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Inspection: an added value

False ceilings inspection is a very important variable at the design stage, as it’s always necessary sooner or later.Plasterboard and the like show their limits, making the demolition of large portions necessary.Frame false ceilings are linked to the limitations of the structure (T24) 595×595 that is not removable.Metal grids are difficult (not to say impossible) to restore after maintenance and what you see in malls, offices, restaurants, are falling and sloping panels.

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PPP false ceilings can be inspected at any point

PPP false ceilings are installed in an unique way: no other has hooks along the edges to ensure a single seamless surface, while inspection is allowed at any point by simply unlinking the panels.

Applicazione recente a Gurgaon (Delhi, India) art 129 nero

Recent application in Gurgaon (Delhi, India) art. 129 black

After maintenance (air conditioning, lighting, planting, etc.), just hang up panels to perfectly recreate surface, which is impossible, for exemple, with any metal grid false ceiling.

Thanks to the high quality thermoplastic materials used, the opening/closing operation can theoretically be done infinitely.

For some meshes, the smaller ones, the operation is slightly more difficult, due to the size of the grid holes (mesh mm. 20×20 or 40×40) which don’t allow sufficient access to some operators or maintainers.

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Guaranteed and easy inspection at any point

EAnd it’s here that PPP has developed from a concept to the finished product, a special dedicated tool (provided free of charge on request), which easily opens and closes the false ceiling.

And here are the simple instructions: after identifying the junction line and the opening direction, using the special lever tool the grid opens magically and you can create the gap access “window” of 4/6 panels size.

You just have to put the disassembled panels on the rest of the false ceiling, leaving them connected to their suspensions.

After inspection, reset the “window” and carefully hang up the 4 sides.

Controsoffitti grigliati PPP chiese in polonia

PPP false ceilings in churches: in Poland we have special customers

Grid false ceilings and churches in Poland

Ourgrid false ceilings are usually used in a purely exhibition, commercial and fair sectors, always in the most prestigious and elegant locations, but in Poland we are honored to participate in the construction of religious buldings too.

Here, in fact,  there are many churches with historic architecture, but also many new buildings designed by famous contemporary architects who make use of innovative materials.

Thanks to our Partner, following for many years and with success the Polish market, we can mention with pride among our references, three churches in Krakow and surroundings, where our grid false ceilings have been included in an exemplary way, making full use of existing great surfaces (from 800 to 1600 mq in a single surface) and giving a unique and original connotation. In all three cases product lightness and assembly characteristics are better than those of other kinds of grid false ceilings.

Metal is in fact heavy and more suitable in shopping malls, lightened plaster and wood are really unrealistic for such buildings, not to speak of drywall, that can not be used on so large surfaces.

Furthermore a better inspection is ensured by plastic false ceiling, removable and restorable at any point with the guarantee to reinstate a unique surface after intervention.

In a time when many buildings seem arisen “at random”, with these three churches architects and builders made a through study of the worship and meditation places.

In the Holy Albert Brother Church ( 303 Dywzjonu street, Krakow), art 159, 200×200 mm mesh, single element, self-extinguishing, the last to complete the range of PPP ceilings, is used here with a great decorative effect, matching “cream”  and “metallic brass”  colored elements, to create a single surface with a regular geometry, installed some 15 metres high.

Saint John Kanty Church (Armii Kajowej street, Krakow), art 129, white, auto-extinguishing false ceiling (40×40 mm mesh, panels 600×600) is installed not perfectly flat as indicated  by our “classical” instructions, but using hangers of different lenghts, suitable calculated to maintain the curvature within the material flexibility range.

The result is a gigantic curved section, giving the effect of a large net of biblic inspiration.

The coupling seal between panel is guaranteed by a special and invisible interlocking connection system.

Given its size, it’s not possible to photograph the fully installed surface.

Photos express only in part the complexity of this work of art, installed to tens of metres high, following a project daring but perfectly integrated to the sacredness of the place.

Lighting consists of a starry sky in dimmable leds, illuminated for the first time on christmas eve at the stroke of midnight, with a really striking effect.

Holy Cross Church (1, Mieszka street, Katowice) is the most recent project, not yet fully completed.

We intend to visit it once finished  and post pictures on our blog.

Here is used art 129, 40×40 mm mesh, panel 400×400, in self- extinguishing version EN13964, Euroclass Bs2dO (in line with the strictest european standards, thanks to the latest generation thermoplastic materials selected by our best suppliers).


PPP false ceilings are easy to install, even by unqualified workers. However, you must follow some simple instructions for a perfect assembly as follows below.

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Apply a finisching hemline and drill at regular intervals (80 cm) the ceiling

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Apply a suspenssion every 80 cm more or less

So, how to install a false ceiling? You have to apply a finishing hemline (wood, aluminum, plastic, etc..).

This is not made to carry weight and its job is only to hide the joint line ceiling–wall and the expansion gap that you (see below) must calculate, expecially for large surfaces.

Provide for a ceiling suspension, applying plugs at regular intervals, to wich are fixed hangers in soft iron wire (not nylon wire because it does not guarantee a uniform expansion).

Otherwise it’s possible to use adjustable hangers, commonly used for other types of false ceilings. The recommended distance between suspension is about 80 cm and is to be considered as indicative but necessary to ensure flatness to PPP false ceilings.In this way the average weight of about 3-4 kg per square metre is evenly distributed in the ceiling.


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Outline of the main fitting points (section)

Join some grids, respecting (important) the panel direction.The first panel will have flaps facing the walls. The facade with the holes must necessarily be upwards, to allow the correct suspension.

Apply a joiner eyelet in any hole on the back of a panel in correspondence of the hanger and connect it to suspend the whole. It’s not necessary to fix every single panel since the hook is extremely solid and retractable and surface becomes unique.Proceed with other panels that can be pre-assembled on the ground.The ceiling flatness is obtained by adjusting the lenght of the hanger.Just use a wood board of the desired lenght to maintain a constant level of the floor, or some laser levels if prefered.

SIf you consider that by joining three panels (60 x 60 cm) is obtained, in less than a minute, a one-square-metre ceiling, you can imagine the setting speed for important surfaces too.

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Assemble panels up to hear the twitch of  connection

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Insert a carpenter’s eye in a hole on the back panel

False ceilings can be easily inspected. By releasing more panels along the side of connection, you get a “window” (it’s resealable after intervention, getting in this way the initial uniform surface, differently from metal false ceilings where interventions are always visible).Hatches, skylights etc.. are superfluous.

You can very easily drill or trim the panels to make them fit the room or to insert spots, pillars etc., only by using a simple hacksaw.

Our grid false ceiling (3-4 kg per square metre) is decorative only. For these reason transformers or heavy luminous bodies has to be anchored directly to the wall. The grid structure prevents heat buildup. I

As an alternative to “free” installation, which we recommend for costs and praticality, 20×20 and 40×40 formats can be installed with the addition of mineral fiber T24 on the structure. In this case panels have to be pre-assembled and trimmed to obtain these measures: 595×595 (20×20 mm mesh)   or 592×592 (40×40 mesh). On request we can perform a trimming operation (with a small surcharge), in order to provide panels ready for laying.

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Surface is unique, light, bright and elegant

All our false ceilings are antistatic but anyway we suggest not to install them in dusty environments and only when work is completed.

With large surfaces we recommend to provide, along the perimetre of the room, a thermal expansion space. The average variation is 1 mm per linear metre every 10o C. of temperature range.

Except in some exceptional cases (installation at very low temperatures in environments getting then very hot) thermal expansion is therefore negligible.For optimum results, avoid leaving fingerprints during assembly of metallic false ceilings.We recommend use of light cotton gloves.

See an overview of how to install a false ceiling.

Go to our catalogo controsoffitti

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P.P.P. is always looking for new materials to obtain a decorative or functional improvement!

Today PPP presents a new false ceiling finish obtained with a mix of 70% wood fiber and 30% thermoplastic material, that complete the recent range of special colours and finishes.This innovative creation is an amalgamation where the natural wood fiber are incorporated creating a hybrid that offers great mechanical performance, design flexibility and also an extremely attractive feeling: the advantages of wood are combined with those of the plastic material.In particular, although there is a high percentage of wood fiber, this compound is not subject to the deficiencies of the wood since it doesn’t rot or make splinters, and in the same time it resists to moisture, salty and chlorine atmosphere.It is fully recyclable, has a high level of hygiene because of the high processing temperatures and  it does not require any further treatment, at the same time it is a very stable compound.

These new grids are meant to decor classic & new generation outfittings, being able to fit in all those projects where a refined interior design and higher aesthetically finish is required.