A transparent protective coating material.
A beam made up of several layers of timber glued together with the grain in parallel.
Lath and plaster
Thin strips of wood nailed to interior surfaces such as studs and ceiling joists and covered with plaster.
Decorative glazing using small rectangular, diamond or other shaped pieces of glass, often
A horizontal beam spanning an opening.
Load Bearing Member
A structural member to support vertical loads.
Load Bearing Wall
A wall designed to support loads in addition to its own weight.
Found in Interwar housing, now usually called an entry foyer.
A horizontal arrangement of overlapping and downward slanting timber or glass slats to admit air but exclude rain (often floor to ceiling in tropical climates).
A covered opening for access either to the underfloor area or the roof cavity.
A bituminous membrane for covering low roofs or floors in the
Double-pitched roof sloping from ridge to eaves on 2 sides, but in 2 different planes with the lower being the steeper and a vertical wall on the other 2 sides.
Decorative structure around and above a
Originally construction by a mason in stone, but expanded to include brick, concrete
The use of exhaust fans for the flow of air.
Welded steel used for concrete reinforcement.
Metal sections used to “finish” gaps around door or window frames.
A diagonal joint formed by 2 pieces of timber meeting at an angle.
Blocks or brackets supporting a cornice or eaves (also known as
A neat join between 2 timbers, one with a socket to receive the matching projecting end of the other, to make a firm connection without the need for nailing. The piece with the socket is called a female and the piece with the projecting end is called a male.
A material used to prevent moisture into a building.
A decorative design used for floors, walls or ceilings finishes.
A band or strip along a surface or joining 2 surfaces, such as an architrave around a door or window, a cornice where the wall and ceiling meet or a skirting where wall and floor meet.