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Can you name the Construction Terms ?

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The body which issues Agrément certificates
Hollow translucent block of toughened pressed glass, a glass brick
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
Paper pasted onto a wall as a base for wallpaper or paint
A concrete floating floor
A permanent decreade in size, it may cause cracking or warping
Members joined together to form triangles, with some working in tension and others in compression
The heat produced in concrete, plaster, mortar etc from the chemical reactions of setting
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 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 beam or girder that carries secondary beams or other heavy loads
Unplasticized polyvinal chloride, a rigid, chemically resistant form of PVC used for piping, window framesand other structures
A hard corrosion resistant alloy of copper and usually tin
Wood based building boards such as chip board, orientated strand board and fibre board
A document agreed between producers and users that describes how things should be done
Used to increase noise and heat insulation
A weighty T-hinge
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
Plaster of paris shaped insitu by casting it in vinyl or rubber moulds for decorative work
A solid foundation laid below ground level to support or strengthen a building
A bathroom basin on top of a pedastal that stands on the floor
One of several framing timbers that share loads with others running parrallel to them at fairly close spacings
A roofing upstand on a parapet wall, particularly if formed in mortar or asphalt
An intermediate rail on a framed door to carry a lock
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Sheets of fibres matted into felt and bonded by saturating with bitumen or bitumen-polymer
The separation between veneers of plywood or between laminations of glued-laminated timberwork due to failure of the adhesive
Water or other vapour in warm airturns to liquid when the air temperature drops below the dew-point (C) of liquid
Regulation laws in britain made under building act 1984
The change in dimensions of a material such as timber, concrete or mortar as a result of a change in water content
A flush joint made by rubbing brickwork with sacking
A wire cut brick
An insect which eats most sorts of wood, looks like an ant and are found in tropical and warm temperate regions
Galvanised steel profiled sheeting, shaped fo use as composite decking or permanent formworkunder a concrete slab
A pattern of brickwork consisting entirely of headers
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 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
An area of glazing in a roof, either an opening light, a fixed light or simple rooflight sheet
The lowest member of a truss or girder
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 building paper that is microporous to allow ventilation and the escape of water vapour
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 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 building block made of sawdust, sand and cement and is nearly three times as insulating as dense as concrete
A rough textured surface on concrete, made by removing a thin layer of cement and fines
A short round wooden rod
Light that is too bright causing either discomfort or eye strain
Toughened glass which breaks into small pieces, which are less harmful than the large splinters of ordinary glass
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

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