sleeper wall

sleeper wall

A dwarf wall which carries a joist supporting a floor; if of brick, it usually is perforated to permit the passage of air for ventilation.
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The thermoformed surfaces, made from approved prototypes, must be controlled to form "seamless" connections with the units on either side and to the sleeper wall and ceiling.
There is small lawned garden area with shrubs and trees and a further raised garden area with retaining sleeper walls lying to both the front and side of the house.
To detach the vulnerable structure from the wet ground, the floor plate could be raised on sleeper walls supported by economical strip foundations, and the roof plate held in position by temporary internal timber scaffolding until the entire studwork was complete.