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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…

Join between…
There are a number of places in the barn where the rough pointed internal wall joins up to a smooth plastered and painted wall or ceiling.

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Step 9 = walls
…for a conversion your hands are usually tied but you’ll need to consider insulation, finishes and any remedial work. First things first, will the walls remain or do they need to…

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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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