How to Build a Partition Wall: Easy Ways to Divide a Space

building a partition wall with timber
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Getting to grips with how to build a partition wall is really useful for anyone wishing to create division in their home in order to create more private or quieter spaces, or to zone a largely open plan layout. 

Partition walls are usually fairly straightforward to construct and many DIYers choose to take this job on themselves. In addition to being relatively quick and cost-effective, this type of wall is also useful if you want to easily incorporate wiring, soundproofing materials and insulation. In addition, partition walls can be designed to include handy built-in shelves to provide some neat storage options — perfect for open plan kitchens

Natasha Brinsmead

Natasha is Homebuilding & Renovating’s Associate Content Editor and has been a member of the team for over two decades. An experienced journalist and renovation expert, she has written for a number of homes titles. Over the years Natasha has renovated and carried out a side extension to a Victorian terrace. She is currently living in the rural Edwardian cottage she renovated and extended on a largely DIY basis, living on site for the duration of the project. She is now looking for her next project — something which is proving far harder than she thought it would be.