What are standard metal stud sizes?

Here are some examples of metal stud sizes as it relates to the thickness:

  • 26 gauge (0.551 mils)
  • 24 gauge (0.701 mils)
  • 22 gauge (0.853 mils)
  • 20 gauge (1.006 mils)
  • 18 gauge (1.311 mils)
  • 16 gauge (1.613 mils)
  • 14 gauge (1.994 mils)

What typical size are the metal studs to be for interior walls?

Metal Stud Sizes The most common size stud is a 3 5/8″ wide stud. Combined with a layer of 5/8″ gypsum wall board on both sides will give a 4 7/8″ thick wall.

Are metal studs the same size?

For Wall Framing The flange of metal studs measures 1 5/8 inches, slightly larger than the narrow face of a nominal piece of 2-inch dimensional lumber, which in modern times really measures 1 1/2 inches. A stud with a web size, or long face, of 3 1/2 inches is termed a 350S and takes the place of a two-by-four.

How wide are studs in NZ?

The introduction of NZS 3604 in 1978 gave specific requirements for wall framing sizes and spacing. Wall framing typically consisted of gauged. 100 x 50 mm timber studs fixed to 100 x 50 mm top and bottom plates. The standard stud height was 2.4 m.

Are metal studs cheaper than wood studs?

Cost-effective: While never as cheap as wood, steel studs are now only about 30-percent more expensive than wood studs. Lightweight: Steel studs are lighter to carry and store than wood because they are hollow.

Why do builders use metal studs?

Metal studs provide disaster-resistance and are not prone to termite or mold damage, like wood studs. Metal studs are also healthier than wood studs because metal does not emit VOCs. Wood has several advantages over metal studs. Wood studs are also easier and safer to cut, maintain, and repair, over metal studs.

Are steel framed homes Mortgageable?

Steel framed properties are certainly mortgageable, although you will need a non-standard construction mortgage to purchase one.

Why are houses framed with metal studs?

Durable: Metal studs are impervious to fire, termites, rot, splitting, and any other number of hazards which can affect organic-based building materials such as wood.

What are the problems with steel framed houses?

Steel houses suffer from relatively poor insulation and energy efficiency: steel conducts heat 300 to 400 times faster than wood and reduces the insulating properties of wall insulation by 60% because of thermal bridging (heat taking the most conductive path to dissipate: steel is an excellent conductor of heat.

How to select studs studs in NZS 3604?

TABLE 8.2 IN NZS 3604:2011 Timber-framed buildingscovers stud selection for various configurations: ●For a single or top storey with light or heavy roofs, use Table 8.2(a). ●For the lower of two storeys, or subfloor walls beneath one storey, use Table 8.2(b). ●For subfloor walls beneath two storeys, use Table 8.2(c).

Where are USG steel stud and track systems manufactured?

USG Steel Stud and Track systems are manufactured in New Zealand using New Zealand Steel, in a variety of industry standard depths, lengths and gauges to suit the majority of interior partition system requirements. (Options not specifically listed may be able to be manufactured subject to engineering data and minimum order quantities.)

How big is a steel stud track track?

Track Track is manufactured in 3.0m lengths and is manufactured in the same widths and gauges as steel stud in order to meet national standards. Standards The design tables and material properties and including any test data contained in Rollformers brochure have been formulated with the following New Zealand and International standards.

How to calculate maximum allowable wall heights for steel studs?

Structural engineers Lapish Enteprises Ltd were engaged to calculate from the test results the maximum allowable wall heights, summarized in the tables on pages 8-15, based on the criteria outlined in this brochure. 4 © 2008 System Components