Swiss Life called on Plafometal to renovate over 900 m² of ceilings in its sprawling open offices in Brussels. The challenge facing the project was to create a comfortable work environment offering superior safety, namely 30-minute fire stability performance in accordance with applicable fire regulations while delivering the best possible acoustic absorption.
The customer's requirements:
- Compliance with the fire stability requirements of Belgium's NBN 713-020 fire protection standard
- Enhanced acoustic comfort
- Stylish solution
Plafometal proposed a fire-resistant (FS) ceiling solution combining:
• Acoustic comfort: αw up to 1
• Fire stability in accordance with French and Belgian standards
• Easy installation
• Sleek design
In response to our customer’s specifications, we proposed the PM8 on bandraster system featuring self-supporting panels with hooks from the fire-resistant range that are designed for offices and lobbies, comprising a specific mineral wool pad in thin plastic film to ensure the best possible absorption coefficient: αw =1 («Alpha Plus» solution).
For this project, Plafometal manufactured and delivered 1,792 PM8 bandraster panels (1732 x 300 mm) with 11% Ø1.5 mm perforations and a pre-lacquered white finish.
Fire-resistant PM8 on bandraster system
30-minute fire resistance to meet French and Belgian regulations.
Designed for framed installation on 100 mm bandrasters or hollow joint rails: ideal for offices with removable partitions.
Panels have hooks with abutting sides and square edges.
Product benefits :
Easy to disassemble by simply lifting the panel to offer complete access to the plenum
Panels with hooks for greater stability
Greater lateral rigidity due to folded ends