False Ceiling & Roofing Supplies False Ceiling False ceiling is defined as ceiling created beneath main ceiling of building or room. In different terms, false ceiling is send layer of the rood that is suspended from main roof by the support of wooden or metal frame. Moreover, it is also called dropped ceiling. The false ceiling has several benefits. The aesthetics of room is improved by the false ceiling. The false ceiling is placed to keep temperature of room warm in winter and cool during summer. Also it is placed to conceal ugly electrical wires’ mesh, air-conditioning ducts, light fixtures and other fixtures. False ceiling is fixed or hung in a structure made up of GI or Aluminium sections or of wooden batten that is fixed with main ceiling. At the 8 inches of minimum distance from main ceiling, false ceiling is placed. The false ceiling is constructed of several materials, for example, PVC sheets, Gypsum board, Plaster of Paris, etc. The material choice depends upon the design and use of false ceiling. All these materials have their individual disadvantages and advantages. Some of them are discussed below: PVS False Ceiling “PVC false ceiling” is water resistant, durable and attractive. It is constructed from the PVC material because cost of its maintenance is almost zero. Panels are fixed in Aluminium T-sections framework in this false ceiling PVC type. The panels of PVC are available in several attractive designs and colours. Gypsum false ceiling Gypsum false ceiling is thermally insulated material, fire resistant and light weight. The boards of gypsum are available in market in 600mm x 600mm size with the thickness between 9mm to 15mm. In the GI channels framework it is fixed. “Plaster of Paris” false ceiling “Plaster of Paris” is smooth and it is suitable for all the lighting arrangements’ types. Moreover it could be shaped into any kind of shapes and designs. These are preferred for the light works and ornamental design. Plaster of paris is suspended in Aluminium T-section framework. The only disadvantage of this false ceiling is that its colour disappears with the passage of time and it is not that durable. Market Trends In recent years, the overall performance of market has been flexible and growth in year 2011 was achieved, largely due to the increase in demand of market of ceiling systems, in years 2013 and 2012 the market performance was static relatively. In year 2014, the growth seen is forecasted to mark the starting of more considerable development in the ceiling market, with the view for refurbishment and fit-out work remaining constructive for 2016 and 2017, specifically in office sector, in which refurbishment and new build are predicted to drive the false ceiling market, specifically in London and South East, where there is shortage of “prime Grade A office space”. In the United Kingdom, the market for partitioning systems and suspended ceilings is predicted to be worth by the year 2019 end in excess of 340 million pounds. The global false ceiling market, in terms of the regions, is segmented into the Middle Africa and East, Europe, North America, Asia Pacific, and the remaining world. It was stated by Analysts that a dominant share is hold by North America that is being followed closely by Europe. The Asia-Pacific region is predicted to be an emerging market in anticipated time. Emerging economies in the Asia-Pacific region, such as India and China, are likely to increase interest in suspended ceiling as the construction industry is strengthened. One report stated that Europe had a remarkable offer on the common market in year 2015 due to the explosion of development and construction of the local population. In most of the places mentioned above, demographic explosion and urbanization will help in developing activities for new tasks that will make profitable doors open to ceiling tiles. The growing interest in structure and development in Africa and the Middle East will also ultimately be useful for the global market. The overall market of suspended ceilings and separation systems remained generally stable in 2013 and 2011, compared with year 2014, with growth estimated at three percent during the year. The execution of the contract was variable with the development achieved in year 2011, mainly due to increased respect for the ceiling frame market during the year, delayed by moderately static execution in 2013 and 2012. The variables added to the development in year 2014 included the restoration to the enterprise on renovation and new small enterprises, and clients focused on rest and rebranding existing facilities. The suspended ceilings market has experienced the most outstanding levels of development over past 2 years 2016 and 2017, which was facilitated by increased costs and the transition to better products and finishing frames. The ceilings market also has a wider distribution of end applications, although in recent years the region has benefited from the development of the unit in the workplace. Suspended ceiling from mineral fiber represent the largest offer of the market, which recently remained stable. Metal ceilings are also important and represent a huge market stock that pulls the plaster. In years 2016 and 2017, specifically in office sector the outlook for refurbishment and fit-out work remains positive. In new build activity terms, the emphasise is predicted to remain on the planned growths in short term, in spite of speculative developments, specifically in retail and entertainment sector, where work of refurbishment is predicted to grow in line with the increasing confidence of customers. The factors that influence market for suspended ceilings in medium and short terms are following: improvements in the product performance specifically in acoustics terms and also increased demands for product options like materials, designs and colours, and raw material cost fluctuations. Key Players Some of leading operators functioning in market of suspended ceiling are Odenwald Faserplattenwerk GmbH, MADA GYPSUM, ROCKFON, Techno Ceiling Products, Knauf, USG Corporation, SAS International, Saint-Gobain S.A., LLC, New Ceiling Tiles, Armstrong World Industries. Presently Armstrong World Industries and USG Corporation hold a most prominent share in suspended market of North America, while Saint-Gobain S.A and Knauf are companies leading in Europe. Rest of the key market players include: Wates Interiors, VoestAlpine Metsec PLC, USG (UK), TLI, Styles & Wood, Siniat, SIG PLC, SAS International, Saint-Gobain Ecophon, Rockfon, Parthos UK, OWA (UK), Optima Group, Omnis Industries (Stramit), Nevill Long, Neslo Partitioning, Morris & Spottiswood, Morgan Sindall, Linkspan Interiors, Lindner Interiors Limited, Lee Manufacturing, Komfort, Knauf Danonline, Knauf AMF, K&N International (Office Systems), ISG, Hunter Douglas (UK), Hufcor UK, Havelock Europa, Go Interiors, Fastwall, Faram Ltd, Duvale, Dorma (UK), Invotek, Divisions Operable Wall Systems, Dividers Modernfold, Como Interiors, Commercial Ceiling Factors, Burgess Architectural Products, Clestra Hauserman, CEP Ceilings, Byrne Group, Beck Interiors, and Apton Partitioning. Pricing Trend Future Prospects Despite the fact that the suspended ceilings market offers its products for the B2C market, the principal decision based on it is to obtain mass requirements to the B2B market, the creation of a frame and the creation of groups. It has ventured on media marketing related to home-style organizations and engineers associated with planners and manufacturers. Market indicators were more positive in year 2016 than recently, due to the recovery in renewal companies and new forms of small businesses, and customers focused on rest and re-marking existing facilities. In 2015 and 2016, the point of view on development and restoration work remains positive, especially in the workplace. As for the new figure movements, the projectors need to stay temporarily in organized positions, as opposed to theoretical improvements, especially in the excitement and detail segment, where it is estimated that restoration work is increasing in accordance with the buyer's confidence. in recent years, there has been a slight development rate, mainly due to the abnormal state of reconstruction and, in addition, because of their relational nature. The rivalry ratio and various models, for example, the development of open jobs, also influenced this market. The predominant division in the selection market is a removable / transferable partition, which ultimately proved to be well-established, thanks to the growing understanding of the coated markings. In 2015 and 2016, the point of view of development and repair remains positive, especially in the workplace. As for the new build activity, emphasise is on the laid improvements, in contrast to the theoretical achievements, in particular in the field of incentives and retail, where repair works also increase depending on the development of customer confidence. , Variables affecting the market of suspended ceiling slabs and short and medium-term packages; changes in the cost of raw materials, improving the quality of production, especially with respect to acoustics, and increased interest in a wider range of alternative elements, including shades, plans and materials.