Metal Vs timber stud wall

Which is better, a metal or timber stud wall and why? 

Asked by Simon on 21st Jan 2021
Expert Trade Answers
"In my opinion both do the same job in general timber is domestic use and metal in commercial or on larger scale projects.Timber is probably cheaper depending on amount and contacts."
Answered on 21st Jan 2021 - Member since Feb 2020 - report
"If it is an external wall, I would use metal sections as they will not rot if damp. They are also slightly cheaper and very easy to use. Either is a good option though."
Answered on 4th Feb 2021 - Member since Oct 2017 - report
metal stubs are normally used for quicker and cheaper install for dividing office space within commercial buildings
Timber stubs are normally used for domestic properties and load bearing for example under a roof with load bearing roof structure"
Answered on 21st Jan 2021 - Member since Jan 2021 - report
"A wooden stud wall is much easier to alter or change in the future better durability also 👍🏻"
Answered on 3rd Feb 2021 - Member since Nov 2020 - report
"Its quite a broad question ..It all depends on the area that the works are needed and the size of works ....metal is lightweight and and easier material to distribute ..some may say more environmental

Timber studs or a plywood lined metal wall ....kind of the same
It all depends on the location"
Answered on 21st Jan 2021 - Member since Jun 2020 - report
"Metal stud is recommended in basements and commercial applications. Timber is the preferred component for new build housing/extensions/lift and garage conversions.

Hope this helps."
Answered on 21st Jan 2021 - Member since Nov 2017 - report
"I suggest that a timber stud wall is best you can put easily screws you can make holes for your wire easily"
Answered on 28th Apr 2021 - Member since Apr 2021 - report
"Wood - cheaper, easier, if nailing to it, fitting plasterboard etc"
Answered on 31st Jan 2021 - Member since Jan 2021 - report
"i prefer timber, but metal is cheaper, would depend on your budget"
Answered on 20th Feb 2021 - Member since Feb 2021 - report
"Metal is better for larger-scale projects timber is ok but just make sure they are straight a lot of lengths of timber can have bows and twist at the ends."
Answered on 26th Jan 2021 - Member since Jan 2021 - report
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