A load – bearing wall and a folding sound-proof partition are quite different designs. The wall is an integral part of the structure, which ensures its integrity, strength, stability and durability. Load-bearing walls should not be demolished and in General it is not recommended to expose them to any destructive mechanical impact.
Load-bearing walls are usually built of bricks and other strong building materials. Non-load-bearing materials have a wider range of uses:
Materials are selected depending on the type of building, the specifics of its use, the customer's budget, and so on.
Sliding structures, unlike walls, are used exclusively for zoning space. You can use them to separate one part of the room from another. At the same time, you do not need to get permission to redevelop the premises, which significantly speeds up and reduces the cost of the entire process.
In the production of sliding walls and partitions, lighter materials are used:
folding partitions are usually much lighter than monolithic walls. But most importantly, they can be easily opened. For example, some partitions have the "accordion" design, which is folded without much physical effort and takes up a minimum of space when folded.
Of course, an ordinary wall can't be removed so easily. Again, dismantling will require a new redevelopment permit. Plus, it's pretty dirty work, which will have to make repairs throughout the room.
Installation and dismantling of partitions takes just a couple of hours. At the same time, all works are as clean as possible. During them, you can stay indoors and do your own business.
High-quality sliding walls have a really high level of sound insulation, which is critical for many. For example, the noise insulation of our partitions is about 40-50 dB. Not every monolithic wall can boast the same indicators.
Please also note that there are different rules of the SNiP for walls and partitions. And this must be taken into account if you decide to zone space in your home, office, workplace, and so on.