How to build a partition? Here you will find tips and descriptions with explanatory photographs on how to set up a partition.

Build a partition and divide the space

Build a partition and divide the space

We often wish that the accommodation had another room, for example, for the children to have one or our own separate workplace. If only the floor area is large enough, it is usually easy to fix that matter. Using a single partition, you can divide a larger room into two halves. It is far from as big and complicated work as you can imagine. With good planning, the wall can actually be in place within just a few days. To travel a partition in your own house, you do not need building permits or other permits. You also do not need to pick up any floorboards, but can place the wall directly on the floor you already have. But of course you can also lift floorboards or other coatings and put the sills on the new wall directly on the existing floor beams or on the extra beams that may be needed.

When choosing a rule effect, try to adjust it to the new door size - if you have to put a door in the wall. It is easier to do so than to customize the door according to the rule dimension. When cutting the sills, you should calculate the dimensions of the vertical controls on both sides at the day of opening. These two rules are mounted against the floor and the sides of the sills.

In this example we have chosen plasterboard as wall cladding. It is an easy-to-use, fire-resistant material. But of course you can choose different types of building boards.

Worth knowing

If you live in a rental apartment, you are not allowed to install a new partition without the landlord's consent. According to the Swedish Building Code, a room for a person should have at least 7 m 'floor space. There should be space for bed, bedside table, chair, chest of drawers or closet. The bedroom should be so planned that the bed does not have to be under a window.

If you only want to temporarily share a room area or separate two beds for the night and have a continuous surface during the day, instead of a partition, you can choose to mount a folding wall.

This is what you need to install a partition:

Cutting joints (1) Hammers (2) Water pass (3) Coromant drill drill (4) Tumstock (5) Spackle (6) Knife (7)

Wood for sills, tiles and roofing rods (at least 3-piece planed) Plasterboard Particleboard, Nail, Plasterboard, Screw, Mineral wool, Fiberglass strips el. Paper Strips, Fogspackel, Sandpaper.


1. Measure the regulations.
2. Calculate the number of plasterboard and possibly. wall particle board.
3rd Determine the location of the door.
4. Calculate the amount of nail or screw.
5. Move away all furniture.
6. Take down paintings and the like.
7. Prepared space for building materials.
8. Buy the home material.
9. Get the necessary tools.
10. Protect the floor with plastic foil.


1.Do remove the roofing strip on the two walls to which the new intermediate wall is to be connected. Use a brass iron.

2.To remove the floor covers on the same walls. If you proceed carefully, you can reuse both lists and sockets.

3.To measure the height between the ceiling and the floor, with the height of the wall, raise the height between the ceiling and the floor. Measure both walls.

4. Mark with a Vertical line where the rule should sit. Use the water pass to make the mark correctly.

Fit the rails to the sidewall

1.If the wall of wood is or has underlying wooden rails, you can attach the new wall rule to a standard nail.

2.If the substrate is made of concrete or

3. When the boreholes have the right dimension and the right depth, fasten both wall brackets with nail plugs.

4.If you have a door in the wall, measure the day-opening and fasten the short floor syllable, but only provisionally.

5. Mark along the sill to the other and direct it if needed. Also attach this syllable provisionally.

6.The total sieve size plus day opening and two cross-sectional dimensions are equal to the length of the roofline. Saw it up.

7.Fast the rule beforehand. Fit it exactly over the floor sills. If the roof is made of concrete, you must drill with coromant drill.

8.Collect once again the vertical line between the roof rails and the floor syllable and nail the seams for good. Nail spacing about 10 cm.

9. Measure the length and cut the two lines that will frame the doorway. Note that they must have a floor rack.

10.Place these two vertical rails against the short sides of the floor syllables. Peeled nails with two nails in each rule.

11.Tension the vertical line under the roof. Check the soldering with water pass. Knock the rule with the hammer.

12.Screw the rule against the roof with two-nailed joints. Keep steady so that the rule does not move.

13.Read up and then look at restraining rails. The center size between them should be 60 cm, never bigger.

14.And the remainder, the bevel nails align with the saddle and roofing line.

15. In order for the new partition to be completely steady and to have high bearing power, high demands are placed on nail joints.

16. In the doorway, a cross-section is required for the upper part of the door frame.

17.If your intention to hang any heavy object on the wall, you should nail the crossbar between the vertical rails.

Reinforcement plate

Before mounting the plasterboard discs, be sure to attach something to the wall surfaces. With a 12mm wall particle board, you get a reinforcement behind the plaster so you can easily mount the boards or cabinets. With an underlying particle board, you also get an acoustic effect while increasing the strength as the chipboard is both stronger and stronger.

Worth knowing about soundproofing in a partition

- It is difficult to get a satisfactory soundproofing with a partition wall mounted to the roof and floor. Both the ceiling and the floor serve as a sound bridge on both sides of the wall. Airy insulation material can dampen anything, but most useful makes strips of porous wood or felt material.

- Suitable thickness of rows, ropes and sills: 2 "x 3", ie about 50-70 cm.
- Suitable thickness of plasterboard: 13 mm.
- Suitable nail spacing on plasterboard: 10-15 mm from cardboard edge. 15-20 mm from the cut
Edge, 150 mm between the nails.


In no circumstances should you move or make recesses in load bearing structural parts
- for safety reasons, partly because it requires building permit.

Install insulation and plasterboard

1.Not for thermal insulation. but for silencing, fill the control box with carpets or slabs of mineral wool.

2.Make up the wall coverings, in this case, only plasterboard. Cut through the surface paper with universal knife against a ruler.

3.The grid should go into the plasterboard. Place the disc on a table and gently wrap it against the edge of the table.

4.Wind the gypsum board and cut through the backing paper.

5.Then cover the rules with the cut gypsum boards, ie on both sides of the regulations.

6.Fest the discs against the vertical girders with gypsum screw. Fold out protruding shells so that they are lowered in the folder - without going through it.

7.Pack over all the screws.

8.Without the flap yet open, you can put a fiberglass strip or a paper strip in the flap mass. Today it is usually recommended that you assemble paper strips as you fasten with regular wood.

9.Bredspackla and grind when the fluff has dried. Then painting or wallpaper remains - but that's another thing!


- A partition that divides a larger room gives two smaller areas, where the necessary new door can be an obstacle. You can get it in three ways: by choosing a sliding door that enters the wall - becomes invisible when it's open - an overhead sliding door or folding door.

- Even when building new, it can be an advantage to travel a partition so late that the roof and floor are already ready. This makes it easier to move or remove the wall later, if you want to divide the floor surface differently or remove the wall.

- When you buy a door to the new partition, you are wise to choose an entire door, ie door leaf with associated frame. Then you do not have to do a lot of millimeter work by fitting the door leaf into the frame you have to do yourself. Also allow the door to control the thickness of the new wall.

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