Within the construction industry, there is an ongoing debate as to whether metal or timber studs are preferable when building partition walls. Even though timber studs are still commonly used and do have their own benefits, for us, we think that metal studs are the way to go when constructing the best partition wall possible.

In this blog, we will discuss the main advantages of metal stud partition walls and will talk about the features of metal studs that make them superior to their timber counterpart. If you would like to find out more information about the metal stud partition wall service we provide, you can click through to its dedicated page on this website. There you can get a comprehensive look at the wide array of partition variations we have on offer.

So without further ado, let us delve into why we at Construction Interior Design choose to work with metal studs when building out partition walls.


A big advantage that metal studs have over timber is the fact that they do not deteriorate over time. Unfortunately, over time wood is prone to warping, rotting and even growing mould, whereas metal studs do not have this problem. It is possible that metal studs can rust over time, however, this can be easily prevented by applying a vapour barrier. With there being such a simple prevention tactic to the potential rusting issue, this essentially becomes a non-issue.

The fact that metal studs will be affected by warping, rotting or mould, means that the longevity is likely to be far greater than that of wooden studs. The longer lifespan of the studs means that in the long run, you will not have to worry about spending time and money on replacing or repairing. 


Because of the stability that metal studs possess, they are able to amintain their strength after being used for a long time, which is something that wooden studs can’t compete with. One of the biggest advantages metal studs have over timber studs is that they are able to keep their structural integrity, even after being used for long periods of time.

The strength of the metal studs also means that, if need be, they can even support the heavy weight of an exterior wall. As we largely use these studs for interior partition walls, it is comforting for the customer that they are being constructed using a material that is as durable and high quality as steel.


It may be surprising to some, but metal studs can actually be far cheaper than timber studs. This is because a lot of metal studs are created from recycled materials, making them both inexpensive and environmentally friendly. 

Metal studs are also more cost-effective in the long run, as you are far less likely to need to pay for any maintenance once the walls are constructed. So, not only is the material cheaper to purchase but its durability and strength means that it will also less money being spent on repairs or refurbishment. Sounds like a win-win to us!


From a construction perspective, the fact that metal studs are actually a lot more lightweight than timber makes the material far more preferable to work with. A lighter material means that it is easier to transport, store, maintain, and generally work with. Wooden studs being heavier means that when working with them, the time, effort and manpower needed to get the job done is usually a lot greater than with metal studs.

With metal being a lightweight alternative material to wood, while also maintaining the strength, durability and longevity necessary for a successful long-standing construction project, it is easy to see why we much prefer working with metal studs to build our partition walls. A lighter material means that our team can work quicker and more efficiently, so if you want your partitions to be built within a short period of time, using metal is the way to go.

Fire Resistant

Another huge benefit that metal studs have over wooden studs is the fact that they are fire resistant. Unlike wood, metal studs can withstand fire, meaning that they offer more protection in the event of a fire, creating a safer work environment for you and your employees. Metal stud walls are also usually built with fire resistant plasterboard, offering even more protection against a fire.

Not only does the fire resistant metal studs provide a safer space for your workplace, but you will also be gifted with peace of mind knowing that the interior of your business has been built with the safest material possible. The same cannot be said for timber studs, as wood is an incredibly volatile material, offering little to no protection if a fire breaks out at your place of work.

Contact Construction Interior Design Today

Construction Interior Design is proud to have a large team of dedicated, highly skilled professionals with many years of experience. If you would like any further information about the metal stud partition walls we can provide, please don’t hesitate to get in contact with us. We are always happy to offer guidance and advice.

If you would like an idea of the previous work we have carried out for clients such as Cineworld, Next, Primark and Odean, feel free to head over to our projects page, where you can find details about these jobs and more.

For any further questions or to check our availability, you can get in touch with us by giving us a call on 01476 860 800.