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Last edited 04 Nov 2019
Approved document C, Site preparation and resistance to contaminants and moisture, suggests that a wall is: 'Any opaque part of the external envelope of a building that is at an angle of 70° or more to the horizontal.'
Approved document B, Fire Safety, Volume 2, Buildings other than dwellinghouses (2019 edition), suggests that the external wall of a building includes all of the following:
- Anything located within any space forming part of the wall.
- Any decoration or other finish applied to any external (but not internal) surface forming part of the wall.
- Any windows and doors in the wall.
- Any part of a roof pitched at an angle of more than 70 degrees to the horizontal if that part of the roof adjoins a space within the building to which persons have access, but not access only for the purpose of carrying out repairs or maintenance.
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