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Broom-finish Concrete - A floor slab that is floated and trowelled smooth, then finished by drawing a stiff broom across it to make it a non slip surface ...
Builders' hardware that has been scoured with an abrasive to achieve a dull lustre
Finish Floor - A finished walking surface.
Fire Brick - A fire resistant brick used to line a fireplace.
Fire Cut - An angled cut on joist ends found in solid masonry wall construction designed to prevent wall collapse in case of fire.
- a final coat of render or plaster, usually very smooth, often with painting in mind. The application of this coat is often referred to by the plasterers as "fining off".
Finished stone or brick used to visually reinforce the exterior corners of a building.
The sloping member in a roof system that supports the sheathing and roof covering. Exposed rafters are common in Bungalow and Craftsman style homes.
Faux Finish Glossary of Terms at Creative Evolution.net
Glossary of Medieval Art at University of Pittsburgh
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The exterior finish of a building is what protects the interior from the elements: rain, wind, snow. In Ontario, exterior finishes are necessarily quite durable.
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Rubbed: A finish obtained by using an abrasive to remove surface irregularities
Rubbing brick/Rubber: Bricks that were rubbed, i.e., smoothed
Rubbing stone or brick: A hard stone or brick used to rub, i.e., smooth, hand made bricks ...
2. vt (finishing tape) → toccare
1. n (Anat, Culin) → petto; (of woman) → seno, mammella
to make a clean breast of it (fig) → vuotare il sacco ...
The finished surface below the fascia and rafters is called the soffit or eave.
The finishing (often with paneling) of the lower part of a wall, usually in a classical interior; in origin a formalized continuous pedestal. Dado rail: the moulding along the top of the dado.
Trim - The finish materials to a building, such as moldings applied around openings (window trim, door trim) or at the floor and ceiling of rooms (baseboard, cornice, picture molding).
Pointing The finished mortar treatment of bricks and masonry joints.
Portico A porch supported by columns and open on at least one side.
Proportion The relationship of the size of parts of a building to each other and to the whole.
Oversite The finish to the ground surface beneath suspended floors.
Pantile A curved roof tile which hooks over adjoining tiles, typical in some 1930 s construction.
When the work was finished on the Last Judgment in (October 1541), Michelangelo was accused of intolerable obscenity for his depictions of naked figures showing genitals (and inside a church, and in St.Peter's, the most important one).
It usually covers the joints between the frame and the wall finish, thus hiding any shrinkage gaps, which may occur.
Asbestos - material used in the past for insulation and fire protection.
Blind Nailing:Nailing in such a way that the nail heads are not visible on the finished work.Blind Rivet:Riveting in such a way that the rivets are not visible on the finished work.
LAP DOVETAIL: an overlapping form of dovetail joint which is not finished flush. LATTICED SUPERTRANSOM: a latticed transom above the springing level.
SAND FINISH: A final plaster coat; a skim coat. SAP: All the fluids in a tree. SASH: Individual frame into which glass is set; the movable part of a double-hung window.
When the chevet of Le Mans was finished, in 1254, the beginnings recorded in Jumièges two centuries before had worked themselves out to a point beyond which further wholesome development was impossible.
Workforce included German POW's; wiring, plumbing and finishes used requisitioned German materials. In 1949, it was praised, in 1952 criticized, and in 1955 Khruschev personally labelled it as "a pinnacle of excesses".
Decorative gable trim, corbels, and a variation of exterior finishes. This style actually is a combination of several other main styles like Italianate, Second Empire and Queen Anne.
(Scots): Sloping or shaped stones finishing a gable upstanding from the roof. A skewputt is a bracket at the bottom end of a skew.Skew archAn arch spanning responds not diametrically opposed; hence also skew bridge.
The following year, he finished the construction of the royal apartment in the Residenz Palace in Munich, which was followed three years later by the addition of an opulent conservatory or Winter Garden on the palace roof.
The kind of surface finishing the intonaco should have is a matter of personal taste and often involves the use particular types of plastering materials and troweling techniques such as a marble dust intonaco - a dry marble dust is sifted ...
Tuckpointed - Method of finishing joints of face-brickwork, with mortar, coloured to match the bricks on which a lime-putty bead is run to form a crisp white delineation of the bonding.
finial - the top or finishing stone of a pinnacle.
flying buttress - a buttress arched over at the top to engage with a main wall. A principal feature of Gothic architecture, lending strength and solidity to the main structure.
finish - the final appearance exposed stone slab surfaces are fabricated to meet. finished stone - building stone with one or more mechanically dressed surface(s). fireproof - relatively incombustible.
Annulet : A circular finishing found on pillars or piers, sometimes decorated with carvings.
Archivolt : An ornamental molding seen often in arch shaped portals following the lines of the face with sculpted figures.
a doorway or window opening Arrow-loop or slitLong, narrow and usually vertical opening in a wall or merlon, through which arrows were shot ArtilleryFirearms, such as handguns and cannons AshlarBuilding stone precisely cut and finished to ...
CORNICE A cornice is the finished edge of the roof where it meets the exterior wall, of varying sizes, sometime plain, but often decorative and marked by brackets, dentils, medalions or some other decorative feature.
PEDIMENT A gable finished with a horizontal moulding between the two lower corners, ultimately derived from Greek temples. A broken pediment has this horizontal moulding partially left open.
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