Partition walls – brick or frame?

Partition walls are an essential element of interior design in residential and public buildings. In this press release, we present the advantages and disadvantages of two popular technologies used in the construction of partition walls: masonry and frame. Placing partition walls requires precise execution. Each of these technologies has its own specific requirements regarding, for example, acoustic or fire insulation. It is therefore always worth consulting a professional or familiarizing yourself with the relevant standards and regulations.

Partition walls play an important role in interior design. There are two main technologies for building partition walls: masonry and frame. We’ll outline some of the pros and cons of each here to help you choose the right technology for your needs.

Frame walls

They are characterized by lightness and assembly speed, which translates into lower costs and shorter implementation time. Their construction is based on steel or wooden profiles, filled with mineral wool, and the cover is made of plasterboards. Studded walls offer good insulation properties, but their load capacity is limited to 30 kg. This can make it difficult to assemble heavy shelves or cabinets. In order to increase strength, gypsum-fiber or wood-based boards can be used. Better sound insulation can be achieved by using wider frame profiles. Mineral wool of the appropriate thickness will also work, but it may affect the weight of the partition.

Masonry walls

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Brick walls are solid and allow for the assembly of heavy elements, such as cabinets or shelves with books. However, they are heavier than stud walls, which can be a challenge for the ceiling. The disadvantage of the brick technology is the longer implementation time and the need to use special anchors for mounting elements on thin walls made of aerated concrete or hollow bricks.

Partition walls – summary

Both frame and masonry walls have their advantages and disadvantages. The choice of the appropriate technology depends on the individual needs of the investor and the local conditions. Lightweight and quick to assemble, stud walls are the perfect solution for smaller and quick projects. Solid and durable brick walls will prove themselves in the case of larger and more demanding investments.

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