Drywall Solutions for education

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Our insights on education...

At Siniat, we understand that a young person’s experience of their school can shape them for life. As a key part of the supply chain, we are acutely aware that our products and materials have a real impact on children everyday– and it’s a responsibility we take very seriously.

We wholeheartedly endorse RIBA’s Better Spaces for Learning report in 2016. With over 30 years’ experience of helping to write specifications for schools, we have observed the importance of good school design and concur that:

● Good school buildings have a significant and positive impact on pupil behaviour, engagement, wellbeing and attainment.

● Good school design has a positive impact on school staff’s productivity, with the most comfortable and well-designed schools demonstrating a 15% increase in productivity.

Drylining systems can help solve creative challenges whilst meeting or exceeding building performance targets. Against a backdrop of limited funding available for school building, post occupancy evaluations show that the right system choices can significantly reduce running and maintenance costs too.

Download our
Drylining Specification Guide for Education


Fire Protection and Shaftwall Partitions Suspended Ceilings
GTEC Shaftwall range use a specially designed system to protect voids and shafts in education buildings. It resists pressure changes and enables installation from one side of the shaft only.
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. 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 and can be built in large runs.
Typically needed for:
  • Service shafts & plant rooms
  • Stairway walls & lift shafts
  • Isolated passages
Typically needed for:
  • Auditoria
  • Classrooms and lecture theatres
  • Circulation areas and corridors
  • Libraries and study rooms
  • Music rooms
Typically required for:
  • Cafeterias 
  • Auditoriums
  • Entrance areas
  • Floors between classrooms

Supporting your project

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. Click below for examples of recent projects.

Practical support from our technical experts

Technical support: On-site
Technical support - On-site

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

Technical support: Design stage
Siniat Technical Support at 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
Siniat Technical support - By phone

Have a query that needs an urgent response? Our team of experts are ready to take your call from 08.15 – 17.00, Mon-Fri.

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

Technical support: Related building regs
Siniat Technical Support - Related Building Regs

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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