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I

Ingle-nook (Cosy corner)
A room recess, usually with a built-in seat and an open fire.

Invert Level
The lowest point of the internal surface of a pipe or sump.

 

J

Japan
Dark varnish like Japanese lacquer, often applied to floorboards and door hardware.

Joinery
The craft making of timber elements for buildings such as doors, windows, stairs and cupboards.

Joists
Horizontal timbers to which flooring or ceiling is fixed.

Juliet balcony
A small roofed balcony as at the gable end of an attic.

Junction
A pipe fitting, for the connection of branches to a main pipe.

 

 

 

K

Keyed Joint
In masonry terms this is a mortar joint in which protruding mortar is left to provide a key for a rendered external wall finish.

Keystone
The wedge-shaped central piece of an arch.

Kickplate
A wide horizontal metal plate or strip fixed along the bottom part of a door to protect it from disfigurement or wear as a result of kicking during use. As used in kitchens.

Kiln Dried Timber
Timber having been seasoned or dried with artificial heat to a specific moisture content.