If you are looking to make extra rooms in your house or building, whether that be an extra bedroom, en-suite bathroom or even a home office, incorporating a Metal Stud Wall might be your best option.
Metal stud partitioning is used to create a stud wall by forming a framework of metal studs. A stud wall is usually formed when building an extension to an existing building, loft conversions or changing room layouts within a property.
What is a Metal Stud Wall?
A metal stud wall is essentially a standard wall that is built together with studs to support a walls structure. The metal stud wall is then attached together with either drywall or plasterboard.
Why Metal Stud Partitioning?
Making extra rooms by using a Metal Stud Wall is a much easier and cheaper option than the alternative of moving to a house with more rooms, which is why many people will opt to use a Metal Stud Partition to create extra rooms within their homes or buildings.
A Metal Stud Wall comprises of Metal Stud Framing secured to floor, ceiling, and walls, and is then covered with plasterboard. Building a Metal Stud Wall is a fairly easy job when a Metal Stud Partition is installed correctly.
A stud wall made with metal stud partitioning can be inlaid with insulation material and then boarded with plasterboard to form a firm, robust wall.
Metal stud walls have lots of advantages over a traditional timber frame stud wall including;
- The metal stud is easy and light to work with.
- A metal stud wall cannot split like timber could when worked with.
- They can be fixed more accurately.
- They are quicker to build than a timber stud wall, as well as being economical.
- They are naturally more fire resistant than timber walling
- They are insect and mould proof.
- A metal stud wall can also be used in a basement or other area that may be prone to humidity or moisture as they are not affected by it.
When you start instaling a metal stud wall you should start with the ceiling and floor tracks and then add the metal studs between the two, measuring each gap as you go in case of height changes due to sloping ceilings or floors.
Be extra careful when working near cabling as if it runs across the base tracks and gets trodden on or a weight laid on it, it could cut the cord and give you an electric shock. To prevent this make sure you cover the metal tracks nearest to the cables with a spare piece of track, as used upside down it makes a good shield to protect the cables from the sharper edges.
How to build a Metal Stud Wall
Before building your Metal Stud Wall, you may want to consider your design options, and things like plumbing or heating depending on what room you wish to build with Metal Stud Framing. If your Metal Stud Partition wall is going to make a bathroom, you may have to consider the plumbing that will need to be put in before installing the plasterboard. Similarly, you may want to consider adding insulation to your wall, which is done by simply fitting an insulation slab between the Metal Stud Framing before applying the plasterboard to your Metal Stud Wall.
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