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Concealed Ceilings

Studco Concealed Ceiling Systems are engineered to provide designers and installers with a flexible and secure system for a building board flush finish.

Components such as battens, furring channels and top cross rail allows for a range of loading options and ceiling spans. Furring channel track reduces the need for suspended fixing at each end of the ceiling.

For curved ceilings, top cross rail can be easily curved in either direction to various radii. Studco Concealed Ceiling Systems can be used for non-fire-rated or fire-rated applications and have been designed to meet the relevant New Zealand Standards.

Key Features
  • Components are manufactured from galvanised steel, designed for safe handling, and easily clipped together to form grid work where building boards can be simply fixed.
  • The Studco steel stud framing system is manufactured in a range of various widths, lengths and material gauges from 0.50mm BMT to 1.5mm BMT, providing the flexibility needed for different projects.
  • Manufactured from high quality Bluescope Steel hot-dip zinc-coated steel strip with a coating thickness of Z275 (275 grams zinc/m²) for durability.
  • Easy to install and fits positively into track.
  • Acoustic assemblies are available.
  • Easy to create a consistent, contemporary theme throughout the build with this complete system.
  • Studco is committed to best practice through our ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 accredited Quality and Environmental Management Systems, with less waste and no chemical treatment required.
  • Backed by Studco technical engineering services.
  • Suitable to be used in fire-rated acoustic assemblies.
  • Available in direct fix or suspended ceiling system.
Categories / Ranges
Ceiling Ancillaries
Scope of Use
  • Compliant with high-wind, seismic and corrosion zones.
  • Suitable for residential, commercial and high rise applications.
Limitations on Use
  • Substitutions are not permitted to any specified system or associated components and products.
  • Work to be carried out by experienced tradespeople, competent and familiar with the materials and techniques specified.
  • Use only accredited workers/installers skilled and experienced in Studco® Steel Stud Framing Systems.
Statement of Building Code Compliance

Concealed Ceilings comply with the following standards:

  • AS/NZS 1170:2002 - Part 1: Permanent, imposed or other actions
  • AS/NZS 1170.2:2011 (R2016) - Part 2: Wind actions
  • AS/NZS 1170.3:2003 - Part 3: Snow loads
  • AS/NZS 1170.5:2004 (R2016) - Part 5: Earthquake actions in New Zealand
  • AS/NZS 1397:2011 - Steel sheet and strip
  • AS/NZS 2589-1:2017 - Gypsum Linings in residential and light commercial construction –
  • application and finish
  • B1/VM1 - New Zealand Building Code (NZBC)
  • B2 Durability - New Zealand Building Code (NZBC)
  • AS/NZS 4600:2005 - Cold formed steel structures
  • AS/NZS 3566.2:2002 - Self-drilling screws for the building and construction industries –
  • corrosion resistance requirements
  • AS/NZS 2785:2000 - Suspended ceilings – design and installation
In-Service History

Studco Concealed Ceiling Systems continue to be used in a variety of applications including apartments, Government buildings, hospitals, office complexes, shopping centres, new homes, hotels, rural housing communities and schools. A few key projects that have featured Studco Concealed Ceiling Systems include:

  • Light House Tower (Melbourne, Australia)
    Architect: Elenberg Fraser
  • Eastland Mall (Melbourne, Australia)
    Architect: Buchan Group and Acme
  • Marina Tower (Melbourne, Australia)
    Architect: DKO Architecture
  • Queensland Childrens Hospital (Queensland, Australia)
    Architect: Conrad Garget and Lyons
  • Margerate Court Arena (Melbourne, Australia)
    Architect: NH Architecture
Other Performance Attributes

Studco is committed to best practice through their ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 accredited Quality and Environmental Management Systems, with less waste and no chemical treatment required.

Warranty information

Studco Concealed Ceiling Systems are warranted for the period of 30 years when installed and used in fit for purpose applications under the Studco Australia Pty Ltd standard warranty terms.

Product Assurance
Installation Instructions
Other Literature

Studco manufacture steel wall and ceiling systems and EZConcept interior finishing products for the commercial and residential construction industry.

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