A leading British manufacturer of high performance metal ceilings, architectural metalwork and integrated lighting solutions, SAS International expands its product portfolio with the addition of timber ceilings. With an increasing number of people spending time indoors, it is essential to consider the impact the interiors have on the building user’s wellbeing. As research has long shown, exposure to the natural environment can positively impact human health and wellbeing, both physical and psychological. This can be achieved through the choice of material, such as timber.
Timber offers the natural beauty and rich characteristics of wood. A key design influence within on-trend interiors, timber ceilings are gaining traction in the design market. Adding to the ambience of a space, timber also provides design flexibility, acoustic control and meets the rigorous demands of fire safety, making it a functional solution. To meet such functional and design demands, SAS International has integrated wooden panels within a wide range of SAS systems. Working in collaboration with architects and acoustic engineers, the new range considers the aesthetic and acoustic demands each interior will pose.
Where health and wellness are now top design priorities, incorporating natural elements – including timber – is thought to increase occupant wellbeing by 15%. With a vast range of organic and engineered veneers on offer – including American walnut, oak rift cut and greenblade havana – SAS Timber products not only ensure an authentic finish, but can contribute to the design intent of the space. In addition to this, acoustics is one of the ten key concepts established by the WELL v2 standard. Contributing towards the health and wellness of the building user, SAS Timber products have been designed and tested to provide acoustic support. To provide a high level of sound absorption, the use of perforation or groove patterns on each panel is present in order to achieve optimal acoustic effect.
SAS Timber ceiling systems are parallel to their trusted metal counterparts. SAS130 Timber lay-in panels are ideal for interiors which require easy installation and quick access to the ceiling void, including retail environments and conference centres. Available in a flush (Alugrid) or square edge (Tee Grid) finish, depending on the client’s requirements, SAS130 Timber panels assure seamless installation with a professional, uniform finish. For projects which have a little more creative free rein, SAS200 Timber is a perfect basis for fully bespoke timber panel designs. With SAS200, when it comes to access and service integration, the timber panels can be simply lifted and removed from the ceiling grid. SAS200 also has considerable acoustic properties, with a dense mineral wool pad within
each panel for ample sound absorption.
For projects requiring an open-soffit ceiling design, SAS500 Timber baffles are unsurpassed. An alternative to a suspended ceiling system, these baffles absorb sound and prevent reverberation, enabling designers to create beautiful ceilings with excellent acoustic performance. In spaces which require acoustic control, visual impact and natural cooling, SAS750 Timber is a dynamic system which hits the mark on these vital requirements. With linear profile ceilings, as opposed to a baffle design, clients can benefit from service integration, acoustic performance and high-end aesthetics with the SAS750 system. An attractive addition to SAS International’s portfolio, the new branch of SAS Timber ceiling solutions will assure occupants can experience a piece of the outside world in their indoor environment. With an ability to transform a timber ceiling proposal into a beautiful reality, SAS International’s timber range has endless aesthetic, design and acoustic possibilities for any building of any nature.