"Clouds" system represents individually suspended frames with stretched film. Shape and size of those frames, as well as their positioning in the ceiling space can vary greatly. The design is determined by an architect and the effect he/ she wants to achieve. It could be a single 3D frame imitating a sail or several flat clouds adjacent to each other.
Depending on the effect that needs to be achieved shape and size of the frame is determined.
Shape and Installation Features
Shape and size of the frame determine its technical realisation as well as the way it is fixed to the ceiling. NewMatUSA, partner of BZ systems Inc, has developed a variety of different models for flat clouds. The choice will depend on the number and size of the clouds as well as the film that will be used.
Based on the rail the frame is constructed. Then the ceiling fabric is manufactured in the shape of a box which is stretched over the frame.
For more complex ceiling design, specifically designed frames can be built, but standard stretch ceiling rails should be used.
The cost of “Cloud” stretch ceilings is calculated based on the following factors:
1. Size of the ceiling area;
2. Suspension means;
3. 3C shape
4. Perimeter length;
5. Number of angles;
6. Number of inserted elements such as light fixture, jets, etc;
7. Type of selected film;
8. Type of selected rail mount;
In addition, the price is determined by the terms and deadlines, as well as physical location of the building. Moreover, the use of a subcontractor for cloud suspension work could lower the final cost.