Since covid and the more widely accepted Work from Home transition, we have seen a large amount of vacant office space in Sandton and similar Central business districts.
Solid Ceilings products are your one stop shop, able to convert these large vacant spaces into units that can easily be rented or sold.
The biggest challenges that a developer, engineer or architect faces are three fold
- The slabs of the buildings – were not designed to carry the weight of brickwork. To be able to brick individual floors into smaller residential units and sustain the weight, then the demand over time for office space would drastically increase. The time and cost to repair the brickwork would be substantial.
- Sound – A big concern for professionals would be sound traveling through the drywalling into other units. Solid Ceilings has specifically designed their 1 or 2 hour fire-rated-wall with top of the range German insulation with an NRC of 1.04e and includes a unique Solid ceilings sound bar, which helps reduce the reverb traveling through the to the other side of the wall. Our aim with this system was to achieve a overall sound level of 53 decibels,
- When turning commercial spaces into residential – Fire is always a concern. it is a common knowledge that a 1 or 2 hour fire wall is achievable, however Solid Ceilings has one of the most up to date 1 hour fire rated ceilings in South Africa. This is more sophisticated due to heat rising. The flame rising has a direct impact on the ceiling opposed to running up a wall. This is imperative for any top floors where there may not be a slab of concrete overhead prevent the fire spreading.
If you are a developer, architect or an engineer we would love to work with you and tailor make a solution fit for your specific needs..