Indoor Wall on Stud Wall

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 steveoracle 12 Jan 2022

Hi All,

Is there any way to support an indoor wall on a stud wall? Or any other way to support an indoor wall without it being fixed to a brick wall?



 Fiona Reid 13 Jan 2022
In reply to steveoracle:

A free standing frame may be your best bet. 

 S Ramsay 13 Jan 2022
In reply to steveoracle:

If the opposite wall is a structural wall it may be possible to have some ceiling height beams that run from top of your climbing wall to the structural wall. These would then be loaded on compression by your climbing frame. At the bottom of your climbing wall you may then want a beam that runs along the floor that is screwed into the floorboards or the joists to relieve the loading on the stud wall. This design may take quite a bit of material to make it adequately stiff as it is only connected to the room at two points quite far from each other. I contemplated doing this an a room but for various reasons never followed to through

 Fraser 13 Jan 2022
In reply to steveoracle:

In a word, no.

 JMarkW 13 Jan 2022
In reply to steveoracle:

Bolt the to the ceiling joists/rafters. This what I did for all the inclined supports the ply is fastened to.

Leaves a whole in the ceiling plaster mind.

 Fraser 13 Jan 2022
In reply to JMarkW:

To avoid putting holes in the ceiling,  what I've previously done is put spreader timbers above the rafters, cross drilling these to insert threaded drop-rods through the ceiling and fixing a timber header rail against the underside of the p/board ceiling. That way I only had 5 x 12mm diam. holes in the plasterboard to fill when I dismantled the wall. The base of the inclined board supports just sat on a timber footer at the wall /floor junction,  no mechanical fixings are required. 

In reply to steveoracle:

Are you really going to call it Stud Wall when it's finished?

 JMarkW 13 Jan 2022
In reply to Fraser:

I did consider this, but as I don't really know what I'm doing it got over engineered....

 MischaHY 08:59 Fri
In reply to steveoracle:

My solution to this issue was to build a freestanding a-frame. This is perfect because it means you can have two different angles of board and a small roof in the middle. 


Haven't got any current ones of the whole wall but here is a general picture from when it first went up: 

The design is extremely stable and actually only cost about 900€ for all the wood and screws.

Hope this helps inspire some psyche. 

In reply to steveoracle:

First off, if you’re asking this question, then you need to have someone reasonably qualified to come and have a look at your actual installation place. You’ll get every answer possible from a forum which doesn’t help.

Assuming it’s ok, then the Metolius info sheet is a good start.

I’ve a 4m high wall in my garage which is triangulated into stud work and floor joists and has stood 7 years of hard use, so it is possible

 steveoracle 21:40 Fri
In reply to paul__in_sheffield:

Thanks Paul, much appreciated. I'll pass this on to a joiner who should be able to work it. out. Ta!

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