Industrial Steel Partitions

There are three basic types of industrial partitions:- Angle Frame, Single Skin & Double Skin. 

Most industrial partitions are steel construction, installed in factory environments and are therefore freestanding. This removes the necessity for the height of the partition to be a critical issue. All industrial partitions use robust support mullions incorporated into the design, to make themselves self-supporting. These mullions are bolted down to the concrete floor slab.

The panels can be imperial or metric sizes, in the width. Panels are normally split horizontally in the centre and the following heights are customary:- 

  • 8ft (2,440mm) – this is the most common choice.
  • 9ft (2,743mm)
  • 10ft (3,048mm)
  • 12ft (3,657mm)

Special heights can easily be manufactured to suit special requirements. 

All industrial partitions are factory pre-manufactured and required an accurate site survey by trained personnel. 

For industrial applications,  steel mesh is used in place of glazing where security and/or risk if breakage is a design issue. An all mesh ceiling can also be made, for secure stores. 

Industrial partitions are very robust and easily take the weight load of a self-supporting ceiling installed on top. 

Generally, the standard elevations for most industrial partition are:- 

  • All steel (solid). 
  • Steel and Glass (half glazed). 
  • Steel, Glass, Steel (centre glazed). 
  • Steel and Mesh (half mesh). 
  • All mesh. 

Virtually all industrial partitions are Powdercoated to a range of standard colours. 

The most common Standard colours are: 

  • All Grey.
  • Grey with Black cappings and cover channels.
  • All Sandstone.
  • Sandstone with Brown cappings and   cover channels.

However for a small additional cost a far greater range  of Powdercoated colours are available, mostly to the BS 4800 and RAL   standards. 

Angle Frame Partition

As the name suggests, this comprises  of a simple steel angle welded to form a frame, with a sheet of steel or mesh   spot welded into it. The panels can be imperial or metric sizes, 1,000mm   or1,200mm wide (approx). 

This type of partition has one flat, good (face) side, the other side shows the bolts, etc. 

Panels are pre-drilled, and bolted together.  

Corner and three way junctions are formed using square mullions.  

Make up panels have to be made to exact size.  

Head capping is a simple steel angle, bolted through to top of the panel for stability. 

Doors are made of the same construction. 

Glazing is achieved by the use of a two-part PVC extrusion that clips onto the angle framework. 

Single Skin Partition


This partition is similar to angle-frame, but a little more streamlined. It still uses a single sheet spot welded, but used a lightweight channel section for uprights. 

Panels are available in various widths, which our designers utilise to provide the optimum cost effective arrangement to make up the desired length. The single doors are usually in 900mm modules. 

Wall abutments and make-up panels are made using adjustable fillers. 

Fully formed clip-on steel glazing beads are used, and the face side provides a smooth, almost flush appearance. 

Doors can also be made from single skin steel, or Sapele veneered leafs are a frequent alternative option. 

Double Skin Partition


Double skin partitions can also be used for office applications. The panels are still steel construction, but are locked together with ‘H’ cleats, and a cover channel is clipped in on either face to conceal the joint.

Panels are available in various  widths, which our designers utilise to provide the optimum cost effective   arrangement to make up the desired length. The single doors are usually in 900mm   modules. 

There is a cleated junction between each panel, which is covered with an infill strip. 

Wall abutments and make-up panels are made using adjustable fillers. 

Glazing beads, etc are the same as single skin, but the panel has two smooth faces and uses a PVC skirting on both   sides. The cavity between panels is insulated with mineral fibre for sound reduction. 

Double skin partitions can also be made ½hr fire rated. 

As with the Single Skin partitions, both steel and timber doors can be utilised.