Last edited 30 Nov 2020

External wall

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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.'

An external wall is a wall forming the external enclosure of a building.

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:

NB RICS property measurement, 2nd edition, published by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) in January 2018, defines an external wall as: ‘The external enclosure of a Building, which comprises the area between the Internal Dominant Face and the outside of a Building.’

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