MF Ceiling Systems refer to a series of components that are used to make up metal frame plasterboard ceilings. MF Ceilings are suspended ceilings, and form part of a larger drywall system. Suspended ceiling systems have many benefits, primarily that they give a smooth finish to the internal ceiling and provide space for lighting wires, insulation and other services. Access panels can be fitted to allow access if required.
MF plasterboard ceilings are comprised of a number of components that must be installed together in order to create the overall suspended MF ceiling system. MF ceiling systems are made up of a ceiling channel (MF5), perimeter support (MF6A) and primary channel (MF7), which are manufactured by putting a coil of steel through a cold rolling machine. These components all come in a 3.6m length, and are held together by a galvanised steel clip (also called MF9 Furring Clips), which come in a box. It is necessary to install all these components together for the ceiling system to retain its structural strength and work correctly.
Once the MF ceiling components have been used to create a framework, plasterboard is required to make the plasterboard ceiling. Fire Rated Plasterboard comes in both a 12.5mm and 15mm thickness, and is commonly used in MF ceiling systems to slow the spread of fire from one floor to the next. You can fix the plasterboard to the MF ceiling framework using screws. Once the plasterboard ceiling is in place, a range of decorative finishes can be applied.
The MF ceiling system is used to create a suspended ceiling, which is commonplace in both residential and commercial projects. Many areas of a building are suitable for a suspended ceiling system that can accommodate a range of services in the ceiling void. To install an MF ceiling, ensure that you use an appropriate fixing to attached the ceiling grid to the structural soffit.