The key to any successful construction project is careful planning and foresight. While this is common knowledge, the benefit of installing temporary walls in construction is often overlooked.
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Temporary walls can play a key part in minimizing disruption to other areas of the building where you are working, as well as reducing the transmission of dust and other potential contamination into surrounding areas. In this blog, we take a look at 4 types of construction projects that would benefit from a temporary wall and what materials you should be looking for in a temporary partition.
- Maintenance of equipment
To ensure that expensive equipment on site lasts as long as it should do, regular cleaning and maintenance is a must. However, this sort of work can be disruptive not to mention messy. A deep clean can release plenty of dust and other debris into the atmosphere which can find its way into other areas of your site. This not only allows the debris to spread into the space of other workers, the activity required to undertake such maintenance may also disturb the productivity of other areas. This can be avoided by containing the space in which the maintenance is occurring through installing a temporary wall system.
- Remodeling and renovation
Any renovation and extension activity can be highly disruptive to the whole household. Projects can take months to complete and, in the meantime, the inhabitants of the household can be left to endure mess, dust, debris, and heavy traffic through their living spaces. In these types of construction projects, you can keep your client happy by installing temporary walls to close off spaces of construction from the rest of the house. Through the addition of doorways to these temporary walls, you can also ensure that you have easy access to your workspace whilst being able to shut a firm door on any cross-contamination between the area of action and the rest of the house.
- Plumbing and flooring projects
When using heavy materials that can cause a lot of noise and dust, a temporary wall can help minimize the disruption caused by this. Plumbing and flooring projects can create such scenarios so consider installing a temporary wall to mitigate cross-contamination. It can also help you as a construction worker to create a separate space and minimize traffic that can disturb productivity and the overall finish of the project.
- Protecting the production line
It may be that new pieces of equipment need to be installed in a particular area of the site or some repairs are needed. If the space you’re working in contains a production line that can’t be disrupted, then installing a temporary wall around the space where works are needed can allow for essential work to continue. This means that construction need not disrupt the normal functioning of a workspace so that no unnecessary costs are incurred from the production line being halted.
Trimaco’s SpeedyRoom – fast set up
Once you’ve identified where you might need a temporary wall in a construction project, it’s time to think about installation. Trimaco’s SpeedyRoom is made of lightweight corrugated plastic sheets and can be assembled in a variety of configurations to suit your needs. As the name suggests, it is incredibly quick to put up and does not require any additional tools or even trade skills to install. Up to 4 rooms can be made from the wall kit and these temporary walls are also reusable and easy to clean. A great set to have in your construction repertoire.
Temporary walls offer a whole range of benefits and can go a long way in mitigating the disruption caused by construction. They are easy to install and, once works are complete, they can be cleaned and put away until the next time you’re completing a project that requires them. When planning your next project, be sure to consider whether it would benefit from a temporary wall – you’re sure to keep your clients and colleagues happy with this consideration.