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.

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