Type of building

Type of building - Healthcare

Type of building


Public or private, health facilities are subject to strong functional, regulatory and economic constraints. Their design must integrate the presence of highly specialized spaces, respond to safety of users and staff and limit maintenance costs.

The diversity of services and functional units in a hospital makes this sector the most complex of building types. Key drylining considerations include:

  • Meeting extraordinary acoustic, fire, impact and hygiene demands
  • Accommodating heavy service demands and mechanical requirements
  • Contributing to the creation of an architecturally impressive building
  • The km volume of partitions to construct




GTEC Shaftwall range use a specially designed system to protect voids and shafts in healthcare buildings. It resists pressure changes and enables installation from one side of the shaft only.

Fire protection shaftwall systems are typically needed for:

  • Service shafts 
  • Stairway walls and isolated passages
  • Stairways and public passageways
  • Plant rooms


The GTEC range of metal stud profiles provides system solutions for education building projects. Combining the right plasterboard, fixings, frame and finishing products gives partition solutions up to the most demanding levels of fire, acoustic and thermal performance.

Partition systems are typically needed for:

  • Smoke walls and fire compartment walls
  • Corridors
  • Partition walls including wet areas
  • Foyers
  • Radiation shield walls
  • Plant room


GTEC Floor and Ceiling systems are used to achieve acoustic and fire rated solutions for education projects. There are a large range of solutions available, from direct soffit application to the creation of full supporting frames, which can be built in large runs.

Floor and ceiling systems are typically needed for:

  • Roofs and ceilings
  • Corridors
  • Foyers
  • Wards
  • Waiting rooms


For larger projects, we add value before, during and after the construction phase. Working with the project team, we can support the initial tender, finding ways to improve aesthetics or building performance, cut construction costs, reduce build times or suggest ways to lower on-going maintenance costs. Find out our recent projects below.


The Walton Centre NHS Trust embarked on a major expansion programme to deliver a new three-storey building: Sid Watkins Building.


Bristol’s new £430m ‘super hospital’ was completed in 2014. Covering a total footprint of 113,000m2

Cardiff Royal Infirmary

Megadeco provides fire, sound insulation and impact performance for Cardiff Royal Infirmary redevelopment.


Practical support from our technical experts

Technical support: Design stage

Technical support: Design stage

For larger projects, we add value before the construction phase. Click here to read one of our technical Project Packs.

Technical support: By phone

Technical support: By phone

Have a query that needs an urgent response? Our team of experts are ready to take your call from 09.00 – 17.00, Mon-Fri. (excluding 12.30 to 2pm)

Tel: 0800 145 6033 or 01275 377789
Email: technical.services@siniat.co.uk

Technical support: On-site

Technical support: On-site

Browse here for technical documentation, practical videos, tools and contact information.

Related building regulations

Building Regulations

Related building regulations

Browse or download the guidance document on Building Bulletin 100 – Design for Fire Safety in Schools

Browse or download the guidance document on Building Bulletin – Acoustic design of schools

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