Interior and Exterior
Light Gauge Metal
Framing

New England Drywall specializes in interior and exterior light gauge steel framing for commercial construction.

Thin sheets of galvanized steel can be cold formed into steel studs for use as a structural or non structural building material for both external and partition walls in both residential, commercial and industrial construction projects. The dimension of the room is established with horizontal track that is anchored to the floor and ceiling to outline each room. The vertical studs are arranged in the tracks, usually spaced 16″ apart, and fastened at the top and bottom.

Install and Finish
Drywall

NE Drywall has been providing drywall services in Rhode Island and nearby Massachusetts for more than 40 years. You have found a company of experts in commercial construction and drywall installation. New England Drywall can frame, drywall and finish partitions for a complete remodel of your commercial space.

In large-scale commercial construction, the work of installing and finishing drywall is often split between the drywall mechanics, or hangers, who install the wallboard, and the tapers or finishers, who finish the joints and cover the fastener heads with drywall compound. Dry wall can be finished anywhere from a level 0 to a level 5, where 0 is not finished in any fashion and 5 is the most “pristine”. Depending on how significant the finish is to the customer the extra steps in the finish may or may not be necessary, though priming and painting of drywall is recommended in any location where it may be exposed to any wear.

The method of installation and type of drywall can reduce sound transmission through walls and ceilings.  The online casino world is filled with a multitude of exhilarating games that cater to every player’s preferences. One such game that has gained popularity in recent years is the Aviator 1win online. Thicker drywall reduces sound transmission, but engineering manuals recommend using multiple layers of drywall, sometimes of different thicknesses and glued together, or special types of drywall designed to reduce noise, such as quiet rock. Also important are the construction details of the framing with steel studs, wider stud spacing, double studding, insulation, and other details reducing sound transmission. Sound transmission class (STC) ratings can be increased from 33 for an ordinary stud-wall to as high as 59.

All services are offered and performed by New England Drywall.

Acoustical Ceilings

New England Drywall is ready to help with your commercial acoustical ceiling installation. We provide acoustical ceiling installation within Rhode Island and nearby Massachusetts. Please contact New England Drywall about your next acoustical ceiling projects. Meet our experts, accept our bid and we will add your acoustical ceiling project to our schedule.

Acoustic balance and control is another objective of dropped ceilings. A noisy room can overstimulate occupants, while a too quiet interior may seem dull and uninviting.

The acoustic performance of suspended ceilings has improved dramatically over the years, with enhanced sound absorption and attenuation. This is sometimes achieved by adding insulation known as Sound Attenuation Batts (SABs), more commonly referred to as “sound batts”, above the panels to help deaden sounds and keep adjacent rooms quieter.

One type of suspended ceiling is made up of Acoustic Ceiling Tiles (ACT) and a stick-built grid system. Sometimes called a lay-in ceiling, this type of system is versatile, durable, and cost effective. In addition, the ceiling tiles can be removed without damage to the system so that above ceiling items can be maintained. Seen throughout many commercial and institutional buildings, ACT is a popular ceiling material that now has a wide variety of aesthetic options.

Insulation

When choosing an insulation product, it’s important to understand that there’s no such thing as a “superior insulator.” According to the Building Sciences Corporation, all types of insulation perform equally well when properly installed and air sealed. Still, there are several factors to consider when comparing insulation types.

Insulation can help you create acoustically sound environments, where building occupants can take advantage of a relaxing, peaceful space—or turn up the volume without disturbing others. Fiber glass and mineral wool insulation give your buildings an edge by achieving a high level of sound control between interior rooms, between ceilings and floors, and from outside sources. Installing fiber glass or mineral wool batts is also an easy way to apply acoustical control to interior walls without changing build practices.

The latest building energy codes are driving greater energy efficiency, which means tighter and better insulated buildings. But a building built just to code is only meeting the legal minimum, not delivering customer value beyond that baseline. Designing and constructing beyond code—including quality commercial building insulation installation—delivers buildings that are more energy efficient, quieter and healthier, which can give you a competitive advantage.

4 Great Reasons to Insulate:

1. Greater energy efficiency, lower energy bills

2. Meeting occupant needs for comfort

3. Acoustic Impact

4. Sustainability and Responsibility

Doors Frames
Hardware

New England Drywall offers a range of commercial-grade doors, frames and hardware for financial institutions, schools, churches, healthcare and retail applications.

Available Door Types

  • Hollow Metal Doors
  • Hollow Metal Frames
  • Galvanized Steel Frames
  • Fire Rated Doors
  • Architectural Doors
  • Door Hardware and accessories

Drywall Suspended Grid Ceilings

Sometimes acoustical ceilings aren’t practical for a particular project. They may not fit within the design requirements of certain designers and architects. Additionally, repairing the existing drywall or plaster ceilings on a project may not be possible either because of duct work, data lines, gas lines or other accessory units that may need to be installed to accommodate the lifestyle of people today.

In some cases the only option in order to retain the existing look of the hard ceiling would be to install a suspended drywall ceiling system. This allows all accessories to be installed into the cavity above the grid systems.

Drywall ceiling systems can be installed almost anywhere you would install a suspended acoustical ceiling. Call New England Drywall for more information. (401) 438-3387

 

In-wall and Related
Blocking

 

Blocking, often called backing, also refers to pieces of wood or other material that run between wall studs in order to provide support and attachment sites for mounted hardware or trim such as cabinets, shelving, handrails, vanity tops without a cabinet underneath, bathroom accessories, TV mounts, and moulding.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Properly installed blocking is easier to find and use for attaching wall hardware than studs alone. Once drywall, or any other material, covers the wall it can be difficult to find 2×4 studs for attachment, and the position of nails and screws must be adjusted to stud location. 1win online casino and betting has gained popularity among gamblers and sports enthusiasts. Offering a wide range of casino games and sports betting options, 1win provides an exciting gambling experience. Thus, if blocking is installed at a uniform and predetermined height, attachment sites can be found without using a stud finder, and the blocking can be utilized anywhere along a wall at that height. This is particularly useful for installing upper cabinets  or shelving as they tend to be fairly heavy and finding  appropriate studs for installation can be difficult.

Fiberglass Reinforced Panels (FRP)

Fiberglass reinforced panels, or FRP, are thin, flexible plastic panels made of strong polyester resin reinforced with fiberglass. They are used on walls and ceilings and can be installed directly over drywall, wood, concrete block, and many other solid surfaces. FRP systems include plastic trim molding to create a continuous durable, scratch-resistant surface that is easy to clean and mold- and stain-resistant. The panels can even be hosed down for cleaning. All of these qualities make FRP an excellent material for covering walls and ceilings in restaurant kitchens, public bathrooms, medical facilities, food processing areas, and many other environments requiring frequent deep-cleaning.

 Fiberglass Reinforced Panels Advantages
  • Strong scratch-resistant material
  • Can be cleaned easily using regular detergents, high-pressure washers, or even steam
  • Lightweight, flexible panel that is easy to install
  • Can be installed with glue or fasteners, or both
  • Maximum sanitation protection
  • Improved chemical resistance
  • Installs over any many materials using basic and techniques
  • High impact resistance from shattering and scratches
  • Superior flexibility
  • Can save money over other building materials
  • Helps prevent the growth of mold and will not rust or corrode
  • Ideal for covering new drywall or old, damaged wall and ceiling surfaces

E.I.F.S.

Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems (EIFS) offer continuous insulation by design, allowing architects the design flexibility and aesthetics they require, while helping to meet the new energy codes. EIFS are continuous insulation.

According to the definitions of the International Building Code and ASTM International, an Exterior Insulation and Finish System (EIFS) is a nonload bearing, exterior wall cladding system that consists of an insulation board attached either adhesively or mechanically, or both, to the substrate; an integrally reinforced base coat; and a textured protective finish coat.

EIFS with Drainage, another EIFS system, is the predominate method of EIFS applied today. As the name implies, EIFS with Drainage helps to eliminate moisture before it has an opportunity to enter the wall cavity.

EIFS were first introduced in the United States in the late 1960’s, and were first used on commercial buildings, and later on homes. EIFS typically consist of the following components:

  • A water-resistive barrier (WRB) that covers the substrate
  • A drainage plane between the WRB and the insulation board that is most commonly achieved with vertical ribbons of adhesive applied over the WRB
  • Insulation board typically made of expanded polystyrene (EPS) which is secured with an adhesive or mechanically to the substrate
  • Glass-fiber reinforcing mesh embedded in the base coat
  • A water-resistant base coat that is applied on top of the insulation to serve as a weather barrier
  • A finish coat that typically uses colorfast and crack-resistant acrylic co-polymer technology.

EIFS today are one of the most tested and well researched claddings in the construction industry. Research, conducted by the Oak Ridge National Laboratory and supported by the Department of Energy, has validated that EIFS are the “best performing cladding” in relation to thermal and moisture control when compared to brick, stucco, and cementitious fiberboard siding. In addition EIFS is in full compliance with modern building codes which emphasize energy conservation through the use of CI (continuous insulation) and a continuous air barrier. Both these components are built into today’s EIFS products to provide maximum energy savings, and reduced environmental impact over the life of the structure. Along with these functional advantages come virtually unlimited color, texture, and decorative choices to enhance curb appeal and enjoyment of almost any home or structure.

Durability

Unlike wood, stucco and other siding materials, EIFS rarely need painting. Most EIFS systems are specially formulated with 100% acrylic binder, which gives EIFS superior resistance to fading, chalking and yellowing. As a result, the systems tend to maintain their original appearance over time. And since the color is integral to the finish coat, even if the surface is scratched, the same color appears beneath the abrasion.

EIFS also have excellent resistance to dirt, mildew and mold, which helps keep the building exterior looking clean and freshly painted. Should the surface ever become soiled, it can usually be cleaned by hosing it down.

The systems are designed to be very flexible, which makes them highly crack resistant. When walls expand or contract due to rising or falling temperatures, EIFS are resilient enough to “absorb” building movement and thus avoid the unsightly cracking problems that are so common with stucco, concrete and brick exteriors.