Bridging with Connect Space bar - alternative suspension when space is scares
Assembly of the suspended ceiling often takes place late in the building process. The ceiling contractor must therefore take other building elements such as ventilation pipes, light fittings, pillars, ceiling windows etc into consideration. For the end result to be satisfactory, it must be ensured that perimeter tiles are the right size and are symmetric.
Installation as per the given instructions might therefore be difficult. A simple solution when a main runner can’t be suspended the recommended way is to bridge with Connect Space bars.
Point loads must be avoided since the bearing capacity is somewhat limited in comparison to the Connect Adjustable hanger.
This method is possible for edge A and E max 20 mm and Focus DG.
In this case, the surrounding main runners must be suspended at 1000 mm centres and the distance between the Space bars may not exceed 1000 mm.
The Space bar is easily fixed with a Connect Split pin. Click on the image for a closer look.
Non-supported Connect Main runner
Connect Adjustable Hanger
Connect Space bar
Connect Split pin