Uploaded on Nov 29, 2011
How to divide a room, or build a wall partition. This IS NOT a load bearing wall, its just a simple partition.
Using treated pine and standard thickness gyprock sheeting. I have sheeted one side of the wall with two lots of gyprock for sound proofing, because we are using it as a second lounge room / guest room lounge, and i dont want to hear their TV.
This is a great way to have a tennant live in your house and not take over your lounge room, which often happens with tennants. Give them a second lounge room with TV point etc. and say, thats where you watch TV. Having the bedroom in the same house isnt the issue, its the living area that causes problems i find.
I built the top and bottom plate in place, and just put the studs in one at a time. usually you would build the whole wall frame on the ground and then stand it up, but i had a few funny angles and measurements where i was putting it and since it wasnt load bearing i did it this way.
I actually made a big stuff up with this and cut all the studs the same length (there was a slight angle on the top plate as one end was higher than the other - so each stud had to be slightly shorter each one), then realised when i fitted the door and doorway what i had done.
Easy fix though i just re-cut the stud right near the doorway, and straightened the doorway with the door attached. Once its sheeted you wont know, and you probably wouldnt know unless i told you. Again, if this were a load bearing wall, you'd have to re-do all the studs if you had a problem like this.
At one end the gyprock butts onto brickwork, so what i have done to make it neat is use a piece of plastic strip you can buy specifically for this, and insert it on the end of the gyprock touching the brickwork. I have then filled the gaps with the cement with no more gaps to seal all the holes. Gives you a nice finish.
I just used white no more gaps i suppose you'd be better to use grey if you wanted to hide it even better.
The other end of the wall was butted against glass, so i did the same thing.
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