Suspended Timber Ceilings

You too can create a suspended timber ceiling in any space. These architectural design features were once too time consuming and expensive for everyday use, but Austratus makes them accessible for all.  Here’s how:

  • Our patent-pending clip-on system provides the flexibility and ease of an off-the-shelf product. This simplifies everything from quoting, supply and install.
  • The Studco system makes installation a breeze: simply clip on or screw in the rails, attach plastic clips and insert the timber lengths.

  • Get just the right look, with the choice of Western Red Cedar and Hemlock timber, and Fin, Flat and Fin Combo profiles.

Our suspended ceiling systems have the added advantage of superior acoustic performance, making them a highly practical choice. Plus, our timber comes from renewable and sustainable resources, supplied by respected industry veteran Cedar Sales.

Installation: Everything you need from start to finish

Austratus offers so much more than head-turning style. Our patent-pending fitting system allows continuous lengths of timber to be simply and easily clipped into a suspended ceiling.

Complete, off-the-shelf system including hanging rods, clips, rails and selected timber profiles. A seamless finish. For added convenience, Austratus also supplies specially-engineered finishing trims and spacers.


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Four easy steps

Step 1


Simply fix your L-shaped trim to the walls as a level border.

Step 2


Place rails up to 600mm apart – Suspended.

Step 3

Place the plastic clips onto the battens approximately 600mm apart. The clips slide for minor adjustments.

Step 4

Now you’re ready to start inserting your timber lengths. Simply push the timber up, clicking the clips into the rails.

Suspended Ceiling Installation tips

  1. As you work across the room, ensure each row of timber profiles is straight. Lasers can be used to ensure accuracy.
  2. The profiles can be end-butted together with clip-on joiners, or left gapped for shadow-line effects. Adjustments are simple and hassle free.
  3. If you require speakers, lights, air vents or any other special features, the timber is easy to cut and remove. Austratus also supplies tins of touch-up coating to restore coated finishes to the end grain.
  4. Keep in mind that special features, such as air-conditioning vents, may require extra rails and clips to support the cut timber.
  5. Ensure that any smaller joins are properly supported with a short TCR rail and clips covering the adjacent profiles.
  6. Austratus has a natural acoustic rating, which can be further enhanced to suit various application requirements, with the addition of acoustic insulation. Simply cut the insulation to the required shape and size, then lay it on top of the timber profiles. Technical information is available on request.