For many years, timber has been used for construction. It is the most common building material (second only to stone) and has been used in almost every type of structure. It has a rich history that makes it easy to understand why we still use it to build.
Timber Ceilings: The Benefits
Timber ceilings and wood as a general building material offer many advantages. Wood is highly sought-after for its weather resistance, heat and electric conduction (or lack thereof), as well as its acoustic properties.
Timber ceilings offer 4 main benefits, which include:
Soundproofing and Acoustics
1. Timber Ceiling Panels For Insulation
Timber ceilings are highly sought-after because of their ability to insulate. Natural pockets of air within the grain of wood and in its cellular structure allow heat (or cold!) to be stored within the wood. Timber is a great material for ceilings. It has insulation properties that are 400 times more than steel and 1,770x better than aluminum.
The Queenslander style is a popular choice for building Australian homes. Timber allows the house to be cool in summer and warm in winter. This helps reduce power bills as well as maintaining a comfortable temperature. Timber panels and ceilings are popular in Australia because they can withstand the many conditions that Australian homes face.
2. Low maintenance timber ceilings
A timber ceiling lining will not require any maintenance once it is installed. You might need to treat the timber every five years depending on what species or grade you choose to use for your ceilings. The wood will last longer if it is kept clean, but natural colour changes and wear can be a good thing.
The Austratus family loves Western Red Cedar. It is a durable timber that can be used in all kinds of constructions, including timber ceilings. You can be sure that timber ceilings will withstand the elements thanks to natural preservatives.
3. Timber Ceilings: Natural Beauty
Timber is, in general, a beautiful material. Timber can be used for construction, cladding, panelling or as a ceiling. The natural colours, grain and atmosphere will always be noticeable when you enter a room.
Wooden colours can be used to lighten a space in a soothing and warm atmosphere. They can also make the room seem brighter. A timber ceiling or feature wall can transform a space into something larger if it is done correctly.
4. Timber Ceiling Acoustics & Soundproofing
Austratus timber ceilings offer exceptional soundproofing and acoustic performance. The slatted design is ideal for social spaces such as open-plan offices or public spaces. It allows noise to travel through the space instead of bounce off walls. Austratus timber ceilings have a Noise Reduction Coefficient of (NRC) up to 0.9.
The Austratus Timber Ceiling Systems
Timber ceilings are now more practical thanks to our patent-pending clip in system. Our new clip-in system makes timber ceilings easy to install. You can simply attach continuous lengths of timber to make a suspended ceiling. Any mistakes are easy to fix.
Austratus manufactures all parts and ships them together in one system. This means you won’t have to worry about ordering parts from different companies for the same product. Austratus will ship the entire thing to you, ready to install immediately. Our installation guide will show you how to install a timber ceiling. Austratus can also provide specially engineered stops and trims when you order your timber ceiling system.
Contact us today to learn more about our timber ceilings or other products. We can help you evaluate your options and determine the most suitable timber profile.
How do you put up a ceiling made of timber?
It can be difficult to install a regular timber ceiling. Austratus timber ceilings are not only eye-catching, but also feature a patent-pending fitting method that makes it easy to install. This system comes with hanging rods, clips and rails as well as selected timber profiles. It takes the hassle out of installing timber ceilings. Check out our installation guide for more details.
What kind of timber should I use to make a ceiling out of timber?
Austratus uses sustainably sourced timber in all of its projects. We use Hemlock and Western Red Cedar for the best visual appeal.