- Suspended ceilings in the new shop
- charlie the bikemongerSubscriber
The new shop has a scruffy suspended ceiling, is there any reason why I can’t pop the panels out and scrub them, or give them a fresh lick of paint, maybe use an aerosol to get in the cracks as they are not dead flat?
Fire risk stuff?
I wonder how much new panels will cost?Posted 4 years agotazzymtbMember
Charlie the new shop is an old factory or industrial unit isn’t it. Do you have an asbestos survey of the poperty as depending on the age it could have a few surprises. If you need to check jim swift on onecog is a specialst and I’ m sure he’d sort you out for lots of coffee and some stickers.Posted 4 years agorichiMember
yeah you can pop them out and they do a proper spray for the job or just use a white aresol can, remember the one you take out put back in the same place, it should not matter in theroy but things do warp over time, or buy all new. its the grid thats expensive not so much the tilesPosted 4 years agowrightysonMember
Personally I’d remove and put vinyl faced plasterboard ones in, really easy to keep clean. Biggest problem we have at work with the the regular tiles is when different trades come back to do some work in the void and leave grubby fingerprints all over them. Depending on the tile you can pick them up for just over a quid a tile.Posted 4 years agospooky_b329Member
I’ve inadvertently left grubby finger marks over many a ceiling tile, I wasn’t so worried about one particular job after I watched an asbestos awareness video at work the following day and the asbestos tiles in it were exactly the same as the ones I’d removed 🙁 its a horrible, dusty and fiddly job at the best of times, and the dirt on the back of them always ends up on the front…Posted 4 years agomarcus7Member
I’d recommend replacing if the grid is clean (easy to clean with kitchen cleaner). The vinyl face pb ones are great and easy to keep clean all our factory is done with these and they last longer and are easy to put holes in etc when you need to you can even hang light stuff from them! look on fleabay as a lot of “left over” stuff is on there from shop fits etc.Posted 4 years ago40mpgSubscriber
You may have insulation sitting on top of the tiles too, which makes it awkward and messy to remove them. Best to do what you can in-situ.
Anyway, who’s going to be looking at the ceiling when there’s a shop full of esoteric bling to gawk at? – oh, that’ll be the recumbent test then!Posted 4 years agomarcus7Member
But thats the thing, if i went into a new shop and the fixtures and fitting looked shabby (yeah im that sad), i’d be concerned with the sort of people that i was dealing with. It is a reflection on your buisness especially when talking about a shop floor, dont go over the top but while you have the opportunity to get things right i’d say take it, you really dont want to be doing this when the shop is fully fitted out!Posted 4 years ago
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