MATADOR DRY WALL NON-LOAD
BEARING PARTITION SYSTEM
Advantages Of Steel Stud In Wall Construction
• Partition Design
The three standard widths of 53, 63 and 73 mm enable a
wide variety of partition thickness to be used when clad with 9.5 or
12.5 mm board in single or double layers.
The studs and tracks are rolled from galvanised steel
strip to BS 2989. Knurled surface provides a non-slip surface to assist
screw entry. Cut outs are provided in the studs at 250mm, 850mm and
1745mm centres. Main feature is the interlocking of the studs, this
helps on site when you have a range of variable heights, minimise
lengths you have to stock, and waste also boxes to provide additional
strength at doorways. The studs are also available in heavy duty gauge,
especially for partitions above normal recommended height (contact out
technical department for guide). Studs can be supplied cut to lengths to
minimise labour time on site.
• Quality Construction
Steel stud does not shrink or warp. Its dimensional
stability eliminates wall cracks and nail "pops" due to swelling
shrinkage. It is an incombustible material.
High strength to weight ratios of these steel members
provide design and installation economies through wider permissible
spacings, longer spans, greater heights and increased rigidity. Overall
wall thicknesses may often be reduced, gaining usable floor space.
• Light Weight
The reduced wall weight of steel stud construction
compared to masonry or concrete often results in worthwhile savings on
footings, foundations and reinforcing requirements.
Steel doesn't burn - - doesn't add to fires. For
concealed wiring and services. Standard length 2.7 M, 3.0 M, 3.6 M, and
4.0 M are available.
The steel framing systems permit the use of any interior
facing materials or combination of materials. These are adaptable to use
in conjunction with plasterboard, wood and masonry elements as required.
Hollow walls furnish a cavity for location of mechanical
services, saving the costs and space required for enclosures. Punched
openings in the studs speed installation of plumbing and electrical
systems by permitting passage of horizontal runs of piping and wiring
without cutting chases. Drywall studs are light in weight, easy to
handle and install... simplify non-bearing partition construction.
Facings are quickly attached with screws. Punchouts in studs make
installation of piping and wiring faster than with wood or masonry
• Performance (Acoustic)
Gypsum Plasterboard manufacturers have carried out tests
on partitions constructed with steel stud framing. Average sound
reduction index figures ranging from 33dB to 44.2dB being obtained.
Fire tests have also been carried out resulting in fire
protection performances of 1 hr.
Details of Acoustic performances and fire test results of partitions
constructed of Gypsum Plasterboard on metal studs can be obtained from
the manufacturers of Gypsum Plasterboards.