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- The surface of glazing (except glazing in doors).
- Any part of a ceiling which slopes at an angle of more than 70º to the horizontal.
But a wall does not include:
- Doors and door frames.
- Window frames and frames in which glazing is fitted.
- Architraves, cover moulds, picture rails, skirtings and similar narrow members.
- Fireplace surrounds, mantle shelves and fitted furniture.
A wall constructed from two skins of masonry, the outer skin of which can be brickwork or blockwork and the inner skin of which is generally of blockwork, separated by a cavity to prevent the penetration of moisture and to allow for the installation of thermal insulation.
A dwarf wall is the term used to refer to a low wall that is often used as a garden wall, fence or as the base of a conservatory or porch structure. Generally, it can be applied to any wall that is less than one-storey in height, but typically they are less than a metre tall.
A wall forming the external enclosure of a building, including part of a roof pitched at an angle of more than 70° 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 repair or maintenance).
 Internal load-bearing wall
See for example: Secant pile wall.
A wall comprising an outer skin of panels and an airtight insulated backing wall separated by a ventilated cavity. Some water may penetrate into the cavity but the rainscreen is intended to provide protection from direct rain.
A wall constructed of one or two skins of masonry which can consist of brick or blockworkor both but it does not include a cavity between the interior and exterior, or it is filled with smaller stones and lime. Solid walls are also single material walls such as cob walls, rammed earth, or adobe.
- Barrier wall system.
- Building fabric.
- Coping and capping
- Crinkle crankle wall.
- Crosswall construction.
- Curtain wall.
- Diaphragm wall.
- Dwarf wall.
- Hesco barrier.
- Infill panel walls.
- Load-bearing wall.
- Movable walls.
- Partition wall.
- Party wall.
- Preventing wall collapse.
- Raised floor.
- Rubble masonry.
- Simply supported.
- Sleeper wall.
- Supported wall.
- Suspended ceiling.
- Trombe wall.
- Types of structure.
- Wall ties.
- What are walls made of?
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