How To Make a Bulkhead?

How To Make a Bulkhead?

Install a suspended ceiling, why not! The challenge can be more complex when hiding a ventilation duct.

Embassy Ceilings has THE solution for you! With just a few tips and simple steps, you can achieve a perfect bulkhead that matches your ceiling.

The solution: first of all, you need to create a new structure on which the anchors will be installed to support the suspended ceiling panels.

Below are the steps to make a bulkhead and hide a ventilation duct:

1. Build a structure around the element to be covered.

Créer une structure












2. Insert a piece of cardboard from the packing box to support the back of the panel.

Insert a piece of cardboard


3. Install the anchors on the structure.

Installer les ancrages


3. Glue the main crossbars together to create an inside and outside 90° corner.

Coller les traverses principales


4.  Cut and insert the panels between the main crossbars. Then cut and glue the secondary crossbars.

Coller les traverses secondaires


5. Cut 3/8 inch wide support and insert them inside the crossbar to support the pannels.



6. Take the inside measurement of the crossbar and add 3/8 inch to cut the panels.


For more details, check out the specific video on the subject here :

Bulkhead video


You can also watch the full installation video :

Full installation video

See also the complete Installation Guide

Additional videos on the topic are also available in our Learning Center.

Do you have more questions?
Consult the "Frequently Asked Questions" section of our Web site and the product brochure.

Our products are available at most hardware stores in Quebec. You can find the list on our Web site.

You wish to calculate the material that will be needed for your project?
Use the Embassy Ceilings quantity calculator, also on our website.