Thursday, December 29, 2011

Gypsum board for walling and partitioning application - Construction process

1. The installer will construct the wall stud structure. Then the gypsum partition board will be installed on to the wall stud.

2. The seams between the gypsum partition board will be applied with joint tapes.

3. Screw holes, defects and joints on the partition wall will be concealed with joint compound being applied several layers on them.

4. The gypsum board partition wall will be sanded smooth after the joint compound is dried the next day. Painting will be carried out after this.

5.Alternatively, for a better finish, the entire wall may be given a skim coat, a thin layer of finishing compound, to minimize the visual differences between the original paper cover and patched areas after painting. This is shown in the last photo of this posting.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Gypsum board partition - The disadvantage

Drywall partition or gypsum board partition as commonly referred to in Selangor, Malaysia are popularly used in the construction of interior partition walls and ceilings. 

Gypsum boards are able to provide efficiency in installation, a measure of fire resistance, added benefits such as thermal (temperature) and acoustic (sound) insulation to the premise or building. Hence it's prevalence.

But gypsum board is easily damaged if exposed to water and it also supports the growth of mould / fungi as gypsum is a porous and lightweight substance.

For rooms that are exposed to high humidity and wet surrounding where washing and cleaning are carried out such as in assembly plant or research and development lab in factories, chemboard and cement board will be used instead.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Tempered glass partition to ceiling height - Simply elegant

To have or not to have?
If you are contemplating on tempered glass partition for your office renovation, perhaps these photo samples can be of some help. A nice glass partition office concept in Singapore and USA if applied here in Selangor Malaysia will still be a nice glass partition. That's the beauty of Internet that enable access and sharing of information as well as ideas without border and restraint.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Office renovation - advantages of a floor plan

Tips for gypsum board partition and suspended ceiling work for an office renovation.

1.0 Before starting on your office renovation, get a floor plan ready. For basic office renovation, you can come up with a simple sketch of floor plan yourself. 

2.0 A floor plan can visually guide you in the planning of the office renovation with it's new partitioned rooms and suspended ceiling / plaster ceiling.

3.0 A floor plan can let you know the followings :

3.1 What are you going to have inside the office and all the partition rooms?

3.2 What can you have in the rooms?

3.3 Can the space fit what you need?

3.4 Do you need a bigger floor area space for what you are going to have in the new partitioned room?

3.5 Or do you need to do away with some of the furniture with the floor area size you can afford?

3.6 Is the lighting system distributed properly?

3.7 Are the electrical fittings strategically located?

4.0 Just with this simply sketched outlines, you can have the visual guide of " what goes where". And you will have a functioning working environment as a result.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Tempered glass door as additional security door

Single tempered glass door being installed in addition to the existing wooden fire rated door is a common feature in offices in Klang Valley, Malaysia. It functions as an additional security door. With the clear glass, it allows the brightness from the exterior to stream in to the interior office besides providing a clear view of visitors at the door.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Aluminium work - indoor alumimiun sliding door and space divider

Trendy aluminium sliding door in Selangor and Klang Valley

Slim and sleek aluminium extrusions are used for indoor sliding door which also function as divider to separate and create space in the interior of a house or office. With the sandblast effect glass, the sliding door exudes a modern look.

Aluminium will not rust, discolour due to it's surface treatment. Hence, when the aluminium frame is used for the sliding door, swing door and window, it's original appearance will be maintained even after many years. In this case, the maintenance cost is zero. Just a simple wiping once a year will keep the original outlook in lasting condition.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Aluminium work - aluminium grille for door and window

Aluminium grille for door and window at Selangor @ Ambang Botanic Klang. There is no maintenance cost involved in the aluminium grille as it won't rust. Aluminium in natural anodised finish can be easily brought back to it's original brightness by wiping it with stain / grease removal detergent. Once a year wiping is good enough to maintain it's brightness. As the grille for the sliding door is light, wear and tear on the roller for the sliding system will very slow resulting in a very low maintenance cost.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Tempered glass panel partition for shop front

Full tempered glass panel for the wall at the shop front. This method of partitioning enables plenty of light to stream in. Apart from this benefit, there is an element of design and modern look to the entrance of the premises.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Tempered glass partition at Selangor for offices

1. Tempered glass panel in Klang Valley, Selangor is popularly used for walling and partitioning applications to construct offices, meeting rooms or showrooms.

2. The tempered glass panel which is order made in sizes can be effectively used to divide open areas in an office into smaller rooms for various purposes.

3. It's lightweight construction and speed of installation features made it an outstanding partitioning application choice with the interior designer and renovation contractor.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Suspended ceiling work - Coordination on the installation process

1. The suspended ceiling work at Port Klang, Selangor for an engineering company incurred us extra cost in materials and labour / man-hours due to oversight on the coordination of the whole suspended ceiling construction process. Hence, this posting as reminder for future suspended ceiling work with the same conditions.

2. Sprinkle system alteration work, if there is any, is to go first before constructing the framework suspension system. Water that sprinkle out during the alteration work will spread to the suspension framework and cause it to rust. If there is already gypsum board partition wall being constructed, damage to the wall may happen if the board is not of water resistant type. 

3. Wiring and ducting work are to go first or before gypsum ceiling board is put up. The wiring work will be very much slowed down if it is done after the ceiling board is put up. That is apart form the high possibility if dirtying the ceiling board.

4. Hanger wire for light box cannot be drawn from the wire meant to hang the suspension system and ceiling board. The strength of the wire hanger suspension will be compromised if this is done, resulting in dropping or sagging ceiling in the future.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Gypsum board partition at Selangor for an engineering plant

1. In this posting, I want to share how we construct the gypsum board partition around and in the midst of angles and corners of steel columns to make offices. meeting rooms and laboratories for an engineering plant at Port Klang, Selangor.

2. Photos 3, 4,and 5 show the way the metal studs were being installed so that protruding corner and angle of the I-beam are being covered to give a nice one linear partition wall finishing.

3. As you can see in photos 7 and 8, the gypsum board partition constructed on to this big I-beam platform has the finishing of one big 130 feet in length wall with no visible angles, edges and corners, looking from the outside.


Sunday, November 13, 2011

Glass partition as decorative wall panel

1. Glass partition serving as decorative wall panel is popularly used in many showrooms in Klang Valley, Selangor. A case in point - the tempered glass panel, besides serving as divider, also stands out in decoration and design for this outlet.

2. There are plentiful of beautiful decorative films that can be pasted on to the glass panel on door and glass partition to create fantastic design. In a way, design on glass panel has been made easy by the availability of these films. ( There are shops in Mid Valley and 1 Utama selling a wide varieties of decorative films ).

3. Clear glass provides the ideal background to bring out the beauty that these decorative films can provide.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Glass partition wall - simple but nice

1. As the glass partition wall is high, the safety tempered glass is a must in the construction.

2. Clear glass is used for the partition wall to maintain the "feel" of spaciousness in spite of the division of space for different functions. In this case, it's to display different category of products. In other cases, glass partition wall can be used as divider to make rooms for different office activities .

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Gypsum board partition maintenance - safety guider

1. Common problem faced by factories with gypsum board partition offices and rooms in their production or assembly areas is dented or broken wall caused by the the pallet trolley and hand pallet truck.

2. Gypsum board partition wall can be easily dented when knocked by the moving trolley inside the factory. Even bricks wall is not spared. When trolley and hand truck is always used, the maintenance cost on the partition wall can be very high due the the high tendency of the knocking.

3. Some factories have the bottom of the partition wall installed with high aluminium strip skirting as shown in photo 4. But that will not help much as the aluminium strip is not thick enough to take the impact of the knock.

4. Safety guider can be considered to reduce the rate of partition wall being dented by knocking caused by the moving trolley and hand truck. Photos 5 and 6 show the safety guider being installed for such purpose.

5.Safety guider can be custom made in length and height to suit the requirement of specific factory environment as shown in photo 7.

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