Directional & Dynamic ceiling planes
Expanded Mesh is becoming an increasingly popular design choice in various ceiling applications, especially those that require large amounts of design flexibility.
Expanded Mesh (also referred to as expanded metal) is a material developed by creating openings in the surface area of metal and pulling these openings apart to create various Mesh apertures. This interplay of offset cuts and distorted shapes helps create a dynamic, directional ceiling plane, meaning the ground-level user experience is dynamic. Their view of the ceiling changes depending on their location within the environment.
Geelong Performing Arts Centre | Expanded Mesh Metal Ceiling
Geelong Performing Arts Centre | Hook & Lap substructure
Key features of expanded metal:
⤷ Expanded Mesh is available in various sizes and shapes (rhombus, diamond, hexagonal, woven, square, round etc.)
⤷ Expanded Mesh can be orientated in different directions
⤷ Completely customisable panel size (up to 3m² surface area)
⤷ Various suspended substructures allow you to achieve all kinds of design intents
⤷ Unique systems available to suit specific corridor applications
⤷ Integrated lighting options
⤷ Option to treat acoustic sound absorption at different levels within the ceiling plane
Need to learn more about what shapes and which sizes of expanded mesh are available to design with? Download our mesh datasheet below.
Nailing substructure is critical to achieving your design intent.
Substructure refers to the system that is used to suspend the Expanded Metal ceiling, and system/substructure selection has a dramatic effect on the aesthetics of your ceiling design.
Lay-In Expanded Metal
Until recently, Lay-In ceiling designs have been the most common form of Expanded Mesh utilisation within Australia. Expanded Metal panels are supplied as a flat sheet, designed to lay into an exposed two-way ceiling grid, making the ceiling plenum above accessible and incredibly easy to install.
⤷ Panel Size: 1195mm x 595mm (designed to suit 1200mm x 600mm grid)
⤷ Mesh Shapes Available: Rhombus (Diamond)
⤷ Finish: Powdercoat any colour
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