AS106.12 Load-Bearing Walls
Plastered strawbale walls shall be permitted to be used as load-bearing walls in one-story buildings to support vertical loads imposed in accordance with Section R301, in accordance with and not more than the allowable bearing capacities indicated in Table AS106.12.
|WALL DESIGNATION||PLASTERa (both sides) Minimum thickness in inches each side||MESHb||STAPLESc||ALLOWABLE BEARING CAPACITYd (plf)|
|A||Clay 11/2||None required||None required||400|
For SI: 1 inch = 25.4mm, 1 pound per foot = 14.5939 N/m.
- Plasters shall conform to Sections AS104.4.3 through AS104.4.8, AS106.7 and AS106.10.
- Any metal mesh allowed by this appendix and installed in accordance with Section AS106.9.
- In accordance with Section AS106.9.2, except as required to transfer roof loads to the plaster skins in accordance with Section AS106.11.
- For walls with a different plaster on each side, the lower value shall be used.