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Identifying your grid system

The first step to finding your ceiling grid system online, is to firstly identify what brand of grid system you have. Many people aren’t familiar with the amount of different manufacturers and brands that exist in the ceilings market.

The most commonly found brands are Knauf AMF, Armstrong Zentia, Rockfon CMC & AMF Donn. These grid brands are found in most suspended ceiling systems due to their high quality, competitive pricing and warranty’s.

To identify your grid & noggin components, either use our Ceiling Grid Matcher, which well show you the types of connections on the grid. Or do the following:

  1. Check the end connection component of the grid
  2. Check the connection holes for shape
  3. Check for brand stamps down the length of the grid parts
  4. Check for any logos
  5. Check the width of the grid, is it 24mm or 15mm?
  6. Send us a picture of the grid end and connection hole

The different sizes & parts

Suspended ceiling grids are made in two widths, 24mm standard grid and 15mm narrow grid, also known as Microlook. These two options are offered depending on the finish you are looking for. The 24mm grid is the standard system you will find in most ceilings, that is compatible with normal board edge ceiling tiles and tegular ceiling tiles. The 15mm narrow grid is compatible with the above board edge tiles, and Microlook ceiling tiles. This is due to the edge detail needing to be much thinner.

Armstrong Prelude Cross Tee Hook

The components that make up your grid system to 600mm x 600mm are below:

  1. Main Runner / Main Tee
  2. 1200mm Cross Tee
  3. 600mm Cross Tee
  4. Wall Angle / Edge Trim

You must use all of these components in order to build your grid system correctly. So, if it is replacement cross tee bars you require only, you need find out which length of tee bar it is. For a brand new grid system, we offer suspended ceiling grid kits that are pre made for simplicity.

I still can’t identify my grid!

If you are still struggling to find your grid components, call one of our specially trained team members today on 01253 864902, or email your pictures over to

Suspended Ceiling Grids & Tee Bars? We Have You Covered At!

Do you have a suspended ceiling and need to find out what tiles and grid you have?

Adding to your suspended ceiling or replacing components isn’t always as straight forward as you would think. This is because not all ceiling grid cross tees are compatible with one another, which means you must find the correct type of tee that will match with your ceiling system.

Finding Your Grid System

There are many different manufacturers of suspended ceiling grid components which means there are many types to choose from. Over the years there have been a lot of discontinued products which can leave you in sticky situation if you require this product for your ceiling. The way we can get around this is finding the closest match to your existing grid, simply email a picture of your grid (including the connecting holes) to and one of our experts will match the grid for you.



Take a look at our grid matching tool also to try and identify your grid system:

Need help finding the right suspended ceiling grid for you? Get in touch here.


FAQ Center

AMF Ventatec Grid System

Is This Grid Compatible With Any System?

Unfortunately not. The AMF Ventatec grid is a stand alone system, it is only compatible with its own components and you must make sure that you only use the same type of Ventatec grid together as the range includes different variations such as joggled grid and butt grid which define the edge of the connecting parts. For more information on joggled and butt ceiling grids pleas contact us today or visit their dedicated information pages.

What Components Are Needed To Create The System?

To create a full suspended ceiling grid system you will need the following components;

  • AMF Ventatec 3.6m Main Tees
  • AMF Ventatec 1200mm Cross Tees
  • AMF Ventatec 600mm Cross Tees
  • AMF Ventatec 3m Wall Angle
  • Suspension Wire
  • Angle Fixing Brackets
  • Suspended Ceiling Tiles

Why Are Some Grids Wider Than Others?

There are two different grid widths available. The 24mm grid (the most commonly used) and the 15mm grid.

Is This System Fire Rated?

The AMF Ventatec grid system has been fire tested and certified under certain criteria that must be met;

  1. Using the Thermatex tile range
  2. Using 15mm thick tiles under steel and concrete.
  3. Using 19mm thick tiles under timber and mezzanines
  4. Ensuring that any lighting is installed with a fire hood above
  5. Installing the grid system as per the manufacturers guidelines