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August 12, 2017 18:06

Putting the frame for gypsum board from the metal profile

Putting the frame for gypsum board from the metal profile

In this article we will cover the basics of rack mounting under the drywall of the metal sheets by hand.

This work is pretty simple, does not require any special skills and sophisticated tools, what we have and try to convince.


  • Types drywall
  • preparatory stage
  • frame Mounting
    • Preparing for installation
    • Fastening parts

Types drywall

Plasterboard - construction and modernfinishing material, which enjoys great popularity with the repairs.

With drywall, you can arrange your own hands shelf in the desired place, level the surface of the walls and ceiling, log in to the room in the form of an arch, to make a niche in the wall, an extra partition in the room.

Offered photos show us interesting interior solutions using the GCR.


There fireproofand moisture-resistant gypsum board types, as well as high-strength gypsum board and gypsum board with a high degree of sound insulation, which is used for the walls of industrial premises.

Despite the wide range of applications, this material should be handled with care delivery and installation as well as mechanical effects (shock, pressure, bending) can lead to the appearance of chips, cracks.

Based on this, it is better to perform the installation of at least two people, using sheets with a side of not more than 90 cm.

Fastening drywall is done either directly at the level the surface using special plaster mastics or screws on the pre-assembled crate made of metal or wood.

preparatory stage

Mounting frame for panels of drywall is fairly easy to install it does not take much time, just buy the necessary materials, prices of which will pleasantly surprise you, get a small set of tools and have little skill with handling them.

Carrying frame made of metal sheets, you get a more durable, compared to wooden, construction, installation of metal frame itself takes less time.

timber may be subject to warping, damage bugs, rotting, which will adversely affect the performance qualities of the design.

In addition, a simple calculation shows that the weight of a wooden frame at a lot more than that metalloprofilnyh systems.

So, we are with you decided to assemble the frame of the metal sheets by hand.The following materials (the appearance of some of them you can see on the photo) are used for the installation of the metal crates.

Types of profiles


  • guide - designed to secure the support profiles on the same line, it is the main element of the carcass structure;
  • ceiling - allows you to frame mounting on the ceiling;
  • rack - you need to build batten walls, installation of partitions, with it you can do with your hands as the angles and arc-shaped pieces of interior.

Also needed:

  • suspension of direct or shortened - fixes the rack or ceiling elements, respectively, to the wall or ceiling;
  • connector sibling of the "crab" - holds between a perpendicular direction strip metal sheets used for ceiling batten, at least - to strengthen the walls of crates;
  • connectors extenders - fasten the various pieces of the profile;
  • screws for metal;
  • press washer;
  • dowels.

Ceiling profiles and rack - it's supporting elements of the frame, which you then will be installed drywall.


number of required material, fasteners and fixingsdetermined according to measurements by following the exact calculation according to the mounting technology.

to perform installation work need the following minimum set of tools, which is better to think in advance:

  • hammer drill or a hammer;
  • screwdriver;
  • scissors on metal or Bulgarian;
  • levels;
  • tape measure, square, pencil (marker).

frame Mounting

Preparations for mounting frame is to apply a markup.

This is a very important stage from which further depends on both the quality of the operational framework and aesthetic perception of our construction after installation of drywall.


Wrong calculation inaccuracies and errors in the markup applied, can lead to skewed design, deviation from the ideal position, excessive consumptionmaterial.

Preparing for installation

If you align the wall, the first line is put on the perimeter of the floor at a distance from the wall.

Calculation indent drywall off the walls is very simple: the thickness of the plasterboard plus a space from the wall for installation of utilities (electrical wiring, piping).

assembly lines on opposite walls should be parallel to each other.Then, transfer the layout from the floor to the ceiling, using a carpenter's plumb.

These horizontal lines define the place of fastening guide rails, mounting rack profile is the vertical layout wall surface with a pitch of 40 to 60 cm

step calculation is performed on the size of the sheet of drywall -. Each sheet must be fixed at 3 mount or ceilingprofiles.

If the sheet width is not used more than 50 cm, it is enough to mount on 2 Profile.On the rack marking profiles through every 40-50 cm to note the point of suspension mounting.

Experts emphasize that above the door, above and below the window openings should be used a guide profile.

Assembly crates of metal sheets to align the wall is shown in the proposed video.


When installing a suspended ceiling of plasterboard, the implementation of layout begins with the horizontal markings on the walls defining the location of the slide rails.

second ceiling as well as walls, should provide for the possibility of laying electric wires.Carefully check the levels to avoid a discharge from the horizon.

Next, perform the calculation of step display mounted ceiling profile is similar to that described above, and in the ceiling carry markings for him, noting the place of suspensions mount lighting.

In the photo you can see an example of the circuit performing layout for mounting the frame on the ceiling.

Example of marking for the frame

Fastening parts

Getting to the assembly of our design.

The first thing to make portions of the guide profile of the desired length using scissors or grinders for metal.The length of the workpiece adheres to the parameters of the room.

Mount guides you need according to the markup, following the calculation and maintaining the spacing between fasteners of 50-60 cm.

When mounting the frame to the ceiling and walls, make sure that the angles between all elements of the design have been strictly straight, and for this we use square.

Please note that in the final form of the design of the drywall has a significant weight, so fixing the profiles to the walls must be carried out strictly on the dowel-nails without the use of plastic bullets, which will eventually weaken and contribute to sagging and a curved surface.

first stage frame assembly is complete, begin the installation of hangers.

Suspensions are attached to the base support (wall or ceiling) the dowel-nails and arranged perpendicular to the passage of the supporting profiles.

pliers, turn down the side pieces of the suspensions at 90 ° to level the surface.In the photo you can see an example of the correct installation on the ceiling hangers.

Fixing hangers

frame device completes the installation of auxiliary sections.This ceiling and rack rails, which will subsequently be attached sheets of drywall.

carefully, observing safety precautions, prepare segments of desired length using scissors or grinders for metal.For ease of installation make the length of the rail is 10 mm shorter than the estimated.

Fastening profiles to each other and mounted to the suspensions is carried out using self-tapping screws to press the puck.

After connecting straps and hangers "whiskers" (side elements) last turn down outwards or inwards auxiliary profile.

Connection profiles of individual sections in length is performed with the help of specialized extensions, connectors with locking screws on, and each intersection ceiling partitions to increase the rigidity of mounting fixed connection "crabs."

Ready frame

Fulfilling skeleton installation, you need to pre-acquainted with the plan of placing the suspension of furniture, lighting equipment and other items fixed to walls and ceilings.

In these places drywall will withstand the increased load, so to reduce the likelihood of deformation is recommended to install an additional support profiles.

auxiliary ceiling profiles can be mounted in the center of the room for a better distribution of the load on the plasterboard over the entire ceiling area.

frame for leveling walls, properly installed and ready for installation of the FCL, the photo above shows, a training video will show once again how to make a frame for gypsum board.


I hope this article has helped you learn something new about the preparation of the frame of the metal profile for drywall installation, learn the basics of these technologies work, their own hands to change the interior of your apartment, to improve the rational use of its area.