The purpose of a noggin in a steel stud wall is to provide support and to prevent twisting of the studs during the installation of lining board. The installation of standard steel noggins presents an issue when constructing a curved wall as the noggin sections are not flexible. Studco has a solution, Studco steel strap product can be used in place of the steel noggins.
Once the curved wall has been constructed and studs have been fixed off, mark the required centreline for the noggin line. Then starting at the first stud simply weave through each stud fixing through the steel strap into the face of each stud. Ensure the steel strap is pulled firm before moving onto the next fixing point. Refer to Fig. 1.