Landmark care home gets time saving treatment

Landmark care home gets time saving treatment

A suspended grid system from Armstrong Ceiling Solutions, that sub-contractors have found supremely quick to install, has been used on a building forming part of a council's biggest-ever capital investment programme.

Approximately 3,500m2 of Armstrong's DGS (Drywall Grid System) was specified for the new state-of-the-art £13 million New Dumbarton Care Home designed by Cooper Cromar Architects for West Dumbarton Council in conjunction with hub West Scotland, its development partner.

The DGS suspension system for plasterboard ceilings gives specifiers the option to use as a standalone, wall-to-wall, or in combination with Armstrong tiles and Axiom perimeter systems as a fully compatible solution. The Armstrong systems were installed by specialist sub-contractor Brian Hendry Interiors, a member of Armstrong's Green Omega network of sustainably-certified installers, for main contractor Morgan Sindall. Managing director Brian Hendry said: "Armstrong's DGS is without a doubt a good product and compared to a traditional MF system the installation time is reduced, with basically one of the MF installation elements removed completely."

Morgan Sindall's Craig Guthrie, general foreman, construction Scotland, said: "We benefitted from the grid going up faster than other systems. Also, it does not get damaged as easily and can be easily repaired."

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