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.

Hook and Lap

Hook & Lap: Ceiling Overview

Hook & Lap is a popular substructure choice for Expanded Mesh designs that are looking to conceal their substructure and create a ceiling plane that appears to be one continuous sheet of Expanded Metal. In this application, the Expanded Mesh is folded and welded into a minimal (2mm thick) Aluminium perimeter frame. This perimeter frame provides structure and rigidity to the mesh panel and includes a proprietary 'hook & lap' connection that allows the Expanded Metal panels to butt into each other and be suspended above the line of the ceiling, creating a monolithic and consistent ceiling plane

Hook & Lap: Image Gallery

Hook & Lap: Substructure

Double Hook On

Double Hook On: Ceiling Overview

The Double-Hook On system is popular in ceiling designs looking to achieve a 'panelised' design intent. Double Hook On utilises a concealed substructure and provides an opportunity for a customisable gap between each physical ceiling panel. This system is suitable for applications that have seismic, wind load or ball impact considerations, as the gap between the panels allows for the integration of a security bracket that secures the Expanded Metal panel in place.

Double Hook On: Image Gallery

Double Hook On: Substructure

Raft System

Raft System: Ceiling Overview

Raft systems are a popular choice for designs looking to create a striking visual impression through the appearance of large-scale, singular panels. The raft system is designed to be incredibly versatile, adapting to suit various design requirements.

Raft System: Image Gallery

Raft System: Substructure

Linear C Channel System

Linear C Channel System: Ceiling Overview

The C-Channel Parallel Grid system is a suspended ceiling system designed to achieve an exposed grid structure. This suspended ceiling system is popular for designs that create a large amount of segmentation.

An example would be an office building that requires spaces to be partitioned. The parallel C-Channel offers a location for the partition to be connected back to. It is also a popular design choice for the centralisation of services or other bulky ceiling items.

Linear C Channel System: Image Gallery

Linear C Channel System: Substructure


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