Dry Wall Construction Techniques

Know the system of drywall and steel frame.

No dirt, brick build-up or delay the work. The dry construction, a method that does not use mortar and allows water savings in the execution of buildings, gains more space in the market. The main advantages are easy handling of steel structures, the fact of being more sustainable and gain space in the building – since this type of piece has lesser thickness compared to masonry walls.

Emerged in the US in 1830, the concept of dry construction was born thanks to high demand for homes as a result of population growth at that time. There, the first method was used wood frame, in which wood panels reforested to the foundation walls. Years later, they are suggesting the drywall and steel frame. Learn more about each of these dry building systems.


Available in Brazil since the 90s, the dry wall replaces conventional walls in residential buildings, buildings or commercial properties. This is gypsum plates that are bolted on a galvanized steel structure. The drywall, however, can not be used for structural walls.

The dry construction system is divided into two groups of products: the drywall plates that have 10 mm to 60 mm thick, and profiles, and rock wool, glass wool and / or PET wool. These items are responsible for thermal and acoustic insulation and profiles for structuring the wall, respectively.

Steel frame

The steel frame is formed by structural steel sections and has as main structural material galvanized steel. The structure of the piece is assembled with many products such as steel profiles, sheets, among others.

In the roof, they can be used any of materials options, such as shingle tiles (whose composition is saturated made ​​of glass fiber mat in asphalt and ceramic beads) and OBS (reforestation wood tiles).

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