Shaft and duct encasement system.

ShaftWall provides a lightweight, fire resistant structure to protect elements in confined spaces wherever access is limited to one side only. The system provides a protective structure which can be incorporated at an early stage of the construction without the need for scaffolding. The system can also be built horizontally to provide a fire rated membrane.

  • Horizontal membranes are built entirely from below
  • A ShaftWall variant with non-combustible Glasroc F FireCase board linings is available
  • High level commonality with GypWall partition components, particularly 70mm stud solutions
  • Higher certainty of installed acoustic performance due to laboratory tests incorporating deflection heads
  • Can be used where access is limited to one side at the head, e.g. M & E cages already installed in corridors
  • Sound insulation airbourne: 38 - 52 (Rw dB)
  • Fire resistance: 60 - 120 (mins)

Is Gyproc FireStrip required

Where included in the detail, Gyproc FireStrip is an essential component in maintaining the fire resistance of a partition.

How do you build a fire-rated partition where access is limited to one side only?

Our ShaftWall system is designed for this application.

What are Staggered, Quiet, Quiet SF, Audio, ShaftWall stud partitions?

These are all types of British Gypsum metal stud partition systems, each with a different application.

How To - Install ShaftWall


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Tested specifications and related files including BIM and dwg CAD.

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