• 17 July 2024

When building or renovating a private house, structures made of plasterboard are often used. Depending on the initial conditions and goals, they can be mounted on structures made of various materials, and one of the possible and most frequently used options is a frame structure made of metal profiles.

Profile for plasterboard, its types and sizes

Aluminum profiles for plasterboard can be used when assembling structures of various types and purposes. In construction, plasterboard profiles are usually used for the following purposes:

• Forming frames for suspended ceilings.

• Wall coverings.

• Construction of double-sided partitions.

• Arrangement of recesses for compartment doors.

When arranging any plasterboard structures, a base is necessary - a frame to which the plasterboard sheets will be attached. This frame is assembled using technology from special products - profiles. Profiles for plasterboards are made of aluminum and steel.

What can aluminum profiles for plasterboard be made of? Dimensions do not depend on the material used. The simple ones (i.e. made of black steel) have a lower price and are suitable for rooms with normal operating conditions. They can be used to create suspended ceilings, partitions and walls, and arches in living rooms and corridors. In a room with high humidity - a kitchen or bathroom - it is better to use aluminum profiles for plasterboard.

Types of profiles

Various types of aluminum profiles for plasterboard are available in stores. Dimensions are most often 2.8*2.7 cm, 5*4 cm, 6.5*4 cm, 7.5*4 cm and 10*4 cm in the case of the guide and 5*5 cm, 6.5*5 cm, 7.5*5 cm and 10*5 cm when it comes to plasterboard aluminum profiles for installation. The guide has a U-shaped cross-section with smooth side walls. It serves as a base for jumpers and racks. It is attached along the general perimeter of the structure, after which all other elements of the system are installed.

The rack mount slides into guides and sheets of drywall are attached to it. Due to the fact that it supports the main load, it must have a high degree of stiffness. It has a U-shaped structure with additional shelves and stiffening ribs that give it a greater degree of rigidity. The guides constitute a "frame" into which the racks are inserted, which are then connected using jumpers to obtain greater structural rigidity.

Additional accessories and profiles

Installing profiles in plasterboards often requires the use of appropriate accessories. There are several types of additional profiles that are used for finishing works, for creating a suspended frame for the ceiling, for attaching shelf profiles to wall surfaces, etc. To attach plasterboard aluminum profiles, a plate with mounting elements is necessary. It is used for arranging frames for suspended ceilings.

Installing profiles in plasterboards often requires extending the profile. This is a small staple size (11*5.8 cm) that allows you to glue two pieces of the same size and type together. For example, you can connect two profiles using a piece of guide profile of the appropriate size. It is important to insert it inside, clamp the shelves with pliers and screw them with self-tapping screws. The connection will be stiffer than other connections. When creating a frame placed along the walls, it is attached not with perforated hangers, but with elements with profiles bent in the shape of the letter "L".

What else is important?

The profile for each type of plasterboard may vary in length, and the standard length is 2.4 and 2.8 meters, but it can be up to 4 meters. Should I look for long profiles? This doesn't make much sense. The plasterboard profiles fit each other perfectly. Only when assembling the frame should you do everything to ensure that the attachment points on adjacent racks are not at the same level. As a rule, the joints are made alternately, first at the top and then at the bottom.