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The anatomy of…

Category: Useful Information November 10th, 2011 by mbc

Anyone who has ever experienced my struggling for a correct structural term, name of a tool or other fine point of building terminology will understand why I thought writing an ‘anatomy of…’ series was a good idea.

This series of posts will be about laying bare the basics of building through annotated diagrams so that a layman like me can better understand and use the vocabulary of building terms. If you’ve ever asked yourself what exactly is a purlin, a stud wall or a trickle vent then hopefully I’ll start to provide some answers…

There’ll be a bias toward the types of structures found in my barn, but I’ll try to cover other types of construction as far as I am able to.

It will also be a chance for me to try out and develop some skill with Google’s excellent SketchUp 3D modelling tool.

The series starts with: The Anatomy of a Roof then The Anatomy of a Floor.

If you enjoyed that post, then read these…

Flooring
As well as the health benefits of not using carpets in your conversion project, alternatives can also help your bank balance when incorporated into the building during its conversion.

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Step 10 = floor
… floor levels are dictated by a heady blend of building reg’s, foundations, ceiling height and final finishes – you need to consider each of these – tricky! What goes…

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Maintenance [really does] matter
I discovered a great source of information on the maintenance and restoration of old buildings on the new Maintenance Matters website.

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