A False Ceiling is a ceiling made beneath the main ceiling of the room or building. In other words, it is a second layer of roof suspended from the main roof with the help of metal or wooden frame. It is also known as dropped ceiling. False ceiling has multiple advantages.
It improves the aesthetics of the room. False ceiling is provided to keep the room cool during summer and warm in winter. It is also provided to conceal the ugly mesh of electrical wires, light fixtures, air-conditioning ducts and other fixtures.
The false ceiling is hung or fixed in a framework made of Aluminium or GI sections or wooden batten fixed with the main ceiling. The false ceiling is fixed at a minimum distance of 8 inches from the main ceiling.
False ceiling is made by various materials like Plaster of Paris, Gypsum board, Plywood, PVC sheets etc. The choice of material depends upon the use and design of the false ceiling. Different materials have their own advantages and disadvantages. Few of them are discussed below.