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Jamie Florance
Jamie Florance
on Suspended Ceilings
BDM and Specification Manager

Jamie is an expert in aluminium partitions, walls and ceilings. He has worked with Potter Interior Systems for five years, primarily in Wellington, though he has recently made the move up to Auckland. He loves talking with architects and designers to find solutions for unique project requirements.

29 May 2023

Enhancing Hygiene in Commercial Spaces

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, maintaining a high level of hygiene in commercial spaces has become a paramount concern. Among the various surfaces within these spaces, ceiling tiles often go unnoticed but play a crucial role in overall hygiene.

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21 April 2023

Specifying Ceiling Tiles with a Group 1 Fire Rating

Using mineral fibre ceiling tiles with a Group 1 fire rating can help ensure compliance and provide greater protection for building occupants in the event of a fire.

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7 May 2021

New Acoustic Requirements For The Ministry of Education’s Designing Quality Learning Spaces

An outline of the new acoustic requirements from the latest version of the Ministry of Education's Designing Quality Learning Spaces (DQLS) requirements.

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27 July 2020

Overview of the New Suspended Ceilings Standard – AS/NZS 2785:2020

The new 2020 Suspended Ceilings – Design and Installation Standard has been published. Potter Interior Systems discussed the changes with Matt Bishop, Founder and Managing Director of BVT Engineering.

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23 March 2020

Seismic Bracing of Suspended Ceilings: Three Common Methods

When it comes to designing suspended ceilings to withstand seismic loads, there are a number of solutions to consider.

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24 February 2017

Selecting the Right Metal Ceiling System for Your Building

A look into the key considerations — including acoustics, perforations and aesthetics — for choosing an effective metal ceiling system.

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21 September 2016

Aluminium Ceilings a Solution for Specialised Environments

Aluminium suspension grid systems prove useful in environments with unique requirements such as hospital MRI rooms.

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17 March 2015

Three Solutions for Temporary Interior and Floor Protection

Here, we present three different solutions from Potter Interior Solutions to help avoid common flooring accidents, while saving time and money on interior design.

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15 May 2013

Four Ways To Solve Noisy Spaces

There is more than one way to reduce noise in interior spaces.

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15 October 2012

'Right First Time' with Seismic-Designed Suspended Ceilings

A recent fitout project for the NZ Police at Christchurch International Airport was a very good example of ‘getting it right first time’ – especially regarding seismic suspended ceiling design and installation.

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