Internal walls

6.3.3Supporting load-bearing internal walls

Load-bearing internal walls shall be adequately supported by foundations.

Load-bearing internal walls should have:

  • a foundation, or
  • a means of support that transfers loads safely to a foundation.

Foundations should be in accordance with Part 4 of these Standards, including, where applicable, Chapter 4.3 ‘Strip and trench fill foundations’ and Chapter 4.4 ‘Raft, pile, beam and pier foundations’.