Dry lining is a term that over the years has broadened its meaning to cover a wide range of applications. Dry lining consists of several processes starting with dot and dabbing plaster boards to the structure of the building and then tapping and jointing to create a finished wall similar to plaster and skim so it is ready for decoration. The process covers any plasterboard application that is tapped and jointed like metal and timber stud partition walls and wall liners and can include thin coat plaster skim. Whatever the application requirements Partridge Interiors Ltd has the experience to handle it.
Dot and dab:
Gypsum boards, thermal boards or specialist application boards are fixed to the structure of the building with a drywall adhesive solution with the option of an additional mechanical fix for specialist applications.
Metal stud partitions:
A metal framework is constructed and fixed from floor to soffit with one or more layers of gypsum board or specialist application boards mechanically fixed to the framework with the option to insulate the cavity for sound and thermal requirements.
Jumbo stud walls:
Jumbo stud walls are a supersized metal stud partition wall often used to separate industrial and retail units with a 146mm wide robust metal stud. These walls can be built to heights of 11.5m with one or more layers of gypsum or specialist application boards. They can be fitted with either ply or wire mesh for extra security between properties.
A metal frame fixed from floor to soffit and braced back to the building structure with one or more layers of gypsum board or specialist application boards with the option to insulate the cavity.
Independent wall liners:
A robust metal frame fixed from floor to soffit without the need for bracing back to the structure. They have one or more layers of specialist application boards with the option to insulate the cavity to increase acoustics and thermal properties. Constructing this system without the need for bracing reduces the sound transference and is commonly used to create a party wall or a quiet meeting or boardroom solution.
This versatile system is a bit of a crossover although it is a suspended ceiling it is very much a dry lining system. It is a suspended ceiling that comprises of a metal frame suspended from the structural soffit of the building with one layer or multiple layers of gypsum board or specialist application boards mechanically fixed to the framework with the option to insulate the cavity. In the right hands MF ceilings are excellent for creating features shapes lighting details and bulkheads of all shapes and sizes or mixed it with suspended ceiling grid system adds spender and accessibility for maintenance.