nonbearing wall

nonbearing wall

[′nän‚ber·iŋ ′wȯl]
(civil engineering)
A wall that bears no vertical weight other than its own.

nonbearing wall

A wall supporting no load other than its own weight; a non-load-bearing wall.
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Apatov cut a 4- by 5-foot hole in the nonbearing wall between bedroom and stairwell, framed in a header and sill, and installed a plywood box that spans the stairwell.
Rather than position the well so as to light only the hall, the designer let it cut into the living room ceiling, 18 inches beyond the shared, nonbearing wall.
Krause replaced a flat, nonbearing wall with a curved one that begins in the dining room and swoops through the rest of its arc in the kitchen.
Kato removed the nonbearing wall between kitchen and dining room.
You could remove a nonbearing wall between two rooms and add a room-dividing fireplace with no other structural work besides providing a chimney (typically made of sections of triple-wall steel pipe).
A floor-to-ceiling column replaced a nonbearing wall that separated a small kitchen from an adjacent dining room and den.
302, $ 10,000 fortenant improvement: alterations of nonbearing walls in office space to create new reception area.
The school is now in the process of getting a contractor to repair the walls, including rusted steel studs on nonbearing walls.
Wenatchee; $2,000 to remove nonbearing walls around office and add dressing rooms and closet.
Suite 210, $20,000 to demolish nonbearing walls, reconfigure second floor suite with prefab partitions.
Nonbearing walls without mechanical lines can be taken out rather easily, whether they are of sheet rock or plaster, Halperin said.
To build the two display shelves at top center, Los Angeles architects Prats/Coffee cut into nonbearing walls a triangular niche at a corner (backed by a closet) and a 9-inch-deep, 14-inch-high linear opening along a hall.