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Internal Lightweight Partitioning

Metal stud partitions are non-load bearing internal partitions suitable for residential, commercial and retail developments.

Dry lining

Drylining is a system for cladding/lining the internal faces of buildings, including both walls and ceilings.

Finishing

Internal plasterboard systems require taping and jointing or a skimming plaster finish to complete the wall surface.

Suspended Secondary Ceilings

A suspended ceiling is a secondary ceiling that is hung below the main structural soffit of a building.

SFS (Steel framing Systems)

SFS is a lightweight, steel structural framing system which can be installed as an infill system, fixed between floors, or as an over sail system which is fitted outside the structural building frame.

External Wall Insulation Systems (EWI)

EWI systems are a cost-effective way of insulating a building.

Specialist Rendering

External render to EWI systems uses silicone and acrylic based render that repels water, provides weather protection and has self-cleaning abilities. These thin coat render products used alongside basecoats and primers are flexible, crack resistant and come in a vast range of colours and finishes.

Case Studies

  • The General Bristol
  • Bath Riverside
  • Hinkley Point C
  • Bristol Airport
  • Stoke Gifford Retirement Village
  • Aberdare Community School

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Internal Lightweight Partitioning

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Paul Norman, Project Lead, Laing O’Rourke

Metal stud partitions are non-load bearing internal partitions suitable for residential, commercial and retail developments. The different systems available can provide solutions for simple space division through to high-performance walls that need to meet high specification fire resistance, sound insulation and height requirements. These versatile systems are a fast and cost-effective method for internal layout solutions in both refurbishment and new build developments.

  • Internal
    Lightweight
    Partitioning
  • Dry-lining
  • Finishing
  • Suspended
    Secondary
    Ceilings
  • SFS (Steel
    framing
    Systems)
  • External Wall
    Insulation
    Systems
  • Specialist
    Rendering
  • Case Studies
  • Back to top

Dry-lining is a system for cladding and lining the internal faces of buildings, including both walls and ceilings. Dry-lining has become increasingly popular due to its ease and speed of construction and flexibility it offers to both the client and architect. By selecting the appropriate system, fire, thermal, sound and vapour permeability can all be achieved effectively.

  • Internal
    Lightweight
    Partitioning
  • Dry-lining
  • Finishing
  • Suspended
    Secondary
    Ceilings
  • SFS (Steel
    framing
    Systems)
  • External Wall
    Insulation
    Systems
  • Specialist
    Rendering
  • Case Studies
  • Back to top

Internal plasterboard systems require taping and jointing or a skimming plaster finish to complete the wall surface. This will eliminate cracking and ensure fire and sound performances are achieved.

We can also provide installation of undercoat plaster/hardwall to most masonry backgrounds, especially where high-impact resistance is required.

  • Internal
    Lightweight
    Partitioning
  • Dry-lining
  • Finishing
  • Suspended
    Secondary
    Ceilings
  • SFS (Steel
    framing
    Systems)
  • External Wall
    Insulation
    Systems
  • Specialist
    Rendering
  • Case Studies
  • Back to top
  • Internal
    Lightweight
    Partitioning
  • Dry-lining
  • Finishing
  • Suspended
    Secondary
    Ceilings
  • SFS (Steel
    framing
    Systems)
  • External Wall
    Insulation
    Systems
  • Specialist
    Rendering
  • Case Studies
  • Back to top

SFS is a lightweight, steel structural framing system which can be installed as an infill system, fixed between floors, or as an over sail system which is fitted outside the structural building frame. The system consists of C and U-shaped studs and tracks with the component build up being designed specific to a project. Upon completion the frame will carry internal wall finishes and a variety of exterior cladding options including insulated render, rainscreen cladding and curtain walling. This ‘through the wall’ solution is popular for its structural, fire, acoustic and thermal performance.

  • Internal
    Lightweight
    Partitioning
  • Dry-lining
  • Finishing
  • Suspended
    Secondary
    Ceilings
  • SFS (Steel
    framing
    Systems)
  • External Wall
    Insulation
    Systems
  • Specialist
    Rendering
  • Case Studies
  • Back to top

EWI systems are a cost-effective way of insulating a building. Typical installation involves the fixture of a rigid layer of insulation board to an external wall or frame system, this is then covered with a combination of basecoats and reinforcing mesh and completed with a thin coat render. EWI systems provide improved energy efficiency, weather protection and minimise the risk of internal condensation.

  • Internal
    Lightweight
    Partitioning
  • Dry-lining
  • Finishing
  • Suspended
    Secondary
    Ceilings
  • SFS (Steel
    framing
    Systems)
  • External Wall
    Insulation
    Systems
  • Specialist
    Rendering
  • Case Studies
  • Back to top
  • Internal
    Lightweight
    Partitioning
  • Dry-lining
  • Finishing
  • Suspended
    Secondary
    Ceilings
  • SFS (Steel
    framing
    Systems)
  • External Wall
    Insulation
    Systems
  • Specialist
    Rendering
  • Case Studies
  • Back to top

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