Generally, partition walls are designed as non-load bearing walls. It may be either folding, collapsible or fixed type. Depending upon the material used, partition walls may be divided into the following types:
1. Brick partitions
2. Hollow brick partitions of clay, terra-cotta or concrete.
3. Glass partitions: single glazed, double glazed, combined style
4. Blind dismountable partitions: blind double layers or with glass tops
4. Concrete partitions – plain or reinforced
5. Metal lath and plaster partitions
6. Timber partitions
Movable partitions are used where the walls of a room are frequently opened to form one large floor area. In this system, there are three types of partitions:
1. Sliding: Sliding partitions consists of series of panels that slide in tracks fixed to the floor and ceiling. The machine if the partition is similar to those of sliding doors.
2. Sliding & folding: Sliding and folding partitions operate in a similar manner to sliding folding doors. They are normally used for smaller spans.
3. Screens: Screens are usually constructed of a metal or timber frame. It is fixed with plywood and chipboard inside. The screen supported with legs for free standing and easy movement.

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