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Last edited 21 Mar 2018
A dwarf wall is a low wall that is often used as a garden wall, or as the base for the perimeter of a conservatory or porch structure. It can be applied to any wall that is less than one-storey in height, but typically dwarf walls are less than 1 metre tall.
In conservatories and porches, dwarf walls usually have glazing above. This is beneficial in terms of reducing the amount of glass required, not only in terms of cost but also in terms of cleaning and maintenance. They also assist in managing internal thermal comfort, as spaces with full-height glass can become hot in sunny weather and cold at night and in the winter. The wall construction also protects the glazing from damage at low level.
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