Temporary partitions are built for the duration of construction activity and removed upon completion of the work. They tend to be most typical in remodeling applications where occupants of a building wish to be isolated temporarily from the sounds, smells, and sight of messy construction work.
Temporary partitions can be made of metals studs, wooden studs, plywood, plastic visqueen, drywall, etc. The materials used depend on the location and how important aesthetics become to the owner of the building or project. Temporary partitions can be as simple as hanging plastic visqueen in a residential application or as complex as gypsum board faced metal stud walls with a ‘level 5’ drywall finish and paint for a shopping mall corridor . The most typical temporary partitions tend to be wood studs and plywood or drywall.