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Installing Durra Panel In Partition Walls

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January 7th, 2020

Apart from being an ideal choice for when needing sound-absorbing and fire-rated panels, one of the key benefits of Durra Panel® panels is that they are strong enough to be installed into a wall without the backing of a timber frame. This means that you can save vital space for internal walls simply by using our steel wall system frames.

Here’s our step-by-step guide on how to install Durra Panels in partition walls for both load-bearing and non-load-bearing walls:

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Instructions for load-bearing walls
Instructions for non-load-bearing walls

Instructions for load-bearing walls

A load-bearing wall is designed to hold the weight of the elements above it. Here is how to install Durra Panels in areas where a timber frame already exists:

Fix the Durra® Single Channel to the floor and ceiling to form the top and bottom track.

Stand the Durra Panels® vertically within the Durra Single channel track.

Install the Durra® Double Channel Studs as panel-to-panel joiners for load-bearing strength and rigidity.

Instructions for non-load-bearing walls

A non-load-bearing wall doesn’t support any of the structural weight of the house or building. Here is how to install Durra Panels in areas that have a wall weight of up to 2.7 metres:

Install the Durra Panels® vertically within a Durra® Single Channel top and bottom track or on top of a timber base plate. For double layered partition walls requiring an internal cavity, Durra Panel® can be fixed against a timber top and bottom plate.

Use biscuit connectors along the long edges of Durra Panel® and screw fix either side of the join to hold panels together.

Joins between Durra Panels® can be left undressed, filled with builder’s sealant or trimmed with Durra® Aluminum Sections.

Install skirting board and cornice to conceal top and bottom fixings to finish.

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