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Toughened glass which breaks into small pieces, which are less harmful than the large splinters of ordinary glass
A weighty T-hinge
A natural volcanic silica dust which produces Roman cement when crushed and mixed with lime and rubble
A short round wooden rod
A detatchable loose floor covering made from linseed oil and hessian with fillers of flax, chalk or softwood which is calendered to a smooth surface
A beam or girder that carries secondary beams or other heavy loads
The lowest member of a truss or girder
One of several framing timbers that share loads with others running parrallel to them at fairly close spacings
An intermediate rail on a framed door to carry a lock
A clay brick of high compressive strength and low absorption
Unplasticized polyvinal chloride, a rigid, chemically resistant form of PVC used for piping, window framesand other structures
Members joined together to form triangles, with some working in tension and others in compression
A document agreed between producers and users that describes how things should be done
A hard corrosion resistant alloy of copper and usually tin
Regulation laws in britain made under building act 1984
A building paper that is microporous to allow ventilation and the escape of water vapour
A hydraulic cement made entirely from portland cement clinker
A pitched roof with heat insulation above the roof space, which is not ventilated, and with a vapour barrier under the insulation
A roofing upstand on a parapet wall, particularly if formed in mortar or asphalt
Plaster of paris shaped insitu by casting it in vinyl or rubber moulds for decorative work
Method of joining two panels together by means of one panel having a recessed shelf to receive the other panel on top of it leaving a flush surface
Hollow translucent block of toughened pressed glass, a glass brick
The separation between veneers of plywood or between laminations of glued-laminated timberwork due to failure of the adhesive
Wood based building boards such as chip board, orientated strand board and fibre board
A bathroom basin on top of a pedastal that stands on the floor
A permanent decreade in size, it may cause cracking or warping
A flush joint made by rubbing brickwork with sacking
An area of glazing in a roof, either an opening light, a fixed light or simple rooflight sheet
A building block made of sawdust, sand and cement and is nearly three times as insulating as dense as concrete
A clay floor tile made from ordinary clays usually 'as-dug' or trreated in a pug mill, formed by extrusion and fired in a kiln
A concrete floating floor
An insect which eats most sorts of wood, looks like an ant and are found in tropical and warm temperate regions
The bond used in a half-brick built of stretchers with gaps between; the bricks are held only by bed joints at their ends
A wooden batten fixed over sheathing felt to the roof decking, and under roof tiling battens, to allow any rainwater below the tiles to run away
A rough textured surface on concrete, made by removing a thin layer of cement and fines
The change in dimensions of a material such as timber, concrete or mortar as a result of a change in water content
An intermediate vertical timber in a framed partition OR A threaded steel rod used as a screw fixing OR A heavy steel pin fixed to steel floor beams
Galvanised steel profiled sheeting, shaped fo use as composite decking or permanent formworkunder a concrete slab
A solid foundation laid below ground level to support or strengthen a building
Used to increase noise and heat insulation
A pattern of brickwork consisting entirely of headers
Water or other vapour in warm airturns to liquid when the air temperature drops below the dew-point (C) of liquid
Light that is too bright causing either discomfort or eye strain
The body which issues Agrément certificates
Sheets of fibres matted into felt and bonded by saturating with bitumen or bitumen-polymer
A person who installs and repairs piping, fixtures, appliances, and appurtenances in connection with the water supply, drainage systems, etc., both in and out of buildings.
Paper pasted onto a wall as a base for wallpaper or paint
Concrete made with only coarse aggregate and cement, without sand. Contains large pores which prevent capillary action and lets in driving rain or rising damp
A wire cut brick
The heat produced in concrete, plaster, mortar etc from the chemical reactions of setting

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