An MF Ceiling is a Metal Framework Ceiling, or MF for short, which constructs a ceiling framework ready to install plasterboard.
MF stands for Metal Framework, which is the framework used to create your plasterboard ceiling.
The weight in which an MF ceiling can take differs between manufactures and how the metal is installed. When installing your MF5 at 400-450mm centres, and your MF7 & MF16 at 1200mm centres, the system commonly holds up to 30kg per m2 - Brand dependent.
The two standard options for hanging a plaster ceiling are using timber or MF. To hang a MF Ceiling, view our installation guide online today.
Lots of different terminology is used to describe types of drop ceilings. A plasterboard false ceiling usually refers to a timber frame, or metal frame ceiling that is then lined with plasterboard and finished with plaster.
The main components of an MF ceiling are: MF5 Furring Channel, MF7 Primary Channel, MF6A Edge Trim, MF9 Pre-Formed Clips & MF17 Hanger Angles
Yes they certainly can, we do however suggest getting a professional installer to do this for you.
The standard centers for MF5 Furring is either 400mm or 450mm centers.
The standard centers for MF7 Primary Channels is 1200mm, however this can be reduced down to 900mm centers to help increase the ceilings load bearing.
The standard centers for MF17 Hanger Angles is 1200mm, however this can be reduced down to 900mm centers to help increase the ceilings load bearing.
You can use a variety of boards and thicknesses, such as standard, fireline, soundblock and moisture boards. You would need to check the weight that your system can carry before selecting your plasterboards.
This would depend on the brand of the MF you use and the brand and type of plasterboard used with it. Usually, the MF system and one layers of 12.5mm fireline should give you 60 minutes protection - For more information call our technical team on 01253 864902.