22 Nov, 2018

Building jargon explained #9Scissor truss: A prefabricated boomerang-shaped frame, often made of...

Building jargon explained #9Scissor truss: A prefabricated boomerang-shaped frame, often made of timber, used to support a roof. Shiplap: Boards used to line internal or external walls, usually laid h ...

7 Oct, 2018

Building jargon explained #8Most people know this term, I also like TGIF!! 🙊POETS day: Colloquial...

Building jargon explained #8Most people know this term, I also like TGIF!! 🙊POETS day: Colloquial name for Friday, or in other words: P*** Off Early, Tomorrow’s Saturday 😁Root barrier: An engi ...

29 Sep, 2018

Building jargon explained #7Lintel: A structural item, such as a steel or timber beam, that carries...

Building jargon explained #7Lintel: A structural item, such as a steel or timber beam, that carries loads over an opening, ie a timber beam over an opening in a wall that supports the weight of the ro ...

3 Sep, 2018

Building jargon explained #6Hip: Slanted ridge formed by the intersection of two sloping surfaces at...

Building jargon explained #6Hip: Slanted ridge formed by the intersection of two sloping surfaces at an external corner.Hoarding: Board fence sometimes required for scaffolding.

2 Sep, 2018

Building jargon explained #5Gable: Triangular end of a house formed by the end of a pitched roof,...

Building jargon explained #5Gable: Triangular end of a house formed by the end of a pitched roof, from the level of the eaves to the roof apex.Gabled roof: Roof consisting of two sloping surfaces.

21 Jul, 2018

Building jargon explained #4Fascia: Board fixed horizontally to the lower ends of the rafters, which...

Building jargon explained #4Fascia: Board fixed horizontally to the lower ends of the rafters, which guttering can be fixed to.Footing: A construction feature that transfers the weight of a building t ...

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