- Using a laser, or
equivalent, determine ceiling level and secure perimeter edge trim
to the wall at 400mm maximum centers.
- Wire hangers with
butterfly clips to be inserted over the location of the main
channels, ensuring sufficient length for fixing.
- Secure wire
hangers, at 1000mm maximum centers, to the structural soffit using
fixings approved by the architect and determined by load and safety
factor considerations. The first hangers are to be no more than
300mm from the wall.
- Use channel
bracket to fix the main channel to the wire hangers, taking care to
maintain a perfect level. Each end of main channel runs to be folded
back and secured to wall.
- Setting out from
the center of the room, secure full spring tees to main
channels using wire coupling clips, at centers to suit tile modules.
Where possible, not less than half tiles should be used at
- Lengths of full
spring tees are to be joined using splice, and
allowance for expansion is to be made as necessary. Splices
to be made in mid of the tile, i.e. not on the tile joint lines.
- Tiles can now be
clipped into place, taking care that the pips are correctly located
into the bulb of the spring tee.
- Cut perimeter
tiles must be retained using wedges spaced at 300mm maximum centers.