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durlum Metal Ceilings


durlum metal ceilings and lighting solutions

durlum is a leading manufacturer of innovative, versatile metal ceilings and integrated ceiling lighting solutions. We specialise in creating unique, bespoke ceilings for any commercial project from airports, railway stations and shopping centres to office buildings, schools, sporting venues and outdoor structures, durlum ceilings can bring a sleek, modern finish to your project. We are proud to be the exclusive distributor of durlum metal ceilings in Australia.

Flexible ceiling design

durlum bespoke ceilings is the optimal ceiling choice given its design flexibility, bringing even the most complex and challenging projects to life. durlum metal ceilings are available in an array of colours, textures, perforations and finishes, which can be mixed and matched to meet design aesthetic criteria. durlum’s integrated ceiling-lighting solutions can also go beyond simple practicality to be configured to highlight design features and create senses of warmth and space.

Engineered to last

Metal ceilings are favoured for their strength, and being less prone to cracks and damage. Metal ceilings are also resistant to water damage, mould and mildew, which means they are easier to clean and can significantly reduce building maintenance and operational costs.

A safer choice

Metal ceiling tiles are manufactured to the highest Australian Standards and are fire-resistant, and can withstand an intense level of heat for a long period of time making them an ideal choice for commercial or residential projects including shopping centres, schools and apartment buildings. See some examples of designs here or download our latest project brochure.

Full project support

We are industry leaders in precise, conscious design, and have helped on major projects throughout Australia and around the world. Whatever your design timeline, technical requirements and budget, our support team will be there to offer professional advice, detailed design concepts and thorough project management to help you bring your vision to life.

As part of their commitment to sustainability, durlum has successfully achieved an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) for all of its steel, aluminium and chilled/heated ceilings. durlum has also been certified according to the international environmental management standard ISO 14001 as well as energy management standard ISO 50001.

As the exclusive distributor for durlum in Australia, Network Architectural operate under the regional durlum Product Stewardship Policy. A copy of this policy is available in our Technical Downloads here.


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Open baffle ceiling with a versatile range of design options and applications

durlum’s POLYLAM linear, open baffle ceiling offers a versatile range of design options. The number, size and perforation of the louvres can be adjusted along with a variety of different fillers to satisfy even the most demanding acoustic requirements. The stunning wooden look is available in a number of colours and finishes to bring your creative designs to life. 

Key features and benefits:
  • Linear lighting and spot-lighting can be integrated seamlessly
  • Also available in a hingeable and/or movable options
  • Can be used in buildings with activated concrete cores
  • The open ceiling is acoustically effective
  • Can include POLYLAM dur-COOLTEC ceiling system to deliver air conditioning silently and hygienically without drafts. In comparison to conventional air-conditioning systems based solely on air, durlum’s COOLTEC cooling ceilings offer lower investment, maintenance and operating costs.
Metal clip-in ceiling system with pressure-resistant suspension hanger

durlum’s S1 metal ceiling system is a clip-in system with rectangular or square symmetrical panels. It is suitable for use in rooms that require a pressure-resistant suspension hanger, such as kitchens or clean rooms. Various system options are available – with a bevel between the panels, or with sharp edges. The S1 clip-in system can be optimised for acoustics, and can be printed with visuals to suit your design requirements.

Key features and benefits:
  • Can be dismantled easily and quickly
  • Cassettes available with or without perforation
  • Lighting integration possible with durlum’s C625 lighting cassette
Versatile metal hook-mounted ceilings with flexible design options

durlum’s double hook on ceiling solutions lend themselves to a range of applications. 

The S7 rail channel system is especially well suited to sales areas or other applications where signage needs to be integrated into the ceiling. Due to its robust design it is also suitable for areas exposed to suction and impact forces, as well as in protected external spaces.  

The S10 H double hook system comes as standard with a concealed substructure, and the individual panels are hook-mounted in the system lengthwise with positive and torsion-free connections.

Channel system of rectangular panels with visible, parallel sub-structure.

durlum’s double lap ceiling solutions are perfectly suited for applications where rooms need to be divided up flexibly.

The S5 linear C-channel system has a visible, parallel sub-structure which enables flexible division of rooms. Where required, movable partition walls are secured to the parallel C-channel beams. The system is also available with hingeable and movable properties.

The S5 C-channel system with visible substructure has longitudinal as well as transverse profiles, creating a symmetrical ceiling pattern. The S5 cross louvre system enables rooms to be divided up flexibly. Where required, movable partition walls are secured to the parallel C-channel beams.

Key features and benefits:
  • Partially available with cooling meanders as a cooling ceiling
  • Can be dismantled easily and without the need for tools
  • Partially suited for pressure-tight ceiling applications
  • Alternative sub-structure with threaded rod
  • Can be dismantled easily and without the need for tools
  • Flexible design options
Metal ceiling with hook-mountable individual panels

The durlum S4 metal ceiling system has a concealed substructure with the individual panels hook-mounted and easy to remove. On request, the metal ceiling can be produced to be resistant to lifting, wind action or thrown balls, as well as foldable with mounting clips (S4.7 K). A uniform seam pattern is guaranteed even after maintenance work. 

Key features and benefits:
  • Optionally available with cooling meanders as a cooling ceiling
  • Flexible design options
Striking open-cell ceiling with numerous design options

durlum’s striking LIVA multidirectional open-cell ceiling has a dynamic, airy and uniform appearance. Combinable at different heights, the aluminium louvres, arranged at right angles to one another, create numerous eye-catching design options.

Key features and benefits:
  • Each row of blades can be folded down and removed individually.
  • Set individual accents
  • Numerous design options
Stunning three-dimensional ceiling and lighting combinations

The round apertures of durlum’s LOOP metal ceiling blend harmoniously with PUNTEO-J 60 LED downlights to create an aesthetic ceiling pattern that appears to be three-dimensional. This integrated lighting solution guarantees brilliant light quality and soft light transitions.

durlum’s elegant BUBBLE design ceiling is characterised by its convex shapes which also give the ceiling a three-dimensional look and provide a wide range of design options. BUBBLE can also be adapted to various acoustic requirements.

Key features and benefits:
  • Both ceiling patterns appear endless with LOOPs concealed joints and BUBBLEs s-shaped elements
  • LOOP is available as a screwed system (Type 2) or as a positive-hold magnet connection (Type 3)
  • BUBBLE’s elements can be hinged individually via torsion springs
  • Spot lighting can be integrated almost invisible
Mesh expanded metal double-hook system suitable for various applications

durlum’s S10 H RHOMBOS is a double-hook system with concealed sub-structure that lends itself to a vast array of applications. The panels can be suspended with positive connection and without torsional stress into the system. They are easy to install without the need for tools. 

Key features and benefits:
  • Flexible design options with a range of mesh in various sizes
Modern open-cell structure ceilings with extensive design options

durlum’s range of open-cell structure ceilings lend themselves to a range of applications and creative design options. 

GEOTE is an open-cell ceiling with a consistent and high-quality appearance, making it ideally suited for use in shopping malls, showrooms, airports and other public buildings. The double blade louvre provides an opportunity for a number of distinctive design options. 

The ‘braided’ metal TICELL open-cell ceiling is a single blade louvre structure which is characterised by a modern metallic airy lightness. Thanks to a special process, the aluminium blade surfaces are structured so their punched edges reflect the flow of light, providing a unique look.

PYTHA is a multidirectional louvre comprising equilateral triangles which offers multiple design options. Depending on the viewing angle and lighting conditions, a different ceiling impression can be obtained each time you look at it. 

Key features and benefits:
  • Easy to install
  • Every open-cell grid can be altered individually
  • Lighting can be integrated aesthetically in the ceilings
  • The ratio between cell dimension and cell height allows TICELL to provide optimum light permeability.
  • Suitable for covering the ceiling void (PYTHA)
  • Integrated carrier
Achieving visual and acoustic effects through perforation

Metal ceilings and metal wall claddings can be perforated for visual and acoustic purposes. Depending on your project, round, angled or slot-shaped apertures can be selected in various configurations and in a range of different sizes. This makes it possible to create a vast array of different looks.

A key benefit of perforations is the improvement to room acoustics. Sound passes through the perforation holes into the absorption material behind the metal ceiling or metal wall cladding (e.g. acoustic fleece, mineral wool or foam) where it is then absorbed. Speakers or ventilation systems can also use the free cross section of these perforation holes.

Elegant, floating, open metal ceiling system

durlum’s dur-SOLO raft ceilings embody visual elegance. The unobtrusive substructure with integrated cross-beams in the sail underline the floating character.

Key features and benefits:
  • Versatile and flexible, they can also be used as cooling ceilings. 
  • These raft ceilings either comprise an individual panel (Type 1) or several panels joined together (Type 2). 
  • Ideal for improving room acoustics
  • Optionally combinable with core-activated concrete ceilings
  • Can be dismantled easily and without the need for tools
Linear flow open concept tubular metal ceiling

The durlum strip panels are smooth metal ceiling elements available either smooth or with a variety of perforations and can be designed for internal and external applications. Production in steel or aluminium as well as colour coatings from the RAL range allow a host of design options. Specially designed lights for the S-Series, Y-Series, Tubular, Linear, Fin & Curve systems can be integrated perfectly into the ceilings.

Talk to a specialist

Paul Sheehan

Ceilings Division Manager

Specialises in: Ceilings

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