises and independent distributors, Siniat is a major supplier to the lightweight construction industry and a one-stop-shop for a complete wall framing solution.
A quality range of products and systems designed for performance provide solutions for fire, water, sound and impact resistance, as well as space-giving, acoustic and aesthetic design for all commercial and residential construction projects.
Siniat’s innovative lightweight construction systems include plasterboard, steel framing systems for walls and ceilings, decorative, acoustic wall & ceiling linings, facade linings and plaster finishing compounds and accessories for internal applications.