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Metal Framings are an integral part of the drywall or
ceiling system and serve as a
backbone for them.

A drywall or false ceiling system has a strong spine of GI metal framework with plasterboard as its face.
The metal framework gives the system its strength, long life and enhanced performance.
Any compromise on the quality of the metal components can lead to
permanent system failure.

Apart from being the backbone, metals add value to the systems in many ways:

Fire Safety
Acoustic Comfort
Technical Excellence
Uniqueness & Design
Metal Framing Accessories for False ceiling & drywalls

Fire performance of Drywall / ceiling depends on

  • Stability
  • Integrity

Metal framings contribute positively

fire resistant meta framing
  • Ensuring that the system does not collapse till the performance requirements
  • Ensuring that the system remains integrated and does not allow passage of heat or gases
  • Help the compartmentalization remain intact

Metal Framings contribute positively
by Helping in Mass-Spring-Mass

Ensuring that the drywall system remains “Plumb” &
is not deflected due to self weight, load or impact

Lateral Deflection = L/240, L is height of partition

Partition Stiffness (EI) = Metal Frame Stiffness + Board Stiffness

Why to prefer GI over other metals

Parameter Why it is important What affects if How GI is better
Strength of sections Attributes to strength of drywall, Attributes to screw retention Density (kg/m3) GI: 8050; Al: 2700; Young’s Modulus (GPa) GI: 205, Al:70 Higher density: Higher strength & Higher screw retention Higher Young’s modulus: better stiffness
Fire Performance Helps in thermal efficiency & fire rating Thermal Conductivity (W/mK) GI: 50; Al:200 Melting Point (0C): GI: 1500; Al: 650 Lower the thermal conductivity, Higher melting point ; better fire rating
Screw Retention Attributes to loadability & cyclic loading Stiffness, Malleability GI is stiffer and has lower malleability than Al, hence has better screw retention & cyclic loading
Cost to strength Cost To match strength provided by G.I. more Aluminum to be used resulting in higher material cost. G.I. is better than Aluminum

FAQs

Metal framings for drywall

Metal framing are integral part of drywalls or partition & serves as a backbone for the drywalls & partition. They are responsible for taking the load of the system on them and a good quality metal framing will ensure that the drywalls and partitions are long lasting.

Gyproc Metal frames are made from Galvanized Iron (G.I.) which cannot burn. The drywalls can be designed for fire resistance upto 4 hrs and metal framings play an important and pivotal role in the same. Use of wood/timber or Aluminum metal frames cant give fire rated drywalls as wood/timber burns and alumiunum melts very easily as compared to GI.

Gyproc metal sections are made from GI bought from only reputed steel manufacturers. Gyproc metal products undergo stringent quality checks to ensure outstanding & consistent quality to customers. Some of our metal forming processes are patented which ensure that we can giving best value to our customers.

Yes you can load kitchen cabinets, TV, AC units and other domestic stuff on metal frames of the drywalls. Just ensure that the fixings which you are using to put them on drywalls are penetrated in the metal frames (studs).

GI studs provide better sound insulation, better fire protection and long lasting drywalls as compared to Aluminium framing. There are other advantages like better cost, better & faster workability associated with GI studs as well. In all, GI studs are much better than using aluminum based studs for partitions / drywalls.

The metal framing / studs are protected with Zn coating or Alu-Zinc coating of various thicknesses. Its important to check the coating thickness before deciding to buy metal framing. If we opt for branded metal framings like Gyproc, then we ensure that our metal frames are coated with proper Zinc or Alu-Zinc coating so that they provide superior corrosion protection and last long. In fact, with GypSerra, Gyproc offers superior products in terms of corrosion protection to market.

Metal framings for Ceilings

Metal framing are integral part of Ceilings & serves as a backbone for the Ceilings. They are responsible for taking the load of the system on them and a good quality metal framing will ensure that the ceilings are stronger & are long lasting.

Gyproc Metal frames are made from Galvanized Iron (G.I.) which cannot burn. Ceilings can be designed for fire resistance upto 2 hrs and metal framings play an important and pivotal role in the same. Use of wood/timber or Aluminum metal frames cant give fire rated ceilings as wood/timber burns and alumiunum melts very easily as compared to GI.

Gyproc metal sections are made from GI bought from only reputed steel manufacturers. Gyproc metal products undergo stringent quality checks to ensure outstanding & consistent quality to customers. Some of our metal forming processes are patented which ensure that we can giving best value to our customers.

Gyproc Metal ceiling systems are designed to take weights of plaster board as well as small light fixtures. However, AC ducts should not be placed on Gyproc metal framings as they are not designed to take loads of such ducts. In addition to this, the AC ducts vibrate a lot and due to this there could be vibrations in ceilings.

The metal framing are protected with Zn coating or Alu-Zinc coating of various thicknesses. Its important to check the coating thickness before deciding to buy metal framing. If we opt for branded metal framings like Gyproc, then we ensure that our metal frames are coated with proper Zinc or Alu-Zinc coating so that they provide superior corrosion protection and last long. In fact, with GypSerra, Gyproc offers superior products in terms of corrosion protection to market.

As Gyproc, we believe in continual improvement. We regularly upgrade our products so as to give best of the performance to our customers. And we understand the requirements for ceilings in a home are different than that of in a hotel and that of in an industrial unit. Hence we have multiple products in our ceiling framings to take of these different requirements.