What is Wall Hung
Definition of Wall Hung in Construction
The term wall hung is a very common term used in construction and building. The obvious meaning to the term is that whatever construction element, it is referencing, is hung on the wall, as opposed to hanging from the ceiling or sitting on the floor. The important understanding of the term wall hung is the necessary application required within the wall to support the wall hung construction element. There are various methods of supporting a wall hung element, such as plywood blocking, metal strapping of simply installing the wall hung unit on the framing members that make up the wall. The construction and building industry has developed many different accessories that can be purchased to allow the proper support of a wall hung construction element. There are specialized expansion bolts, toggle bolts, expansive assemblies that will open up, like an umbrella, in the interior construction of the wall to support the wall hung assembly or product. When an element is designated as wall hung, it is important that the coordination and the proper supervision during the construction of the walls is an ongoing process during construction. The proper installation of blocking is essential for the installation of wall hung assemblies and products. Wall hung means that the actual wall will be supporting the construction element; it will not be hanging from the ceiling or sitting on the floor. The wall as well as the fasteners must be compatible and coordinated to properly support the wall hung assembly.