Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Cheaper gypsum plasterboard partition and suspended ceiling

Customers asked me : How to have the price lowered for the gypsum plasterboard partition or suspended ceiling?

Even though I am the contractor / installer for the jobs, I try not to be biased in answering it.
Yes, there are ways to achieve that.
Customers have to brief their contractors about the usage of the room, office or showroom.
Customers have to tell their contractors of their budget for the work.
Then the contractors can work out the profile of materials to be used ; thinner board and smaller framing materials can be used if the wall is not high and is meant as creation of space and division of working areas.
Cost can be reduced and price lowered while the contractor still make the same profit margin : in this way, contractors do not have to cut corners.

If customers can make do without after-sales service for the job, then they can get installers ( freelancers ) to work on labour / wage basis. Customers can buy direct from suppliers of the raw materials ; suppliers / stockists for the raw materials are plentiful.

After one year of solid working experience, many apprentice would have learned up all the skills, hence you can find many Indonesian and Bangladeshi workers as freelance contractors. In term of wage as part of the cost, yes, they can be much cheaper.

But I believe that service ( after-sales service included ) whereby the customers enjoy the convenience, thereby save time, is a valid cost that is to be reflected in the price.

Why drywall partition for offices and showrooms.

I was asked the other day : Why choose drywall / gypsum plasterboard partition over the conventional brick wall?

I feel the question should be rephrased such : Why go for brick wall when normal drywall can do the job?

As the drywall partition is put up using dry lining method and its' standard framework consists of floor tracks and studs, the whole process of construction is much faster, less messy / dirty, and cheaper as lesser components of material are used.

As the drywall partition is put up without chipping, hacking and cementing on the floor, wall and ceiling, there will be negligible damage caused when the wall is dismantled save for some holes on which the screws were applied to do the job.

If customers choose the gypsum plasterboard with vinyl ( in pattern and colour ), the whole process of the work will be shorter as closing up gaps on joints, smoothing and painting the surface are not required.

Of course, drywall partition is not meant to take very heavy stuffs leaning onto it or hanging on it, but for offices and showrooms, these features are not required, so drywall partition can fit in very well.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Range of work / services - past work 1

Job scope - aluminium and glass work for door, window and sub-station
for Hospital Klang, Jalan Bukit Kuda.
Main contractor - Usra Bina Sdn Bhd

Range of work / services - past work 2

Job scope - aluminium and glass work for window and door, iron work
for High School Klang's hostel.

Main contractor - Bina Mahir Sdn Bhd.

Job scope - aluminium and glass work for window and door for housing project at Pekan Meru, Klang, Selangor Darul Ehsan.

Main contractor - E & W Management & Construction Sdn Bhd


Job scope - aluminium and glass work for window and door, gypsum plasterboard suspended ceiling for factories at Kapar 5th miles, Klang, Selangor Darul Ehsan.

Main contractor - Smartcon Construction

Range of work / services - past work 3

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Partition - gypsumboard partition for pharmaceutical storage

The photos in this posting illustrate gypsum board (vinyl) partition as the store for pharmaceutical goods. The store needs to be air-conditioned 24 hours a day, clean and dry.

Gypsum board partitioning system was used to construct the wall as the surrounding / environment is dry ( no contact with water ) and the wall would not be taking heavy loads.

In a nutshell, it is much faster to use gypsum board to construct the partition / wall ; there are no hacking of walls to build the partition and the partition can be dismantled later on without damaging the floor and ceiling upon which the partition is positioned.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Gypsum board partition - Drywall partition.

Drywall partition is used in all types of buildings as in private housing, flats and apartments, commercial and industrial buildings.

Drywall partition can function as high performance walls with features like fire resistance, sound insulation, impact resistance. The last photo of this posting illustrates a typical drywall steel framework which will make a strong wall when the system is installed with surface materials / panels on both sides. For surface materials, there are plaster boards which are moisture resistant, water resistant, fire resistant besides the standard gypsum board which is suitable under normal fire, structural and acoustic applications.

Gypsum board is mainly used in drywall partition system as the partition board. There are other cladding materials / sheets which can be installed on the framing such as calcium silicate board which is of high strength, moisture and decay resistant. Insulation can be added in between the studs to give extra sound insulation and fire resistance : for this we have rock wool and glass wool to meet the requirement.

The drywall partition in this posting is about 20'0" height and with the galvanised steel profiles as it's framework structure, the wall is strong, stable and sound insulated to meet the requirement as an amusement park in shopping complex.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Popular Posts