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British Gypsum has developed a range of acoustic ceilings that combine contemporary, stylish designs with outstanding acoustic properties. Our Rigitone and Gyptone systems give you virtually unlimited design scope for creating visually stunning rooms and buildings. At the same time, they provide acoustic properties that let you plan and design the optimum acoustics for each room.

Gyptone Tiles & Planks

Gyptone suspended ceiling tiles and planks can be used either in conjunction with Gyptone acoustic ceiling boards or as a stand-alone system in their own right. You can choose from five eye-catching designs, inspired by a theme of basic geometric patterns, to create the visual effect that you want. Easy to install and fully demountable, Gyptone can be used either as part of a new build design, or to achieve an instant improvement in aesthetics and acoustics as part of a refurbishment, upgrade or change of use project.

Acoustic ceiling tile range and sound insulation through partition walls

In the majority of buildings, a suspended ceiling needs to provide not only aesthetic form and acoustic performance, but also accessibility. Above the ceiling lies an increasingly complex network of cables, ducting, mechanical equipment and similar services, all requiring access during installation, maintenance and repair. The CasoLine Quick-Lock Grid provides the perfect suspension system for Gyptone tiles and planks. It is quick and simple to install, and provides a demountable system that is easy to remove, replace and even reposition if required.

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Rigitone Range

Acoustic ceiling tile range and sound insulation through partition wallsRigitone allows you to create stunning, seamless, high performance designs with the grid completely out of sight. Secured to our CasoLine MF system, Rigitone boards come in eight distinctive perforation patterns which join together to give an unbroken regular or random, flat or curved pattern across the entire ceiling area.

Our ceilings offer excellent acoustic performance, thanks to their pattern of surface perforations, combined with a high-absorption acoustic fleece on the reverse side. These two features combine to absorb undesirable sound energy (or noise) from within the room. This absorption reduces the level of reverberation, resulting in an improved audio clarity and the general comfort of occupants.

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Gyptone boards

Acoustic ceiling tile range and sound insulation through partition walls

Gyptone has inspired a new generation of ceiling designs, immediately recognisable in many high profile buildings across the UK and Europe. Our Gyptone ceilings provide the ideal solution for reception areas, vibrant classrooms, intimate restaurant spaces and stunning retail interiors. As with our Rigitone systems, Gyptone can be painted in any colour, a key aspect in interior design decisions.

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