At Trade Insulations, we stock many brands of dry lining metal. We take pride in offering top brands at trade prices. Dry lining metal systems are all supplied by Trade Insulations for use in varying applications, such as non load bearing drywall partitions, suspended ceiling systems, and acoustic projects all at cheap trade prices for all types of customers. We produce a range of high-performance internal framing profiles for stud and track partitioning and ceiling furring applications.

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What is Dry Lining Metal?

To quickly and easily erect an internal wall, all you require is metal stud and track, plasterboard and the relevant screws and fixings.
Metal panels used in plasterboard partitions are usually constructed using dry lining systems. These are usually constructed with the U-channel system, which runs along the floors and ceilings, providing the horizontal lines of the tops and bottoms of the partitions. An upright, vertical section of the partition wall is formed by using 'C' Studs, which are fixed to the U channel, giving the partition wall rigidity. Not only is this method of construction very fast, but it also significantly reduces the amount of material used in construction.
The basic function of dry lining is to screw plasterboard sheets to either a timber or metal frame. However, metal dry lining has become significantly more popular as a result of “ease of use” and “savings” offered by metal.
Metalwork that has been dry lined offers many benefits, including a high strength-to-weight ratio and no warping, twisting or effects of moisture that are caused by wood installations.

What is a Metal Wall Lining System?

Wall lining systems are a common method of dry lining a wall, providing a smooth interior surface that can be decorated to transform a room into either a living space or working space.
Metal wall lining systems usually consist of three main components:

  • Wall liner tracks
  • Wall liner studs
  • Fixing brackets

Picture a wall with horizontal tracks running from ceiling to floor, and vertical studs running from the tracks. To reinforce the existing wall and hold the wall lining studs, brackets are used. The plasterboard is then attached to the metal grid, creating a smooth, workable finish.

What are the advantages of metal wall lining systems?

Straightforward, Quick, and Easy

Despite the availability of alternative wall liners, few are as simple to install and offer such a great product.
It is easy to install metal wall lining systems in a few steps using a handful of products. Adhesives are required for dot-and-dabs and time is needed for them to set. It takes longer to install timber battens due to the need to pack the timber away from the wall at every fix.
The advantage of metal wall lining systems is obvious if you're in the market for efficiency.

Cost is perhaps its biggest advantage. The cost of metal wall liners is much lower than that of timber, and white dot and dab may be more economical, those advantages make it the better choice.

Useful Cavity
Furthermore, one of the main advantages of wall lining systems over dot and dab is that it leaves a cavity between the existing wall and the plasterboard.
This void is ideal for adding additional items, such as insulation, membranes, and outlets, in order to complete the room.
Due to the large battens, there is often a smaller gap when timber is used. You simply can’t get the same convenience as you find with a metal wall liner.