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Old 10-04-2010, 07:55 PM   #1
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[SOLVED] Technical term for the OPPOSITE of a STRUCTURAL WALL?


I am writing a formal letter to the owner of the home sharing common walls with us. To sound as professional as possible, I would like to use the correct term, so as to get my thought across, clearly to him.

What is the opposite of a structural wall? Would it just be "non-structural wall?"

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Old 10-04-2010, 08:45 PM   #2
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I think all walls are structural, but some walls are load bearing, some walls are non-load bearing.

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Non load bearing wall are sometimes called 'partitions'--I'm not sure that that term is used correctly,however.
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the common wall would be a demising wall.

as mike said; a non-load bearing wall is typically a partition wall.
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Then there are also "parting" walls.
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Opposite of a Structural wall would be a non-structural wall, but you may be confusing a structural wall with a load-bearing wall as per above.
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Old 10-04-2010, 10:32 PM   #7
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Wow, thanks for all the comments!

I was thinking of using "partition wall" but wasn't sure if it would be applicable. But after seeing the definitions, I am pretty sure it applies.

Thank you all! All of this information is going to come in handy for other letters I will be writing shortly.
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Old 10-04-2010, 10:38 PM   #8
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Then there's "wall-it", used when it comes time to pay for materials and/or labor.
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"Common wall" is the correct term.
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But way, almost all "common walls" are also "load bearing" walls.

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