On many commercial dry lining projects we have seen the introduction of lightweight metal stud partitions. Metal stud can have benefits over timber stud not least sound attenuation, accuracy of the substrate and an improved and certificated fire performance. Building metal stud partitions, though not beyond the scope of the well skilled is generally best left to a partition or dry lining contractor. The choice of type of metal stud is pretty much endless and there are door openings and abutment details to contend with. Building a series of metal stud walls proficiently will almost always involve buying additional tools for your toolbox and the extra expense.
There are metal ceiling systems available too. Metal ceiling components can be used to create plasterboard lined suspended ceiling or indeed cross battened over a timber ceiling to improve sound performance or to accommodate services.
What is Dry lining? – Dot and Dab:
When dry lining masonry this is commonly referred to as ‘dot and dab’. Much more skilled than dry lining to timber studs this involves using plasterboard or drywall adhesive. The adhesive is applied to the wall using a trowel and hawk as trowel size dabs standing off the wall in a uniform pattern. Having carried out all the checks, measurements etc appertaining to fitting plasterboard to a stud wall the plasterboard is then offered onto the evenly spaced dabs and tamped back using a straight edge and level. The plasterboard is then checked for level and square both vertically and horizontally before progressing across the wall.
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