When it comes to building or renovating a space, there are many decisions that need to be considered prior to starting the project. Let the professionals at VIP Building Restoration, be a part of your project, we are pleased to give you our expert opinion.
We truly believe that adding walls and partitions is a creative way to add flexibility and functionality to your space. Depending on your budget and requirements, the pros at VIP Building Restoration will help find the best type of partition for your project and determine the appropriate materials to be used.
Understanding of the different types of materials used in construction is key; here is a breakdown of the materials we work with;
Brick walls are immensely strong. Enough said.
Bricks with Iron or Steel Bars
Often, iron rods are inserted at regular intervals to further strengthen a brick wall. Alternatively, thin steel strips of about 6 mm diameter are also used.
Bricks with Studs and Nogs
A brick wall can be constructed within a wooden framework of vertical posts (known as ‘studs’) and horizontal posts (known as ‘nogs’)
Terracotta, Clay, or Concrete
Terracotta, clay, and / or concrete blocks are often used to construct partitions. These are very popular because they are:
• Cost effective
• Resistant to fire and sound
Becoming increasingly popular are Glass walls and sliding door systems. This look is modern and luxurious. Movable Glass Walls provide wall strategies that increase your visibility, extend your square footage, and incorporate transitional and multi-functional areas.
There are 2 types of glass walls –
1. Sheets of glass – These are fixed to a wooden framework in a rectangular or a square design. The size and thickness of these glass panels vary considerably and buyers, therefore, are spoilt for choice.
2. Glass bricks – These are hollow and are translucent, allowing some light to filter through, making it ideal for dark areas like passages and hallways.
Glass walls are a popular choice because they are:
• Cost effective
• Easy to build
• Resistant to sound
However, glass is a fragile material and it might break, get scratches, or cracks. So, to improve durability you can consider glass that is:
• Three-ply or
• Armor plated