The A to Z of Building Terms: Part Four

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The A to Z of Building Terms: Part Four

Welcome to part four of our A to Z of building terms. We have chosen a selection of common terms you may come across in the process of buying, building, selling or renovating your home.

An OVERHANG is a protruding structure that may provide protection for the lower levels of a building.

Overhang - The A to Z of Building Terms: Part Four

A PIER is a vertical column of brickwork or other material, used to strengthen the wall or to support a weight

Pier 150x150 - The A to Z of Building Terms: Part Four

A QUAD MOULDING is a moulding with a cross-section of a quadrant of a circle used to cover joints (often in eaves or at junctions of walls and/or ceilings).

quad moulding - The A to Z of Building Terms: Part Four

A RETAINING WALL is a wall built to hold back a bank of soil or other material.

Retaining Wall 150x150 - The A to Z of Building Terms: Part Four

SOFFIT is the material between the roof’s eaves where the fascia and gutters are placed to the wall.

Soffitt 150x150 - The A to Z of Building Terms: Part Four

A TRUSS is a structure with straight pieces forming triangles to support a load.

Truss 150x150 - The A to Z of Building Terms: Part Four

 

UNDERPINNING is the process of strengthening the foundation of an existing building or other structure.

Underpinning 150x150 - The A to Z of Building Terms: Part Four

WEEPHOLES are the gaps left between some bricks in external masonry walls to facilitate ventilation and drainage.

Weepholes 150x150 - The A to Z of Building Terms: Part Four

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