Timber Stud Walls

Payne Carpentry have extensive experience in the many types of timber stud walls. To find out more contact us today.

What is a tiumber stud wall?

Timber stud walls are an internal stud partition secured to the floor, ceiling and walls designed to create rooms within a building structure which are then usually clad each side with plaster board and when decorated looks like an integral part of your building. Often the cavity of internal walls will include a sound insulation product to reduce sound transference from one habitable space to another.

Timber stud walling can also achieve fire rating specification depending on the type and quantity of plasterboard layers applied to each side of the wall. Fire rating works are requested by the local build control authority when buildings meet certain criteria, for example, houses with living space on more than 2 floors or multi dwelling housing such as flats or apartments. All such works would be directed by the Architect who would ordinarily have liaised with the local fire officer at the design stages.

Although commonly only used as a way of partitioning areas timber stud walls can also be load bearing walls when clad each side with a plywood material. Any load bearing works would always be directed by a structural engineer.


  • Timber is one of the few natural building materials making it ecological and sustainable and a renewable building material

  • Quicker to install then your traditional block walls

  • Can be load bearing

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Load bearing stud walls would be erected in conjunction with the main structural works programme of the general structure as it is likely that these walls would help to support floor joists, beams, load bearing walls above or roofing structure.

More commonly internal dividing stud walling would be erected after the structure has been built, timber sole plates would be accurately fitted to the structural floor and fixed into position, a timber head plate would then be fitted directly above to the underside of the floor or ceiling joist above.
The upright members of the wall are referred to as the studs, these are cut tightly between the sole plate and the head plate then skew nailed into each top and bottom, where such studs abut other walls they would be fixed to the abutted wall.

The studs would be set out at equal centres apart at either 300mm, 400mm or 600mm apart but always to suit the width of the covering material to save unnecessary wastage.

An extra horizontal timber member known as a noggin will be cut between each vertical stud and fixed at half height of the wall, there may be more than one noggin required on walls with increased height, these make the wall more rigid and stable, again these are skew nailed to the studs.

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How can we manage your needs?

Payne Carpentry have extensive experience in the many types of timber stud walls. We manage our clients’ needs by providing time and cost saving solutions by carrying out the following compulsory works procedures as part of our standard service.

  • All applicable installations are completed to manufacturing guides for product warranties
  • Quality and workmanship audits throughout the job
  • Health and Safety auditing for a clean, safe work environment
  • Regular site reports to assist site managers with build progress
  • Training & development programmes to improve our service
  • Always considering other trades when working onsite by going the extra mile on our quality of work and keeping things clean and tidy
We are always available and more than willing to offer valuable advice to our clients in assisting with the selection of products and services that are best suited. Below is a list of these additional services we offer.
  • A Supply and fit service
  • A Labour only service
  • Liaise with any client, Architect, structural engineer & design representatives at the initial stages of your project
  • Liaise with Local Build Control authorities/officers to sign off the installed works for warranty approvals etc. 

Get in Touch With Payne Carpentry Ltd.

We have been leading Devon’s carpentry industry with superior quality, reliable communication and efficient, effective solutions. If you have a project you would like us to work on, we would love to hear from you.

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