false ceiling

false ceiling

A ceiling suspended or hung from the floor above, which hides the underneath structure and provides a space for the mechanical systems, wires and ducts.
See also: Ceiling

false ceiling

A secondary ceiling formed to provide space for services (such as ductwork) above it, to change room proportions, etc; also see suspended ceiling.
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The room was lighted by imprisoned rays of sunshine held between the ceiling proper and what appeared to be a ground-glass false ceiling a few inches below.
He calling the maintenance company to open up the false ceiling in his apartment and was shocked to see two dead rats drop down on to the floor.
MUSCAT: A student of a private college escaped unhurt by ducking his head after the false ceiling of a classroom collapsed.
CRISIL believes that DGIPL will, over the medium term, continue to benefit from demand for installation of pre-engineered buildings (PEBs) and maintain its established market position in the false ceiling and elevated floorings segment.
The false ceiling fell due to a faulty drainage system, but the field of play did not suffer much damage," he told MAIL TODAY on Tuesday.
When they removed a false ceiling in a ground floor doctors' consulting room, they spotted the vast space.
Half a metre beneath the beams hangs a false ceiling which has about the same load-bearing capacity as a super model.
A temporary false ceiling was built to serve as a platform during the construction, leaving the sales floor open to shoppers.
With this false ceiling parallel to the floor, he created a sort of subbasement within the basement, thus revealing the specific nature of the place and recalling its history; but far from disturbing the exhibition space, he aims more toward offering the visitor a multilayered experience of it, an experience in which the physical is closely linked to the imaginary.
BUNGLING burglars plunged 30ft through a false ceiling during a break-in at a North Wales school.
Police dogs were held at bay, their handlers reluctant to send them into the attic for fear they would fall through the false ceiling, Norian said.