Load Bearing Wall

2014-02-14 08.54.03load bearing walls in ‘domestic’ projects are usually constructed from brickwork, blockwork, concrete or even timber studwork.

The definition of a load bearing wall is a wall which supports weight in addition to it’s own self weight. Therefore, a load bearing timber stud wall could be misdiagnosed as non-load bearing by a non engineer. We recommend that an Engineer be consulted if you are unsure as to its load bearing status.

Examples of ‘additional’ weight include:

  • floors
  • roof
  • another floor height of wall
  • wind pressure [buttress walls only]

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