To meet the many distribution needs in a home, there are different varieties of partitions. If the most used are plasterboard partitions, there are nevertheless other equally practical solutions such as honeycomb partitions.
What is an alveolar septum?
The honeycomb partitions belong to the family of so-called dry distribution partitions, that is to say that its installation is done without any binder with the exception of the joints between the plates. These consist of 2 drywall between which is housed a thick cardboard honeycomb structure.
What are the benefits of alveolar septa?
Like plywood partitions, honeycomb partitions are very easy to install because they do not need to make cement or plaster. Due to their standard dimensions, they adapt to the majority of room heights and can easily be cut with a saw. Lighter than most partitions, they can be laid on the floor without any risk of overweight for an old floor and are easily transportable. The edges of the plasterboard are bevelled so that the joints are as discrete as possible, and the space of the cells can easily accommodate the electric cables. Finally, the cells can also be filled with an insulating material to increase the thermal insulation.
How to lay alveolar partitions?
The installation of the cellular partitions is made by interlocking between a rail at the top and a sole at the bottom, all in wood. A system of guide pins connects the panels together and on the frame. For wet rooms, it is important to choose water-repellent honeycomb partitions and provide a plastic foot protection. Joint strips are then used to mask the junctions between the plates. Once finished, you can choose the finish that's right for you.