The construction industry can be confusing. With different terminologies and processes being used, it can be hard to understand the new developments.
In this article, we will focus on one area, the metal stud system. Here are some of the reasons why metal stud systems are preferred in construction work.
Durability and Strength
Steel studs offer significant advantages not just to homeowners but also to builders and consumers. The studs are strong yet lightweight, the ideal characteristics. The greatest advantage of using steel studs is that they eliminate pops in drywall. Because of this, there is little possibility of having costly call-backs and adjustments.
Lower Insurance Premium Benefits
Metal studs are non-toxic, allergen-free and waste-free. They are very durable which eliminates bowing that causes jamming of doors and windows. Fire insurance should be kept low as the metal studs are fire retardant.
As steel is non-combustible your home or office space has a high degree of fire safety. Metal stud partitions are commonly used if fire protection and/or sound reduction is a priority.
Benefits During the Construction Process
When it comes to the construction process, using metal stud partitions can shorten the labour time. Screws are used instead of nails which results in easier taping and flushing. By using metal stud partitions, you also eliminate nail pops and the repairs that might occur afterwards.
If you are interested in having metal stud partitions call SLP Interiors. Our system comprises a metal stud framework with layers of plasterboard fixed to the outside. A wide range of boards is available including moisture resistant, Fireline and Soundbloc. Boards can be finished with aluminium trims or taping and filling to give a monolithic finish. We have over 30 years of experience in commercial or retail fit of suspended ceilings, partitions (solid or glazed), dry lining and plastering. Contact us today to discover the benefits of metal stud partitions in your office or commercial space. All installed by our fully qualified specialists at SLP.