Partitioning Systems within Buildings
The many modern or new partitioning systems on the market today offer many advantages over traditional forms of construction. When compared with block-work or timber stud, lightweight metal stud based systems can be installed in a very productive and efficient manner. Metal studs also allow us to retain high levels of quality control and strict tolerances on setting out. All of the above ensures that we can comply with tight building deadlines, as demanded by the industry.
The key attributes of metal stud and demountable internal partitions.
Lighter in weight – less loading on the buildings structure
Reduced installation time
Lower cost of installation due to reduced time on site
Incorporation of M&E services including cable management
Numerous options on insulation and board finish/performance
Re-locatable giving flexibility to the client.
Main System Types:
1. Metal stud / Plasterboard
Varying types of studs, mainly 50mm, 70mm or 146mm. Faced with any type of plasterboard dependent on performance required. Very flexible system which can be tailored to meet thermal, acoustic and structural fire protection requirements. Operable over a wide range of environments and duty ratings.
Main manufacturers: British Gypsum, Knauf, and Lafarge
2. Relocatable Systems
Primarily utilised within office environments. Based on a metal stud framework with aluminium or steel colour coded sections. Panels can be solid or glazed and include integral blinds. Doors are also integrated into the system, with many varied wood veneers on offer.
Again very flexible. Good for creating new offices, meeting rooms etc, and optimising the space available. As the name suggests they can be taken down and re-located.
3. Metal Faced Systems
Similar in detail to the relocatable systems above but utilizing powder coated or plastisol covered panels. The systems are used to form secure areas, storage areas, or clean rooms. The glazing is often replaced by security mesh in storage areas. These systems are extremely durable and flexible and easily relocated.
Main Manufacturers: Troax
4. Silicon Glazed Partitions
Frameless partitioning systems have outstanding aesthetics. The joints between the glass sheets are formed by using an ultra slim silicon joint which can be pre formed or installed on site. Head and wall channels are available in aluminium or timber. Suited to virtually every environment, systems may be single or double glazed. Walls can be straight, faceted or curved.
We offer a huge choice of doors ranging from the conventional hinged timber type to sliding glass and flush double glazed. Corporate logos can be incorporated into the manifestation of the glass. If required systems can be supplied giving fire resistance up to 60 minutes integrity and insulation – depending on construction.
Main Manufacturers: Avanti ‘Solare’; Tenon ‘Vintage’ and SAS ‘Clarity’.
Call us on 01392 834980 or contact us via the website to arrange a meeting to discuss your requirements.
(Images courtesy of Invotek, Troax, CCF and Tenon Partitions).