by engineers who understand the needs of the installer and the end-user,
GL-350 has fewer components than standard fixed drywall construction,
and installs much faster. And since the system uses factory prefinished
panels, all of the taping, sanding, priming and painting of standard
construction is eliminated. Unlike other full height partition systems,
GL-350 is attached to the flooring, and to the ceiling grid, with
special fasteners that allow the system to be moved with virtually no
damage to these surfaces.
of the system is much simpler than standard fixed construction, and
because landfills are becoming more and more sensitive to the problem of
waste gypsum disposal, recycling of the panels offers the building owner
savings in both relocation and waste disposal costs. Components and
panels are 95% reusable.
Locks' GL-350 Drywall Replacement System gives the building owner
another important cost consideration: potential tax savings.
Since the IRS considers movable wall systems as portable tangible
personal property, they can be depreciated over a period of 7 years
versus 31 1/2 years for standard fixed construction. Or the system is
eligible for Code Section 179, Expense Election deduction - for years
beginning Jan., 1993, (the election deduction has been increased to
$17,500.) For details on the specific tax advantages that may
apply to you, contact your accountant or tax advisor.
heart of the GL-350 Drywall
Replacement System is a patented 2 1/2" box stud that is
precision engineered to receive simple 11 " cross channels. The cross
channels 'twist fit' into place with no additional fasteners. Each stud
is prepunched with a series of knockouts to accommodate horizontal
An exclusive feature of the framing is the 13" stud
extension. All GL-350 box studs are delivered to the jobsite
approximately 4 3/4" short of the floor to ceiling height. The stud
extension simply slip fits into the bottom of the stud and extends to
the finished floor. Because of this feature, field cutting of the studs
is eliminated, and all studs can be removed and relocated elsewhere
without regard to high or low spots in the floor.
The GL-350 Drywall Replacement System installs firmly between the
ceiling grid and the carpeting - allowing for the grid and carpeting to
be installed over large open areas, rather than all the cutting and
trimming required when standard "fixed" walls are used. The facility
owner enjoys considerable cost savings because of this quick and easy
Once installed, the unique GL-350 panel clip allows all panels to be
accessible from either side, virtually anywhere in the system.
Modifications to electrical wiring and communication lines can be done
quickly and easily by simply accessing a panel. And installing, or
relocating an office furniture cubicle adjacent to the GL-350 System can
be completed much faster than with standard construction.