MortarThePoint

Anyone used Tradeline or Libra Resilient Bars or MF?

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British-Gypsum and GTEC resilient bars are about twice the price of lesser brands like Tradeline/Libra/Speedline/Phoenix. thickness and dimensions seem the same, so is that just the price of branding at play. I should imagine its all the same isn't it?

 

I prefer the look of bars that have the acoustic holes away from the fold, but given the fact that both premium (BG) and budget (Libra) have holes on folds it doesn't seem an issue. Knauf double up and do both.

 

SpeedLine: image.png.72bef8db5b14464112eb2af00dee63e6.png

TradeLine(secondary source😞image.png.ffaa6e8f7d12280dc49ab361b5829bd8.png

Siniat GTEC: image.png.9bf6a4aad533f33771349ff82a945a24.png

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Knauf: image.png.4d5a0d9f3edbb3d5b789d2481b40d73c.png

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Yep 

All the time 

Some of our jobs spec BG

The ones that don’t We use tradeline 

Or Gtec About a third cheaper 

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1 hour ago, nod said:

Yep 

All the time 

Some of our jobs spec BG

The ones that don’t We use tradeline 

Or Gtec About a third cheaper 

 

I like the look of the Tradeline ones

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1 hour ago, MortarThePoint said:

 

I like the look of the Tradeline ones

yes there just a thinner gauge of metal than BG

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14 minutes ago, nod said:
1 hour ago, MortarThePoint said:

yes there just a thinner gauge of metal than BG

 

On paper it's the other way round. TradeLine claim 0.5mm gauge and BG claim 0.45mm. Probably the joys of tolerances at play though which means the TradeLine is the thinner as you say.

<rant>'Tolerances' is one of the great deceptions of the construction sector as far as I am concerned. Most other lines of work the nominal is what the manufacturer tries to achieve so sits in the middle of the distribution (mean) and the tolerance sets the width of the tails either side. In construction supplies, many seem to treat it that as long as X% are within nominal +/- the tolerance, they can reduce the mean to save money. Hence 100mm blocks actually being 96mm etc. It's a con in my eyes.</rant>

 

British Gypsum:

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TradeLine:

 

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3 hours ago, MortarThePoint said:

 

On paper it's the other way round. TradeLine claim 0.5mm gauge and BG claim 0.45mm. Probably the joys of tolerances at play though which means the TradeLine is the thinner as you say.

<rant>'Tolerances' is one of the great deceptions of the construction sector as far as I am concerned. Most other lines of work the nominal is what the manufacturer tries to achieve so sits in the middle of the distribution (mean) and the tolerance sets the width of the tails either side. In construction supplies, many seem to treat it that as long as X% are within nominal +/- the tolerance, they can reduce the mean to save money. Hence 100mm blocks actually being 96mm etc. It's a con in my eyes.</rant>

 

British Gypsum:

image.png.ca319f9cc3f52c32f0c42a757f1f9cf1.png

TradeLine:

 

image.png.95cf594768765885726567791b79c7da.png

I was referring to there MF in general 

Quite flimsy compared to BG 

But does the same job once boarded 

We never stand studs up and leave them un boarded Where as BG we often stand a couple of hundred metres of studs up before we board

You get what you pay for 

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On 28/06/2021 at 14:40, MortarThePoint said:

Ordered the TradeLine one at £2.35 per 3m length which is cheaper than 100x22 timber

Hi

Where did you get it for that price as I am being quoted £1.79 per m (£5.37 per length)

 

thanks

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2 minutes ago, GrantMcscott said:

Hi

Where did you get it for that price as I am being quoted £1.79 per m (£5.37 per length)

 

thanks

 

Have a look at abcdepot, but I got it from Travis Perkins

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2 minutes ago, MortarThePoint said:

 

Have a look at abcdepot, but I got it from Travis Perkins

that was CCF that quoted which is part of Travis Perkins

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