Plasterboard and metal stud partitions are becoming ever more prevalent within modern construction projects due to their versatility, light weight and speed of construction.

A cavity, to accommodate services, combined with technology to achieve any fire and acoustic performances required make metal stud partitions ideal for use in hospitals, retail units, offices, laboratories, clean rooms, surgical rooms and cinemas.

At their basic level a metal stud partitions clad with standard plasterboard provides a quick and cheap division wall. Adjust the metal stud and replace the standard plasterboard with one of the highly engineered specialist boards now on the market to provide a partition suitable for any situation.

Metal Stud Partitions - Hospitals »

Aspect have extensive experience in the field of hospital partitions and can offer advice throughout the design stages.

Requirements for hospitals combine a need to provide fire compartmentation with an ever increasing acoustic requirement and occasionally the provision of lead backed plasterboard for X-ray rooms.

Couple these needs with a multitude of services and support noggins within the partition cavity and a complex project begins to emerge.

Hospital projects often require substantial management co-ordination and detail resolution. Aspect are well versed with these problems.


Metal Stud Partitions - Cinemas »

Over recent years Aspect have been involved with numerous cinema projects. The auditoria division walls to the majority of cinemas require the use of metal stud partitions due to height, weight and speed of construction criteria.

The high acoustic requirements of modern digital cinemas call for partition designs which are at the limits of current acoustic performance.

Construction is generally twin rows of metal stud. An acoustic cross brace ties the rows together but does not detract from the performance. Studs are then clad with multiple layers of plasterboard and the cavity filled with quilt.

Recent projects have also called for the installation of an acoustic isolation strips beneath the partitions in order reduce vibrations to a minimum; further heightening performance.

Wall heights using this system are theoretically limitless, recent projects have been built to a height in excess of 16m. Outstanding acoustic results can be achieved using modern sound resistant plasterboards now available. On site acoustic test results for one recent project were recorded in excess of the 72dB laboratory results.


Metal Stud Partitions – Residential »

With the ever growing need for residential accommodation, metal stud partitions provide a quick, versatile and performance solution to the demands of modern housing especially apartment blocks. Whilst Party walls are driven by the need to comply with fire and acoustic design criteria, modern board technology enables a single board fixed to a single stud to provide solutions to most internal partitions criteria. Be it acoustic performance, direct tiling to wet rooms or direct fixing of services and fixtures without the need for additional timber supports, all can be achieved whilst maintaining a cavity for installation of services.

Metal Stud Partitions - Structural Studwork »

An every increasing area of modern construction owing to its lower weight, improved thermal performance and the time saving on the critical path before a watertight envelope is achieved. This system enables rapid construction of the external skin or an entire building which can be clad later but allow internal works to progress. In the case of an external skin the system comprises of heavy gauge studs, installed between or bracketed to slabs, designed to withstand wind loading or to support floors above. The external stud face is generally clad with ply, sheathing and/or an insulated board layer. An external layer of slab insulation or brick cladding completes the system. Structural studwork can also be used for the complete construction of the frame for buildings up to 4 stories and as a load bearing internal wall.

Demountable Partitions »

Plasterboard or aluminium glazed/decorative/acoustic. Used extensively in office fit-outs for division of open plan rooms. Whilst not our core area of business, we are happy to undertake demountable partitions projects as either as a stand alone package or as part of a total partition package if required. We were so impressed with the quality of installation we even awarded ourselves the fit-out package for our new office!