70mm Metal C Stud

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The world of construction is not all about concrete giants and towering skyscrapers. Sometimes, the most essential pieces are the ones quietly holding the fort from behind the scenes. One such essential and often overlooked component is the 70mm metal C stud, which forms the fundamental skeleton of our drywall systems. This galvanised lightweight steel section is purposed for use in non load-bearing partitions and stud walls.

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What Is 70mm C Stud? 

The 70mm metal C stud, crafted from high-grade galvanised steel, is a central part of drywall construction, providing a firm framework for walls and partitions. 

With a profile that resembles the letter 'C', these studs offer superior strength and support to plasterboard systems.

The increased 70mm width over the usual 50mm variant confers additional stability, rendering these studs perfect for larger or more demanding projects where better screw retention and robust board fixing are paramount.

These studs strike an optimum balance between strength and adaptability, making them ideal for a variety of design requirements.

70mm Metal C Stud Key Features

  • Used as the vertical support in wall framing
  • Crafted from high-grade galvanised steel
  • A vital component in creating a robust and durable partition wall 

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Frequently Asked 70mm Metal C Stud Questions

What Is Embossed Edging? 

In the context of a Metal C Stud, embossed edging refers to a process used to enhance the structural rigidity and screw retention capabilities of the stud. In short, embossed edging makes studs more robust and quicker to fix. 

During the manufacturing process, a pattern is pressed into the edges of the metal stud, creating an "embossed" or raised texture. 

This textured edge has a dual function. Firstly, it adds additional rigidity to the stud, enhancing its overall structural strength and offering extra stability. Secondly, it improves screw retention, making the installation of drywall or other materials more secure.

The embossed edging on a Metal C Stud serves a significant functional purpose, ensuring the stability of the wall or partition structure. It provides an additional level of durability and resilience to the stud, making it an indispensable element in drywall construction.

It's worth noting that the specific design of the embossed pattern may vary, depending on the manufacturer and the specific requirements of the application.

What's The Best Way to Cut Metal Studs?

The most effective method to cut metal studs typically involves using a pair of aviation snips, or tin snips. 

Begin by marking the desired length on the stud with a permanent marker. Then, using your tin snips, make a cut on one side of the stud's open side. 

Repeat the process on the other side of the stud's opening. Finally, cut through the web connecting both sides. 

Always prioritise safety by wearing protective gloves and eyewear, as metal edges can be sharp.

What Are The Benefits Of Using Studs With Long Legs? 

Longer stud legs significantly streamline the process of board fixing by essentially giving you a "bigger target" to fix upon. 

The increased leg length results in a broader surface area for screw attachment, reducing the likelihood of misplaced screws and other common installation errors while making for an easier board fixing experience.

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