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Toughened glass which breaks into small pieces, which are less harmful than the large splinters of ordinary glass
A beam or girder that carries secondary beams or other heavy loads
An intermediate rail on a framed door to carry a lock
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 hydraulic cement made entirely from portland cement clinker
Hollow translucent block of toughened pressed glass, a glass brick
Paper pasted onto a wall as a base for wallpaper or paint
Regulation laws in britain made under building act 1984
A short round wooden rod
Unplasticized polyvinal chloride, a rigid, chemically resistant form of PVC used for piping, window framesand other structures
An area of glazing in a roof, either an opening light, a fixed light or simple rooflight sheet
Water or other vapour in warm airturns to liquid when the air temperature drops below the dew-point (C) of liquid
The lowest member of a truss or girder
A solid foundation laid below ground level to support or strengthen a building
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
The body which issues Agrément certificates
A document agreed between producers and users that describes how things should be done
Sheets of fibres matted into felt and bonded by saturating with bitumen or bitumen-polymer
A wire cut brick
A permanent decreade in size, it may cause cracking or warping
Light that is too bright causing either discomfort or eye strain
An insect which eats most sorts of wood, looks like an ant and are found in tropical and warm temperate regions
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
A roofing upstand on a parapet wall, particularly if formed in mortar or asphalt
Wood based building boards such as chip board, orientated strand board and fibre board
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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.
A bathroom basin on top of a pedastal that stands on the floor
A rough textured surface on concrete, made by removing a thin layer of cement and fines
Galvanised steel profiled sheeting, shaped fo use as composite decking or permanent formworkunder a concrete slab
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
One of several framing timbers that share loads with others running parrallel to them at fairly close spacings
The bond used in a half-brick built of stretchers with gaps between; the bricks are held only by bed joints at their ends
The change in dimensions of a material such as timber, concrete or mortar as a result of a change in water content
A pitched roof with heat insulation above the roof space, which is not ventilated, and with a vapour barrier under the insulation
The heat produced in concrete, plaster, mortar etc from the chemical reactions of setting
A concrete floating floor
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
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
A clay brick of high compressive strength and low absorption
A natural volcanic silica dust which produces Roman cement when crushed and mixed with lime and rubble
A building block made of sawdust, sand and cement and is nearly three times as insulating as dense as concrete
A pattern of brickwork consisting entirely of headers
The separation between veneers of plywood or between laminations of glued-laminated timberwork due to failure of the adhesive
A hard corrosion resistant alloy of copper and usually tin
A flush joint made by rubbing brickwork with sacking
Plaster of paris shaped insitu by casting it in vinyl or rubber moulds for decorative work
Used to increase noise and heat insulation
A weighty T-hinge
Members joined together to form triangles, with some working in tension and others in compression
A building paper that is microporous to allow ventilation and the escape of water vapour

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