Transverse partitions

1850-1890



Until the end of the 1800s, interior walls/partitions in residential buildings are predominantly constructed of brick-lined timber frames.

In transverse walls, beams in the storey partitions form the top and bottom wall plates in the timber frame.

Transverse timber-framed walls are partly load-bearing by virtue of the beams included in the wall structure.

Recommended literature in Danish:
Herholdt: Vejledning i Husbygningskunst (1877)
Danskbyggeskik.dk: Bygningsdel/Indervægge/Bindingsværk

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