Date: Tuesday, 24 April 2012
Bold geometric style of architecture and interior design popular from 1925 to 1940.
Sub-floor timber that supports floor joists.
Compulsory insurance for builders that protects you from faulty work.
A layer of metal, brick, timber or cement that protects the structural elements of a building.
Molding at the top of the walls of a room used to join it to the ceiling.
A binding agreement that states the structure must conform to specific standards.
Period of time indicated in the contract in which the builder has to rectify defects.
Overhang at the edge of the roof that projects over the wall.
A sheet or band running horizontally along ends of the roof rafters between moldings.
Sheet metal that protects the walls and roof from moisture.
Triangular section of wall sitting between the ends of a sloping roof.
Thin mortar used to fill the joints and cravices found between tiles or masonry.
Wood harvested from broadleaf trees (eg. oaks, maples), unlike softwood (pine, fir).
Wood, steel or concrete beams providing the main structural support for a ceiling or floor.
Horizontal structural member supporting the load over a door or window.
Louvre (or louver)
Parallel slat in a window or door that allows air and light to enter but keeps rain out.
Stage when building works are completed in accordance with the contract.
Cement or plaster coating applied to brick or masonry walls .
Detailed description of work to be undertaken and materials to be used in a renovation.
Rigid structural support (usually in a triangular shape) for roofs and floors.
Thin layer of high-quality wood glued on top of inferior wood for aesthetic purposes.
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