Restoration & Refurbishment trade jargon
Small particles of various crushed stone, rock, or gravel. Often used to refer to any loose building material such as sand, ballast, gravel, MOT, etc.
- Building Act 1984
The overarching act of legislation that covers all building regulations in the UK.
- Conservation area
An area designated by the local authority to be of special historical or architectural significance, in which certain developments may be restricted.
A horizontal beam, made of metal or wood, which can support a ceiling, wall or floor.
A horizontal beam supporting a wall above a door or window.
- Second fix
Items installed after plastering has been completed, such as plug sockets, radiators and doors.
- Sleeper wall
A low wall that supports ground floor joists.
An expression for all the small issues left over at the end of a construction project. Typically a homeowner will identify snags which the tradesman will rectify to complete the job.
- Stud partition
A non-load bearing dividing wall, made of a timber frame covered in plaster board.
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