load-bearing partition

load-bearing partition

A partition capable of supporting a load in addition to its own weight.
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The load-bearing partition must be supported by a beam or another load-bearing wall underneath.
Usually, they are composed of two lengths of lumber (2-by-4s or 2-by-6s) that connect in the middle and rest on a central load-bearing partition.
The timber framing of these load-bearing partitions is much heavier than on a normal modern lightweight partition and will tend to include diagonal bracing to give better support.
The existing blocks are made of concrete load-bearing partitions.