FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)

Here are some frequently asked questions.

  • Of what is Barrisol made ?
    The Barrisol sheets are made with a polymer whose formula is property of Barrisol. Barrisol holds the patent of manufacture and composition of material. Barrisol holds more than 80 patents. Barrisol sheets are classified M1 in France, Bd B-S2-d0 and B-S3-d0 (brushed suedes) in Europe and CLASS ‘O' under Building Regulation in UK and Class I in the USA. Barrisol sheets are not toxic and 100% recyclable.
     
  • Is the safety of BARRISOL sheets assured? 
    BARRISOL sheets meet the criteria of the French, Europeans and international standards. For more details, read the Security paragraph
     
  • Which is the resistance of the Barrisol ceilings ?
    In case of water damage, the Barrisol ceilings can support masses of many liters of water (without perforations of the sheet and with a profiles fixation of 30 kg/m).  The sheets are very strong. They can support masses up to 150 kg without breaking and then find back their initial form. 
     
  • How is a Barrisol ceiling installed ?
    A Barrisol stretch ceiling is installed a few centimeters of the existing ceiling by an approved Barrisol installer.  The Barrisol sheet can be fixed at any height of the plenum with a distance minimum of 1,5 cm and a maximum distance unbounded.

    A traditional installation such as a room to be slept of a surface of 25 m² simple form implies one half-day of work and does not require important displacement of pieces of furniture.
     
  • Can we clean a Barrisol ceiling ?
    In normal use, a Barrisol ceiling does not need to be cleaned. If this ceiling were to be stained, it can be cleaned with chamois leather. There are also adapted products of cleaning (ask us for cleaning products).
     
  • Can we install a Barrisol sheet on a wall ?
    Yes, see the 'Barrisol Wall' to have more explanations.
     
  • Does Barrisol propose an air-conditioning by the ceiling ?
    Barrisol is the only manufacturer to propose a reversible air conditioning system cold AAA hot AAA according to the ISO 7730 standard.
    This air-conditioning is invisible, silent and even. It can also be luminous and acoustic.
     
  • How does the Barrisol Clim® Air Conditioning system work ?
    The Air Conditioning system is even, silent and invisible, it is integrated into your Barrisol® stretch ceiling. A complete explanation is available here. If you have other questions, please contact us.
     
  • How many distributors does have Barrisol ?
    More than 1200 in more than 145 countries.
     
  • How many sq. meters of Barrisol stretch ceiling have already been installed ?
    More than 30,000,000 sq. meters ! For more than 50 years, certain of the quality of its products, Barrisol has guaranteed its ceilings for 10 years. Discover the awards and prizes Barrisol has received for its innovative stretch ceiling systems.
     
  • Why Barrisol is world number 1 ?
    - For the quality of its products
    - For its technical knowledge 
    - For its permanent innovation
    - By its presence in more than 145 countries

    For these reasons BARRISOL is member of the club of N°1 world to export
     
  • Does BARRISOL propose acoustic sheets ? 
    Yes, Barrisol proposes micro perforated sheets as  an acoustic absorber combining esthetics and acoustics quality.
    Note that the acoustic absorber is different from acoustic insulator. (The acoustic absorber improves the sound of the room)
     
  • Is the Barrisol ceiling recyclable? 
    Yes, Barrisol ceiling is 100% recyclable, for all the products made of copolymere.
     
  • Does BARRISOL propose recycled sheets? 
    The BARRISOL Les Recyclés® line is an additional step  in the engagement of the company for sustainable development.
    Like all other BARRISOL sheets, Les Recyclés® can be recycled, but they are produced from old BARRISOL sheets.
     
  • Is Barrisol stretch ceiling ecological ?
    Yes, Barrisol sheets are 100% recyclable and can be reused in other products (manufacture of garden hoses, public benches, various plastic objects). The profiles and structures are 100% recyclable. Barrisol stretch ceilings do not use water in the manufacturing process. There are no CFC or HCFC emissions. The Barrisol ceiling is guaranteed cadmium free. The Barrisol stretch ceiling has a longevity of more than 20 years, it is washable and does not need to be painted. See also the comparison with a traditional ceiling, and download our Ecology brochure (PDF file).
     
  • Is the Barrisol ceiling printable?
    Yes. Thanks to the digital printing, it is possible to print photos, logos and patterns of your choice on 14 finishes (such as matt, lacquered, satin, translucent, brushed suede, perforated, TrempoDesign, TrempoVison, recycled, metal, etc.) and 216 Barrisol colors. The patterns/photos have to be at least of a resolution of 300 DPI with a dimension of 1/10th of the sheet to print. The printing standard deadline is 3 weeks. See more information and samples of printed stretched ceiling here. For a prices request, please contact us
     
  • What is the lifespan of a Barrisol stretch ceiling ?
    A Barrisol stretch ceiling has 10-years warranty for the welding of the sheets and harpoons. (see our warranty conditions)
    However, the life of Barrisol ceilings is longer. Ceilings installed in the 90's are still in place.
    Moreover, if you wish to change Barrisol ceilings to have another color or another finish (printed, acoustic, luminous, etc), we assume the recycling of the ceilings to give them a second life.
     
  • Can I use BARRISOL outside? 
    Yes, in this case, we recommend choosing the TrempoVision® and TrempoDesign® lines.
     
  • Does Barrisol take part in HQE program? 
  • How to know if there is an approved BARRISOL installer  close to me? 
    The network of more than 1200 BARRISOL installers  all over the world is very wide. For sure, there is one close to you. To find your closest installerplease contact us.
     
  • How much does a stretch ceiling cost?
    The stretch ceiling is an excellent value for money. The Barrisol ceiling is custom-made. We would be pleased to give you the exact price if you send us the plans of your ceiling for a study. We are at your disposal to establish a free quotation on simple request.
     
  • How do I order a stretch ceiling?
    A network of distributors is at your disposal throughout France and all over the world. You will find the one closest to you at "locate your installer".
     
  • What is the minimum height for the installation of a stretch ceiling?
    It is 1.5 cm without technical elements, and if you wish to install spotlights, the required height will be the size of the chosen spotlight.
     
  • Is it possible to install any type of light fixtures in a stretch ceiling?
    Any type of light fixtures can be installed, as long as it does not give off heat above 50° celcius.
     
  • Can Barrisol stretch ceiling be installed under a heated ceiling ?
    The Barrisol stretch ceiling is ideal to allow the transmission of heat from a heated ceiling. In addition, Barrisol offers a reversible hot/cold air conditioning system.
     
  • What is the maximum size for a project with Barrisol stretch ceilings?
    There is no maximum size, projects of more than 30,000 m2 have already been installed. We adapt our fixing system to the surface to be covered, including a bathroom.
     
  • Can we realize 3D shapes with Barrisol stretch ceilings ?
    Any type of finish can be created, curve, dome, etc. We invite you to discover these examples of projects.
     
  • Is the Barrisol ceiling completely dismountable and remountable at will ?
    Yes, absolutely, we can dismantle and reassemble the ceilings, they are not disposable like some textiles.
     
  • Who to contact for after-sales service?
    The installer having installed the Barrisol ceiling.
    The Barrisol stretch ceiling benefits from a 10-year guarantee in accordance with our GCS and subject to having filled out your guarantee form.
     
  • What colour choices are possible for a ceiling?
    Barrisol ceilings are available in more than 256 colours and 12 finishes, however we can make custom colours on request.
    In addition, we can print the colour of your choice to correspond to a specific RAL code on request.
     
  • Can we install Barrisol ceilings in all the locations?
    Yes, they can be installed anywhere indoors except in saunas. For outside, we have a specific range.
     
  • Can the barrisol be installed with a chimney flue or wood stove?
    Yes, it is necessary to inform the installer who will adapt the fixing of the Barrisol rails to resist heat.
    It will be necessary to pay attention to the possible grids of hot air diffusion which could accelerate the ageing of the fabric according to their position.
     
  • Can we install a Barrisol stretch ceiling in a humid location ?
    Yes, Barrisol resists to humidity and can be installed in bathrooms, swimming pools, spa, hammams ... (but not in saunas).
    For the chlorinated or saline zones it is necessary to foresee a special anodization of 25 microns thickness of the aluminium profiles. It is also necessary to provide specific screws and bolts adapted to this type of environment.
     
  • Is there a firestop ceiling?
    The Barrisol ceiling is not firestop. However it is possible to install a firewall behind the Barrisol sheet. The Barrisol sheet allows following finishes: printed, luminous, acoustics...
     
  • How do you make a luminous ceiling?
    It is by installing LEDs behind the especially studied and conceived for this purpose translucent Barrisol sheets that we obtain a luminous ceiling.
    It is possible to have a uniform light by installing LEDs on all the surface or to have an amber effect of light with only peripheral lighting. Barrisol recommends the use of a membrane above the diffusing membrane to avoid dust and insects.
    The transmission rates of the luminaires are all tested according to standard NF-EN 410 and available on request.
     

 

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