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Room with a room - 2x3 instead of 2x4?

Has anyone used 2x3 stud work for a room within a room, instead of the normal 2x4?

Room is only 12ft x 13ft - I'm in the UK and rooms tend to be much smaller here I think. Studs will be then 16" or 24" centres. Single layer OSB and then drywall. Will the structure be rigid enough and be able to support decoupled joists?

I'm sure I've seen it done before, but I know most on here go for 2x4 timber.
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Stateside the problem with 2x3's is they are usually NEVER true and they bow like a limp noodle.. I would avoid them unless you know they are good quality and wont warp.. Also check their loading capabilities as compared to a 2x4 (probably not an issue, but worth looking into)

Modular homes in the 50's were all built with 2x3s and they have held up fine, but their quality was much better than what we have now.. Once again this refers to stuff in the USA..
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Stateside the problem with 2x3's is they are usually NEVER true and they bow like a limp noodle.. I would avoid them unless you know they are good quality and wont warp.. Also check their loading capabilities as compared to a 2x4 (probably not an issue, but worth looking into)

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Cheers. I'm not considered that concern, thank you for mentioning it. I'll see what the builder wants to use.
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