Handyman trade jargon

Jargon by trade
Day rate

The payment required by a tradesmen for a single day's work.

Flat pack

A piece of furniture sold unassembled.

Floating shelf

A shelf which does not have any visible brackets or other support, making it look as though it is floating on the wall.

Hourly rate

The payment required by a tradesmen for a single hour's work.

 

Mastic

Term used for some high-grade adhesives and sealants.

Time served

A phrase that describes a tradesman who has completed a period of apprenticeship or training.

Wall mount

Attachment to fix furniture or appliances to a wall.

 

Waste carriers license

A license that must be possessed by any tradesman transporting, disposing of, or brokering waste.

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