Metal stud wall are becoming increasingly popular in the construction industry, and it is not entirely difficult to imagine why this is so. They have many properties that are desirable from an industry point of view.

From their ease of fabrication to their durability and impressively high strength-to-weight ratio, they boast no shortage of advantages. In this article, we discuss the techniques involved in constructing a metal stud wall, and we’ll start by unpacking the components that go into the process.

What Is Needed To Build A Metal Stud Wall

You’ll need to assemble a series of materials and tools to build a metal stud wall. The most important components of the metal stud wall include the studs, the floor and ceiling tracks, and the plasterboard or any other drywall material. Other relevant materials and tools include aviation snips or any tool for cutting the metal studs, measuring tape, and screws for joining all the parts of the walls.

How To Build A Metal Stud Wall

To build a wall using metal studs, you may follow the steps briefly discussed below.

1. Install the Bottom Track

First, lay out the wall’s exact position on the floor using chalk lines or color markers to specify the wall’s edges at opposite ends. Then you can cut the floor track to its specified length, making sure to omit the length of any openings along its path. The runner, replete with flange and web, can now be installed on the floor at the specified centers and fastened using screws.

2. Install the Top Track

By placing a plumb-adjusted stud against the floor track at the ends of the wall, you can establish the correct position of the upper track. If the track is to be installed on a ceiling, mark the points where the erect studs touch the ceiling and join both points with chalk. You can now install the frame’s upper track parallel to the lower track and fasten it with screws or any suitable fastener.

3. Cut the Studs

The studs can now be cut to the specified lengths with aviation snips or chop saws, depending on the size of the project. Care should be taken while cutting the studs as it can produce plenty of noise, smoke, and sparks. To this effect, the installer may need personal protective gear, especially for the ear and eyes.

4. Install Studs

The studs should be checked to ensure that they’re all plumb and that their open sides all face the same direction before being fastened to the track. Insert the first stud into the space between the upper and lower track and clamp both ends with C-clamps before driving it to both runners with No 8 self-drilling screws. Follow this process while installing the other studs at the centers along the length of the wall.

5. Install Drywall The drywall can now be installed by driving type-A fine-threaded screws into the appropriate slots at the studs. While driving the screws, target the stud’s open C-shape at the specified points along the stud. If plasterboards are the choice of drywall, they should be cut to size and made to fit properly in the studs at all intervals.