Derby Ceilings and Interiors install all types of ceilings including traditional plaster ceilings, open cell ceilings, and both lay-in and concealed suspended ceilings.

Suspended ceilings are particularly popular because they can significantly reduce heating costs and increase sound absorbency. At the same time, suspended ceilings add to the aesthetics of a space by both concealing services such as electricity, water and telecommunications, and providing the ideal platform for a huge variety of lighting options. Specialist suspended ceiling systems, such as wash-down ceilings, provide clean working environments in facilities such as food processing plants.

Derby Ceilings and Interiors is one of a select group of organisations to have achieved 'Armstrong Recognised Interior Contractor' status. Armstrong is the world's largest ceiling system manufacturer.

"The great thing about ceilings is the enormous variety of work we get to undertake. Some clients purely want a robust, no-nonsense suspended ceiling, others want their ceiling to be a bold design statement. At Hawkstone Park Golf Club, for example, we installed a tapered octagonal ceiling which finished as a circle at the apex.

We are fortunate in having an extremely broad customer-base. We've installed open cell ceilings in shopping centres, metal suspended ceilings in prisons, and concealed suspended ceilings on countless commercial and retail projects. From time-to-time we get the exciting challenge of creating barrel-vault ceilings.

For me, a successful ceiling project is a combination of planning, quality craftsmanship, and project management. In my experience, all clients - whether they're private or public - want to keep disruption and mess to a minimum and we invest a lot of time in developing method statements which fit around our clients' day-to-day operations"

"One project which stands out in my mind was the installation of specialist sound absorbent suspended ceilings in the offices at RAF Waddington, home of the European Fighter HQ. In this case, the ceilings were designed to stop the sound getting in!"

John Chambers.