Bulkheads are panelling used to traverse a ceiling from one level to another: a means of changing levels between two horizontal planes. Bulkheads allow for full integration of third party products and services.
Metal bulkheads are a durable, hard wearing and versatile means of linking ceilings to other building elements, providing attractive features whilst maintaining continuity with the ceiling finish. Prefabricated off‑site, they provide benefits of lower installation costs over traditional methods, and can reduce wastage on site when compared with traditional wet trades.
The functional criteria for service accessibility, lighting, air extraction and return can all be incorporated within the design.
There is an aesthetic versatility within the design meaning corporate colours and branding can be matched and carried throughout the interior.
Shapes and Sizes
Metal bulkheads are available in any size and shape and provide functional M&E service integration.
They can be manufactured to design requirements including curves, upstands, angled, ‘S’ and bull-nose forms.
Polyester powder coated, supplied as standard with a RAL 9010 smooth finish. A fine textured finish (SAS FT), anti-bacterial coating (SAS AB), anti-graffiti paint finish (SAS AG) and other colours are available.
Service bulkheads can be designed to integrate any services such as lighting, CCTV, signage, sprinklers, smoke detectors and also to allow access throughout a building.
Bulkhead Closure Panel Detail
Bulkhead closure panels enable floating rafts and ceilings to be created using a standard clip in ceiling tile.
The height of the closure panels can be manufactured to suit the project requirements. Further details are available from our technical department.