How to construct’ GypWall partitions - Basics | Saint Gobain

How to construct’ GypWall partitions - Basics

23 Jul 2024
Fully Booked

Undertaken within the new Dry-lining workshop area of Saint-Gobain's Kingscourt Academy, in a hands-on practical manner, see, learn, and ensure your understanding of core detailing requirements for installation and sign-off. With a specific focus on GypWall partitions, learn how these lightweight metal gauge partitions should be constructed correctly in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions.  

Gyproc GypWall systems are used as the mainstay of most metal stud partition project requirements. Their performance attributes are wide and ranging with the ability to construct different heights, different widths, and offer a multitude of fire resistances, sound insulation and robustness performances. However, in most cases their fundamental installation requirements remain the same whatever the performance requirements.  

During this day long course, while working in small teams and instructed by one of the Technical Academy’s experienced trainers, participants will be given the opportunity to construct a simple GypWall partition which includes the most common details often required in site situations. Attendees will be instructed in the correct application of junctions, framed openings, door apertures, socket boxes and deflection heads. 

This course is one of Saint-Gobain's Technical Academy’s three new practical installation courses which will form part of a wider series of ‘How to construct’ installation courses looking at the wider range of Gyproc metal framed partition, ceiling, wall lining, and steel framed encasement systems.      

Course content: 

  • Health & Safety 

  • Overview of tools, equipment, and materials 

  • Sizing and cutting plasterboards 

  • Working with Gypframe light gauge metal framing 

  • GypWall partition construction and sequencing 

  • Fundamental construction requirements 

  • Corners and ‘T’ junctions 

  • Openings for doors and services 

  • Simple deflection head detailing 

  • Codes of practice content and acceptable tolerances 

  • Avoiding common mistakes and site issues 


6 Hours

Course Hours

09:30 to 15:30