Conservatories trade jargon
The side of a conservatory that adjoins the existing house.
A noble gas used to fill the space between sheets of glass in some double glazed windows, chosen for its insulating properties.
- Base wall
A low wall made up of a small number of brick courses at the bottom of a conservatory.
A decorative feature that can be used on a conservatory roof.
- Edwardian conservatory
A square-shaped conservatory capped with an apex roof.
- Full-fill cavity
A wall cavity that has been completely filled with insulation.
A horizontal beam, made of metal or wood, which can support a ceiling, wall or floor.
A type of conservatory that attaches to a house, typically rectangular with a slanted roof.
A horizontal beam supporting a wall above a door or window.
- Party wall
A boundary between two properties over which both sides has legal rights.
Previously known as uPVC - Polyvinyl Chloride (Unplasticised); a material that is used to make some conservatories, doors and windows. Alternatives are hardwood or aluminium.
Rolled steel joist; used as a structural support across wide openings.
- Sleeper wall
A low wall that supports ground floor joists.
- Victorian conservatory
A conservatory with more than four sides and an apex roof, often topped with a crest.
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