non-load-bearing wall

non-load-bearing wall

A wall subject only to its own weigh and wind pressure. See also: half-timbered wall

non-load-bearing wall

A wall capable only of supporting its own weight and (if it is an exterior wall) capable of resisting the force of the wind blowing against it; it cannot support an imposed load. Compare with load-bearing wall; also called a nonbearing wall.
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The columns, knee walls and drywall arch replaced a non-load-bearing wall to give the dining room and living room a more open feel.
But then after more evaluation, it appears the shifting was done in a non-load-bearing wall.
A IF there's a non-load-bearing wall between your bedroom and the adjoining room, you may be able to pinch some space by knocking out part of the wall and creating a new alcove on your side.
Most tilt-up buildings are designed as non-load-bearing wall systems, according to De Salvo.
steel components, - non-load-bearing walls, - mobile shielding walls, - slabs (concrete barrier beams for ceiling openings), - roof structures, - tga installations, - components in the outdoor facilities.
Even removing non-load-bearing walls can be of concern to building control if, for example, it would create a layout that breaks fire regulations.
Even removing non-load-bearing walls can be of concern to building control, if, for example, it would create a layout that breaks fire regulations.
Curator Clara Kim makes excellent use of the ground-floor galleries of the Walker, opening them up by removing all non-load-bearing walls for the first time since the space was renovated in 2005.
By classifying certain building components (for example, non-load-bearing walls or lighting systems) as five-, seven-, or 15-year personal property, taxpayers can take higher depreciation deductions.
Taken together, these principles precipitate buildings that are built on columns, with non-load-bearing walls that often contain large expanses of glass.
Room layout changes that caused non-load-bearing walls to carry loads.
The northern, non-load-bearing walls are being constructed from rice strawbales (R value 50) and the southern, window-filled walls are supported by steel panels.