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Metal Stud Systems - What Are They and What Are Their Benefits?

Metal Stud Systems - What Are They and What Are Their Benefits

The world of DIY can be a confusing one. With all sorts of terminology being thrown around from plasterboard systems, insulation boards, partitioning, suspended ceiling tiles and metal stud systems – it can feel impossible to know where to start. Although we couldn’t possibly go through everything there is to know about building materials in one blog, we can start with one of our areas of expertise – metal stud systems. Below you can find out exactly what they are and the benefits they can offer when carrying out your DIY activities.

What Are Metal Stud Systems?

Metal stud systems provide a sturdy framework for plasterboard to be fixed onto walls and ceilings. They are very versatile in the sense that insulation can easily be incorporated within the existing structure. Furthermore, when using metal stud systems, plasterboard can also be used as a cost-effective solution to building a new internal partition wall, lining or ceiling and can also be used to improve and upgrade any existing walls and ceilings.

What Are the Benefits of Metal Stud Systems?

  • Quicker and cheaper than using timber batons. Homeowners and builders who need a reliable yet cost-effective solution regularly depend on this material for projects all around the home.
  • Metal stud is available in a wide range of widths, lengths and thicknesses depending on the requirement of the build. Whether you are looking for strength, height, impact resistance or sound insulation, metal stud systems can be used for a whole range of projects.
  • Metal stud is strong, lightweight and made from uniform-quality material. This makes it a high quality and long-lasting option that drastically reduces the need for costly call-backs and adjustments.
  • Quick to install. Less manual labour is needed because the material is quick and easy to cut through and drywall screws are used as opposed to drywall nails and therefore this eliminates nail pops and the repairs that are required as a result. Reduced labour time not only means the job gets completed quicker, it also saves a lot of money if you are hiring someone to do the job for you.
  • Offers excellent fire resistance because it doesn’t possess the combustible material needed to feed a fire.
  • As the metal stud wall is a durable material, users benefit from lower insurance premiums as there is less risk of infections, fire and decay.
  • A lot of metals are made from recycled material and can therefore be reused rather than taking up space in a landfill. It is also a lot more environmentally friendly than using wood because there is no need to cut down trees and incur the logging expenses that come with it.

If you would like more information about any of our metal stud systems or any of the other building materials we stock, please don’t hesitate to contact us and a member of the team will be more than happy to help.

by Phillip Lidgerton

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