In the interior fit-out phase, professionals are often driven to mix and match architectural ceiling products from various manufacturers. This approach tries to achieve the required acoustic, aesthetic and fire-resistive characteristics within ever-shrinking budgets.

Saint-Gobain, through the combination of design and manufacturing plants, offers the sub-Sahara Africa market a ceiling structure that delivers performance greater than the sum of its components. 

Finding balance 

People are increasingly aware that well-being is influenced by the impact of acoustic, thermal and visual treatment in the space they occupy. Achieving the correct balance often presents unexpected challenges. The wide range of materials available in the market can, when combined, result in unpredictable outcomes, particularly in acoustic performance. 


The ceiling can be considered as the “fifth wall” and is an important visual design element. Saint-Gobain ceiling solutions provide installers with single-source architectural ceiling products across all performance requirements:  

  • Class A and B high-end, high performance. 
  • Conservative mid-range requirements of class C. 
  • General-purpose, entry-level class D and E designs. 

With defined performance and local manufacture for certain products, Saint-Gobain provides efficient architectural ceiling solutions.

Product selection 

  • Where lay-in tiles are required to meet access and acoustic requirements, wet-felt Fibrotone® provides the base. 
  • Gyprex® reduces the transmission of sound energy.  
  • Glasswool Soundlite® tiles provide coverage for the middle market.  
  • Meeting the demands of class A, are Cineplex glasswool and the newly launched stonewool Minerval™ A tiles. 
  • Gypsum boards from the extensive Gyptone® and Rigitone® perforated gypsum boards and tiles can be fashioned to great effect, for both acoustic and aesthetic requirements. 
  • Suspended glasswool panels, baffles and islands from Ecophon® enhance the overall performance for both newbuild and existing interiors. 

Issue: Specifying ceilings that deliver performance within the budget. 

Solution: Saint-Gobain architectural ceiling solutions span Class A through to Class E designs to fit different design requirements and budgets. 

For more information, contact Saint-Gobain Construction Products’ head office: 

Tel: +27 12 657 8200 

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