Tiling Metal stud walls

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A thing can be tiled, will it last is another matter ,this would be handy between bedrooms but if your tiling it bathroom? I'd always go for.timber and moisture boards but that's me :)
 
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So, been asked to put up a studd wall and tile it. Looking at Metal studs for cost and ease.

Looking at "Galvanised Metal C-Stud .55mm x 70mm x 3m" https://www.wickes.co.uk/Knauf-Galvanised-Metal-U-Channel---0-55mm-x-52mm-x-3m/p/163574

Stupid question: what weight can these take? Can they be tiled? I assume so but..
Last major project I was on had more than 250 bathrooms and en-suites, in a refurb/repurposed mill and every last one of them was MF studwork with 15mm MR PB over the top, then tiled. Same goes for all the bathrooms in a 44-storey block I did some work on a few years back - two walls completely tiled - MR PB onto metal stud.

So, no, I'd avoid it as it obviously doesn't work...
 
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Obviously I should build it out of brick, in case the big bag wolf comes and blows down the wood.
 
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Metals fine just reduce you're screw spacing will increase the load the plasterboard can take
 
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Most tile company's will spec spacings of fixings and no plaster depending on weight of tiles plus reason why bathrooms if timber or metal should be spaced @400cc
 
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20kg per sqm plastered
32kg no plaster you can raise to about 40kg sqm with fixing every 100mm
 
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Most tile company's will spec spacings of fixings and no plaster depending on weight of tiles plus reason why bathrooms if timber or metal should be spaced @400cc
Agree with that, that said I've been using a lot of cement board in bathrooms lately and just tiling onto that
 
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Agree with that, that said I've been using a lot of cement board in bathrooms lately and just tiling onto that
I hope that architects are finally beginning to realise that 10 or 20 years down the line, when the next owner wants to replace that (by then) jaded bathroom, they aren't going to be that impressed if they rip the tiles off the wall and end up having to reboard the lot because they've taken the facing paper with the tiles and ruined the boards...
 

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