1 – What is the price?
The price is calculated as a bespoke figure for each project. Due to many ceilings/projects having different structures, shapes, environments we are unable to say what price a ceiling will be until we have measurements/drawings from the client. Once we have these details our team will work as quickly as possible to get a quotation over to you.
2 – What are the maximum/minimum sizes of one panel?
There is no minimum size for a Barrisol sheet but the maximum size of one sheet is 50sqms. In most of the finishes if the sheet is wider than 1.64m then it will need a weld line but there are also quite a few finishes that can go up to 2.6m before they need a weld line. If you need to find out the exact width of a certain finish before it needs a weld line please contact us and we will be able to let you know.
3 – How long does it take to install?
This depends on the size of the project and intricacy. For example a 50 square metre rectangle ceiling would take around a day to install. On the other hand if you look at our blog the ‘Natural History Museum’ some 300sqms of Barrisol material took only 2 days to install.
4 – Are Barrisol fabric samples available?
Yes they are, please look through our Barrisol colours page and let us know which finishes you require. We can only take order for a few samples at any one time and the samples are A5 or A4 depending on the finish ordered. Please be aware we have to order in these samples and they can take up to 7-10 days to arrive.
5 – What finishes are available?
There are over 16 different finishes with over 300 different colours overall, please take a look at our colours page to see the full range.
6 – What’s the most cost effective finish?
The most cost effective finish is the Barrisol matt range.
7 – What needs to be in place for us to affix ceiling?
We can fix our track to a finished perimeter structure. For a lightbox for example we normally request the main contractor to install a plasterboard sub structure which has 9mm plywood behind it. If it is an extruded lightbox that can’t be fitted with plasterboard then a thick MDF structure will suffice.
8 – To what does the Barrisol track affix?
There are many different tracks used to install the Barrisol ceilings, please refer to the track system page. The most popular tracks used are the BS350/01 and BS350/11 for the perimeter of the ceilings and the BS350/16 to adjoin two separate panels. There is a wide range of track available to accommodate any complex shape.
9 – What is the fire rating?
For most of the Barrisol finishes the fire rating is B-S1-d0 which is a class 0 fire rating and some are B-S2-d0 which is class 1 fire rating.
10 – What is the warranty on the Barrisol material?
Manufacturer’s warranty – 10 years for manufacturing defects to membrane, harpoon and weld lines.
11 – Can you clean the Barrisol material?
Yes we can clean Barrisol with the suitable ‘Barriclean’ product to ensure product warranties still apply. The recommended cleaning schedule is once every 12-24 months. The area has to be cleaned lightly with a clean micro-fibre cloth. Any foreign objects, contaminants, stains or dirt should be cleaned off the membrane immediately. Items not cleaned immediately may damage the material.
12 – What is the minimum depth required for a backlit Barrisol ceiling?
The minimum depth above a translucent panel is 80mm to enable us to fix the LED strip to the lid of the box at 60mm spacing’s. If the LED was any closer than 80mm, striping would be visible on the sheet. Barrisol Welch recommend a depth of 250mm as this is more cost effective and efficient to run.
13 – Can it be installed outside?
As long as it is under a suitable and durable canopy yes Barrisol material can be installed outside but without any warranty. If you would like to install a material that does have warranty outside then you will need Barrisol Trempo.
14 – Can you have spotlights/sprinklers protruding through the material?
Yes you can spotlights/sprinklers protruding through the material. A reinforcing ring would be fitted onto the Barrisol material to enable the lighting/sprinklers to be installed. Alternatively to avoid ruining the aesthetics of the ceiling the sprinklers/lights can be affixed into a specially designed separator track. Please view the track systems page to see examples of these specific separator tracks.