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Accessibility - how to mount and de-mount Ecophon ceiling systems

 

 

Below you will find information about the mounting and and de-mounting possibilitis for Ecophon ceiling systems and what to consider before getting started.

At the bottom of the page is a table with values for minimum overall depth of system and minimum depth for demountability for Ecophon products.

 
       

Plan the ceiling layout for maximum demountability

Ecophon offers a range of ceiling systems with full demountability, even with concealed suspension systems.
However, the demountability can be limited on individual ceiling panels due to:

  • cable management
  • ventilation equipment
  • lighting installations

Therefore it is important to carefully plan the ceiling layout and follow the plans throughout the installation. 
If you need an installation passage, we recommend using the Connect T15/T24 Cross tees, which can be
demounted even in the middle of a ceiling area.

Consider how often you need access to the void

In some cases you will need access to the void above the ceiling on a frequent basis. We then recommend using:

  • Hinged ceiling panels (Ecophon Access). These systems provide complete accessibility with no obstructing profiles.
  • Inspection panels (Connect Inspection panel) This panel can be integrated in the ceiling, where access to the void is frequently needed, e.g under stop valves.

How the void above a ceiling panel is measured

The void above the ceiling panel is measured in minimum overall depth of system Δ  (o.d.s.) and minimum depth for demountability δ (m.d.d.). Find specific values for the different Ecophon ceiling systems in the table below. 

       
Accessibility, vertical dimensions, illustration for overall depth of system, M01
 

Δ

Minimum overall depth of systemthe dimension from the underside of the structural soffit to the underside of the suspended ceiling

  δ

Minimum depth for demountability: the dimension required to fit and demount individual ceiling panels. It is measured from the underside of the suspended ceiling.

       

The Δ o.d.s.is measured, while the figures for the required δ m.d.d. are empirically assessed. In practical terms, this means that the measurements might vary slightly depending on the skill and experience of the installer.

 

NOTE

- Clean cotton gloves should always be worn to avoid soiling the ceiling during demounting
  or maintenance work
- Avoid placing panels in the void, since they might be damaged by sharp profile edges, etc.

 

Accessibility and demountability for Ecophon ceiling systems  

Demountability Ceiling system Minimum overall depth of system Δ (mm) Minimum depth for demountability δ (mm)
Easily demountable, complete accessibility Master Matrix 255 105-180
Easily demountable Focus A 50-100 120-130
Focus Dg 65-115 30
Focus Ds 105 30
Focus E 60-110 120-160
Focus Lp 120 20
Master A 50-100 170-200
Master Ds 95-140 50
Master E 60-110 170
Gedina A 50-100 120-130
Gedina E 60-110 90-160
Advantage A 50-100 100-130
Advantage E 60-110 90-120
Sombra A 50-100 130-170
Sombra Ds 105 30
Hygiene Clinic A 50-100 120
Hygiene Clinic E 60-110 90
Demountable Focus A XL  40-100  65-100
Focus Dg XL & 1200x1200  65 30-55 
Focus Ds XL & 1200x1200 55-105   30-50
Focus E XL 50-110  75-110 
Hygiene Protec A 50-100  150 
Hygiene Performance A 50-100  150-170 
Super G 150-200  200-250 
Master Rigid A 100  120-170 
Master Ridig E 110  120-170 
Master Rigid Dp 115  20 
Solo 120-500 
Non-demountable Focus B 23
Focus C 23
Focus F 20 
Focus SQ 23 
Master B 43 
Master C 43 
Master F 40 
Master SQ 23 
Super G B 43 
 

 

 

Contact us

Saint-Gobain Ecophon AB
No.1 Shale Road
N1 Business Park
Cnr. Old Johannesburg & Tlokwa RoadsKosmosdal Ext.
Samrand 0157, P.O. Box 700, Germiston 1400, South Africa
Phone: +27 (0) 12 657 2958
E-mail: ecophonsa@saint-gobain.com

Contact us

Saint-Gobain Ecophon AB
No.1 Shale Road
N1 Business Park
Cnr. Old Johannesburg & Tlokwa RoadsKosmosdal Ext.
Samrand 0157, P.O. Box 700, Germiston 1400, South Africa
Phone: +27 (0) 12 657 2958
E-mail: ecophonsa@saint-gobain.com