Unit 14, Cuckoo Oak Workshop,
Halesfield 18, Telford,
Shropshire TF7 4PP

Tel: 01952 371313
Email: info@suspendedceilingservices.co.uk
Web: suspendedceilingservices.co.uk

Suspended Ceiling Fitting Guide


Before commencing installation, make sure you have the correct tools to hand.

Here is a List:

  • Tape Measure
  • Stanley Knife
  • Spirit Level or Laser Level
  • Hammer and Screwdriver
  • Drill
  • Tin Snips
  • Safety Glasses
  • Pencil for marking out

Also run a check list of your ceiling material, e.g. :

  • Angle Fixing Brackets
  • Wire – Suspension
  • Angle Trim
  • Main Tees
  • 1200mm Cross Tees
  • 600mm Cross Tees
  • Screws and plugs
  • Masonry Nails

Start Installation

Decide what level you want your new ceiling. The wall angle should be fixed first, to your level marked using spirit level or laser leveler. Recommend minimum depth of 100mm (or 4”). Measure room and set out position of the main supporting tees.

Divide room size to give equal cuts to perimeter.

Example Layout
Room Size 3.4m long
With 600mm x 600mm tiles

= 4 full tiles = 2.4 metres with 1 metre over equals 500mm cuts

Or 5 full tiles = 3 metres with 400mm over divided by two equals 200mm cut

Cut each end

Next install hangers along Main Tee, position 300mm from wall, then every 1200mm max.

Material List

  • 30 Tiles
  • 3x Main Tee
  • 8x 1200 Tee
  • 18x 600 Tee
  • 5x Wall Angle
  • 9x Support wires


Now fit cross tees 1200mm by 600mm to form 600mm squares.
Fit some full tiles to square up grid tilt and fit boards to drop into grid.
Use laser to level wires or run stay line across and bend wire to 90 degrees to push through holes in main tee.

Install main runner having first cut it to ensure the centre of a slot is in line with first cross tee. Push wire through holes in top of main tee and twist.

When full tiles sit in grid square and easy, fit edge tees cut into size.

Then fill all perimeter tiles and remainder of the full tiles.