Partition Walls in Edinburgh(5)
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Partition walls installation in Edinburgh
Finding tradespeople who offer partition wall installation in Edinburgh doesn’t need to be a long, complicated process. We can help you easily find partition contractors in your area who are recommended by your neighbours.
Consider using one of the below options:
Search Checkatrade for partition installers and contact them directly.
Try our quick and easy request a quote feature. If you’re short on time, give us the details of your job and we’ll forward these to three professionals who offer partition services in Edinburgh. They’ll then get in touch to send you a quote.
Not all walls inside homes are the same. Whilst load bearing walls are designed to hold upper floors and the roof of a property, partition walls are a little different. They’re usually not used for structural support (although they can be) and instead they help to divide a room or space in a home.
Types of partition walls
Partition walls can be load bearing or non load bearing, although the latter is more common. In addition to this, there are a range of partition wall types designed to suit any home.
Below are some of the most popular types of partition walls:
- Hollow and clay
Now we know a little more about what partition walls are, let's look at their advantages and disadvantages over other walls:
- Perfect to divide a room or space into two areas
- Give privacy inside a home
- Can be made from lightweight, affordable materials
- Can be fire resistant, damp resistant and mould resistant
- Can hold up shelves and other decorations
- Can be full height or shorter
- Not as sturdy as load bearing walls
- Can be tricky to install
- Installation can be messy
In order to calculate the cost of putting up a partition wall, we need to first consider the factors that impact the price. Any of the below variables will alter the price of your partition wall:
The thickness of the wall
Whether you need added insulation or soundproofing
Where you live
How many studs are used
The size of the wall
Cost of putting up a partition wall
Bearing in mind the above factors, we can look at some average costs to build partition walls. Something that has a big impact on the price you pay is the materials used. Below are a example costs:
Timber frame stud wall including two sided plasterboard: £60 per sqm
Metal frame stud wall including two sided plasterboard: £60 per sqm
Glass frame partition wall: £2,700 per sqm
For more information and prices, check out our partition wall cost guide.
Building a partition wall can be quite a straightforward process if you plan to build a non load bearing wall. Load bearing walls are more complicated and any mistakes could damage your home. As such, we recommend leaving load bearing partition wall construction to the professionals.
If you have DIY experience, you may be able to build a partition stud wall yourself. Although bear in mind you may not get the results you are hoping for. Want to give building a partition wall a go? Use the below steps:
Prepare by checking building regulations, planning how you will light and heat your new space, and buying the necessary materials
Build a frame
If necessary create a doorway
Add your studs
Fit any electrics and pipes
Decorate your new wall
If there’s a partition wall blocking part of your home or restricting light flow, you may want to get rid of it. Learning how to remove a partition wall isn't too difficult. Although you shouldn't even consider taking down any load bearing walls without a structural survey and professional approval.
Partition wall removal can be messy so ensure you protect anything valuable or breakable before starting. Use the below steps for safe partition wall removal:
Remove the skirting boards
Turn off the power supply to your home
Disconnect any lightswitches and sockets, this is a good time to call an electrician so these can be rerouted
Use a claw hammer to dismantle the plasterboard
Remove the noggins
Remove the studs
Remove the head and sole plate
If you’re planning to install or remove a partition wall, the best way to guarantee great results is by hiring a partition contractor. So, how can you tell you’re hiring the right tradesperson for the job? Check that any professional you speak to has the following:
A friendly, professional manner
A willingness to answer your questions
Examples of their past work
Positive reviews on Checkatrade
Time to explain the process to you
Years of experience
Looking for partition wall installation in Edinburgh?
Once you’re ready to get started on your partition wall project, you need to find a trustworthy, experienced professional. The good news is that we can help you find partition contractors near you. Our members pass 12 checks and come with the recommendation of your neighbours.
So, if you’re looking for partition services, try one of the following options:
Use our free search feature to find partition installers near you. Just type in your postcode and we’ll show you a range of tradespeople in your area who are waiting for your call.
Alternatively, consider using our request a quote feature. Send us the details of your project and we’ll pass these on to three contractors who offer partition wall installation in Edinburgh. They’ll then get in touch with you directly to ask for more information or to offer you a quote. This option is perfect for busy homeowners.