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Partitions form a necessary and integral part in all forms of building and construction. Often cheaper than masonry and certainly more lightweight, partitions can be constructed and dry lined in such a way to improve acoustic and fire performance.

Single and multi-layered plasterboards are used to modify or improve a partition performance, improving partition performance for fire and sound requirements. Metal stud partitions offer a drywall solution often saving not only money but on many occasions programme times too.

Steel partitions are an excellent tool to use when redesigning your existing space and can provide built in additional security for businesses dealing with high risk stock.

Check out the FATE partition calculator in the member’s area for help when quantifying or pricing your job.

Providing excellent levels of performance and flexibility metal stud partitions are the modern choice of architects and designers. Particularly suitable for robust environments; schools, hospitals, nursing homes etc. All elements of commercial, industrial and residential projects benefit from the use of performance rated partitions.

The introduction of insulation to the partition cavity will improve acoustic performance and metal stud partitions are manufactured with holes or slots to allow ease of service installation.

Metal or timber pattresses can be used to support larger items, integrated within the partitions.

Multi layered performance plasterboards and the application of acoustic sealant to wall and ceiling junctures will enhance the partitions’ performance. Extremely high sound proofing is readily attainable when metal partitions are professionally installed with all design criteria accounted for.

Learn to understand the anomalies that can be inherent with complex partition designs. Learn with experience how to price these works properly with no short cuts. As a partition company always seek to improve overall construction methods and the subsequent performance of any metal systems you erect, value engineering where practicable.

Along with attention to detail and strict quality control, experience holds the key to your success.

For more information and an insight into the basic principles of partition construction check out our drylining page.

In some office environments consideration may be given to using demountable partitions. Solid demountable partitions offer an effective way to create an ideal office environment quickly and efficiently. Whether you are looking for the performance of acoustics, fire rating or a simple office divide, using a trusted range of demountable partitions is the perfect way to achieve this

Demountable partitions use a framework that allows the system to be removed and re-installed should your requirements as a company change. Demountable partitions can offer excellent value for money. They also have the added advantage that as they are moveable, therefore classed as ‘Plant and Machinery’ for tax purposes.

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