At McLaughlin Taylor Drylining, we specialise in the construction of load bearing structural framed systems (SFS) and non-load bearing metal framed (MF) partition wall systems. These wall systems are efficient and cost effective and can be used in all types of new and existing buildings. Partition walls cover all applications from room division through to high performance walls designed to suit specific design requirements. Our in-house team can advise you with height requirements, thermal insulation properties, sound insulation as well as fire and impact resistance. We liaise with many technical departments to ensure we give you the best advice possible.
Metal Stud Framing
Metal stud framing is used to construct non-load bearing internal partitions suitable for all types of commercial and residential developments. This method of building internal walls has many advantages including speed of installation, ease of reconfiguration, as well as been significantly more cost effective compared to masonry alternatives.
Structural Framing System (SFS)
A structural framing system (SFS) is used to construct load bearing internal and external walls. SFS is a light gauge, galvanized steel structural framing system suitable for a wide range of applications throughout the construction industry. Here at Mc Laughlin Taylor we specialise in external building cladding using the Metsec structural framing system. The metal framing can be finished with various materials for the external facade such as insulated render, metallic panels or Corium cladding achieving a weatherproof structure. The inside can then be insulated and dry lined ready for decoration. SFS can also be used to provide high separating walls for factory units or atriums
Dry lining is broadly defined as the use of plasterboard to line a metal frame partition. As opposed to conventional masonry blocks built with mortar and plastered (“wet trade”), dry lining is essentially dry. The quick and easy installation is the main advantage gained from using dry lining. Dry lining is lightweight, thus creating great flexibility in a structure’s foundational requirements, design changes, future expansion and periodic internal alterations. The type of plasterboard used determines the walls thermal, acoustic and fire retention properties. A plaster boarded wall may be finished by using a paper tape and joint filling process to achieve a smooth, continuous surface ready for decoration.