How to build a stud wall on a DIY basis in 8 easy steps

Building a stud wall
(Image credit: Nigel Rigden)

Understanding how to build a stud wall can be so useful for homeowners, whether you are keen to find ways to divide up an open plan space or are planning on fitting wall hung bathroom sanitary ware.

In most homes built these days, the majority of the first floor internal walls are made up of studwork – a timber frame – with plasterboard screwed over the top. Not only is this a quick way of putting up a wall, but it’s also useful in that pipes and wires can easily be run within the hollow part of the wall. 

Turrou Landesmann
Turrou Landesmann

Turrou Landesmann is trading manager at Roofing Superstore, a company that was launched in 2009 as an online supplier with knowledgeable customer service.

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Steve Jenkins

Steve is Homebuilding's resident DIY expert with over 20 years of experience in transforming and renovating homes. He specialises in painting and decorating, but has a wide range of skills gleaned from working in the building trade.

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.